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Turkey: Kurdish children flee U.S airstrikes on Syria00:33

Turkey: Kurdish children flee U.S airstrikes on Syria

Turkey, Aran
September 23, 2014 at 18:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Young children were among the hundreds of Kurdish refugees seen fleeing from Syria into Turkey at the Kobane/Aran border checkpoint on Tuesday, as US military and partner nations began carrying out airstrikes on Syrian soil.

The exodus comes in the midst of violent confrontations between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamic State (formerly ISIS) fighters in the area. US airstrikes in Syria's Raqqa province were confirmed by Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirkby, who revealed that the area was struck by US fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk Cruise missiles launched from as far away as the Red Sea.

Workers from the Red Crescent were present at the crossing to provide assistance to the refugees.

Turkey: Kurdish children flee U.S airstrikes on Syria00:33
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Young children were among the hundreds of Kurdish refugees seen fleeing from Syria into Turkey at the Kobane/Aran border checkpoint on Tuesday, as US military and partner nations began carrying out airstrikes on Syrian soil.

The exodus comes in the midst of violent confrontations between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamic State (formerly ISIS) fighters in the area. US airstrikes in Syria's Raqqa province were confirmed by Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirkby, who revealed that the area was struck by US fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk Cruise missiles launched from as far away as the Red Sea.

Workers from the Red Crescent were present at the crossing to provide assistance to the refugees.

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