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Turkey launches an airstrike on a Kurdish base in northern Syria

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Turkish aviation attacked the base of the Arab-Kurdish units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the province of Hasek, the Lebanese television station al-Mayadeen reports with reference to the correspondent.

Earlier, the SDF said that US troops withdrew from the border with Turkey in northern Syria, violating the agreements reached with Kurdish allies. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan also said that US forces are leaving the territory where Turkey plans to conduct an operation against Kurdish forces.

“Turkish aircraft attacked the headquarters of the Kurdish forces in the vicinity of the city of al-Malikiya in the province of Hasek in the north-east of Syria,” the channel reports.

There is no evidence of casualties as a result of the strike.

Syrian state channel Ikhbariya also reported a Turkish attack against SDF forces in the village of Tell Tawil in the vicinity of al-Malikia.

In turn, the Syrian radio Sham FM reported that the Turkish Air Force launched air strikes at a checkpoint on the Syrian border with Iraq, as a result of which two bridges were destroyed.

Erdogan said a decision on a Turkish operation in northern Syria east of the Euphrates could be made in the coming days.

According to him, the purpose of the operation will be to clear the Syrian border with Turkey from the self-defense forces of the Syrian Kurds, create a security zone there, and place the Syrian refugees in Turkey. Washington said US forces would not participate in Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria.

The presence of Turkish forces on the border of Syria, which are conducting an operation there against Kurdish forces, Damascus has repeatedly called illegal and urged Ankara to withdraw troops.


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