Turkey Moves Into Syria With An Airstrike In The Northeastern Region

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16 people belonging to the Kurdish driven SDF alongside 6 more fighters were slaughtered and another 33 injured, as Turkey proceeded with an airstrike in Syria

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:

According to reports, 16 individuals holding ranks in the Kurdish driven Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alongside six different soldiers were killed and another 33 harmed, as Turkey continued with an airstrike on the northeastern part Syria. Turkish planes and huge weapon shells struck 181 people over the affected zone after U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to give the green light for the specific activity.

'Main targets are terrorists'

The Defense Ministry of Turkey expressed that its fundamental targets were militants, including people from the People's Protection Units (YPG) state armed force that acts as a strong support for the SDF. Be that as it may, pictures of injured men, houses alongside women and young children scrambling to get into vehicles to get away from the contention have been circulated on social media since Thursday. 

Read: India Calls Upon Turkey To Respect Territorial Integrity Of Syria

As Kurdish-backed powers moved towards the north, all tasks against the Islamic group, ISIS, in Syria has been put to a stand-still and because of this the activists to coordinate various suicide attacks in the city of Raqqa. This brought about the experts being worried about the way that this assault will go as an ideal escape for detainees to escape from various holding facilities.

As indicated by reports, the Trump-led administration stated that Turkey is ready to take accountability for the holding facilities it has control over, that contain countless Islamic State radicals from various parts of the world who came to Syria to join the militant organization.

Read: Turkey Says Syria Operation Will Be 'proportionate And Responsible'

Pressure on the Kurds

The Kurds are being compelled on various fronts, as Syrian President Bashar Assad's military advanced on the northern Syrian city of Manbij in the Aleppo region with the goal of capturing the zone at the earliest opportunity. According to reports, Assad could endeavour to make a plan with the Kurds to handle the Turkey coordinated attacks yet experts believe that such a plan may never materialise.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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