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Syria: Shelling rocks Nusaybin as Turkish tanks move into position - reports01:58

Syria: Shelling rocks Nusaybin as Turkish tanks move into position - reports

Syrian Arab Republic, Qamishli
May 14, 2016 at 10:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Heavy shelling and fighting continued in and around the Kurdish-majority town of Nusaybin on the Turkish-Syrian border, Saturday.

Footage shot from the Syrian city of Qamishli, showed tanks reportedly of the Turkish Army firing rounds as they moved into position. Bulldozers also continued to deconstruct buildings as thick plumes of black smoke shrouded the settlement.

Violent clashes between Turkish military and Kurdish fighters have led to scores of deaths on both sides in the border town in recent days. Fighters of the Civil Protection Units (YPS) reportedly blew up an armoured vehicle and damaged a tank belonging to Turkish forces on Friday evening. The casualties couldn't be verified.

Turkish artillery also reportedly struck the Nusaybin neighbourhood of Alika, Thursday, as government forces continued their crackdown on Kurdish resistance groups throughout the country’s southeast and beyond its borders.

Turkish security forces have launched a large-scale security operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and pro-Kurdish groups across the country since the end of 2015. The operations have involved the imposition of curfews in Kurdish-majority cities including Cizre and Diyarbakir, as well as aerial bombings and ground operations.

Syria: Shelling rocks Nusaybin as Turkish tanks move into position - reports01:58
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Heavy shelling and fighting continued in and around the Kurdish-majority town of Nusaybin on the Turkish-Syrian border, Saturday.

Footage shot from the Syrian city of Qamishli, showed tanks reportedly of the Turkish Army firing rounds as they moved into position. Bulldozers also continued to deconstruct buildings as thick plumes of black smoke shrouded the settlement.

Violent clashes between Turkish military and Kurdish fighters have led to scores of deaths on both sides in the border town in recent days. Fighters of the Civil Protection Units (YPS) reportedly blew up an armoured vehicle and damaged a tank belonging to Turkish forces on Friday evening. The casualties couldn't be verified.

Turkish artillery also reportedly struck the Nusaybin neighbourhood of Alika, Thursday, as government forces continued their crackdown on Kurdish resistance groups throughout the country’s southeast and beyond its borders.

Turkish security forces have launched a large-scale security operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and pro-Kurdish groups across the country since the end of 2015. The operations have involved the imposition of curfews in Kurdish-majority cities including Cizre and Diyarbakir, as well as aerial bombings and ground operations.

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