Late in the evening on Tuesday, August 16, Turkey announced the start of a military operation against Kurdish militias. It is known about the attack of Turkish aircraft on targets in the territory of Syria, as a result of which at least 11 people died. Turkey calls the Kurds terrorists.
It is reported Xinhuawith reference to the data of the human rights organization “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”.
Residents of Turkey’s Syrian border regions were reportedly informed of the government’s plans via mosque loudspeakers.
According to media reports, Turkish aircraft have already flown over the border area of Gaziantep and are moving along the entire line of contact with Syria.
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It is noted that the Turks struck a Syrian military base in the northern province of Aleppo near the border.
“Eight people were injured during the attack, and the death toll may rise due to the serious injuries”– the publication says.
At the same time, it is currently unclear whether all the dead were servicemen.
“The air strike occurred against the background of Turkey’s increased strikes on northern and northeastern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign against Kurdish militants”– reports the publication.
Let us remind you that the day before Israel struck near Russian bases in Syria.
Earlier, the Finnish authorities refused to extradite the Kurds, whom Turkey considers to be terrorists and demands that they be handed over to the Turkish authorities for its approval of the application to join NATO.
At the end of June, it became known that Turkey refused to block the expansion of NATO.
At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey does not see concrete actions from Finland and Sweden, which are necessary for Ankara to approve their applications to NATO.