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Syria: Civilian Casualties Rise as Turkey Presses Afrin Offensive

HeadlineFeb 01, 2018
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In Syria, human rights groups say the civilian death toll is mounting in the northern city of Afrin, where Turkey’s military is pursuing a bombing campaign and ground offensive against the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who control the region. On Wednesday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia circulated video showing what it said was the aftermath of an attack on civilians in Afrin.

Injured civilian: “I was on the road when it was shelled. I was injured in my head and my legs. Do we look like soldiers? It is not a military area. I had already fled my village with my family from Jalama village.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday the Turkish offensive in Afrin has killed several hundred people, including civilians. Meanwhile, the Turkish offensive has left an ancient temple in the region seriously damaged. Photos show the 3,000-year-old site of Ain Dara reduced to rubble after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes.

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