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Syria: 'We are all civilians' - Turkish airstrikes hit the town of Ma'batli02:10

Syria: 'We are all civilians' - Turkish airstrikes hit the town of Ma'batli

Syrian Arab Republic, Ma'batli
January 27, 2018 at 06:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Turkish airstrikes struck Afrin's town of al-Ma'batli on Friday amidst the ongoing Operation 'Olive Branch' offensive. A family of seven people was killed and scores more were injured in the strikes, according to Syrian news agency Sana.

One of the witnesses noted that the airstrikes targeted residential areas, adding that "they bombed us even though there are no soldiers here - we are all civilians".

A number of residential buildings and public properties were reportedly decimated. The death toll is likely to climb as many remain trapped under the rubble.

Last week, Turkish war planes started to bomb Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military operation named 'Olive Branch.'

Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Syria: 'We are all civilians' - Turkish airstrikes hit the town of Ma'batli02:10
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Turkish airstrikes struck Afrin's town of al-Ma'batli on Friday amidst the ongoing Operation 'Olive Branch' offensive. A family of seven people was killed and scores more were injured in the strikes, according to Syrian news agency Sana.

One of the witnesses noted that the airstrikes targeted residential areas, adding that "they bombed us even though there are no soldiers here - we are all civilians".

A number of residential buildings and public properties were reportedly decimated. The death toll is likely to climb as many remain trapped under the rubble.

Last week, Turkish war planes started to bomb Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military operation named 'Olive Branch.'

Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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