Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in a move likely to raise tensions with the US.
Turkey wants to oust the YPG militia, which it calls a terrorist group, from Afrin region on its southern border.
The US-backed YPG says at least nine people were killed in the air strikes.
Russia has moved its troops away from Afrin, saying it is concerned but will not interfere. Syria denounced Turkey’s “aggression” and “brutal attack”.
Turkey had been shelling the area for two days, ahead of its declaration of a military operation on Saturday.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey has notified all parties involved – including the Syrian government – about the offensive. Syria denied this was the case.
What is happening in Afrin?
On Saturday, Turkey announced that an air and ground campaign, dubbed “Olive Branch”, had been launched …