Two Children Are Among The Eight Civilians Killed In Turkey’s Syria Attacks
Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria has cost the lives of eight civilians so far, according to The Independent, and two of them are children.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the fatalities, saying that one child “died along with their mother and father, in a village outside of Tal Abyad, a Syrian border town that is under heavy bombardment,” and the other was “killed near the city of Qamishli.”
Thousands of civilians have fled the area amid intense bombing along the border, the news outlet reported.
Turkish military officials said that they have “hit 181 targets of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with its air force and artillery, paving the way for its ground forces and allied Syrian rebel groups to cross into Syria on Wednesday evening.”
Turkey has long planned to launch an attack in northern Syria but no action was taken prior to this past weekend, when President Donald Trump gave the greenlight to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a phone call.