Airstrikes pound Kurdish village in Syria’s Afrin District

Turkish airstrikes and a ground offensive continue apace in Iraq, while in neighboring Syria, Turkey carried out airstrikes against a Kurdish village in Afrin District, killing at least 15 civilians, including a number of women and children.

Turkey provided no indication as to why they were attacking the village, or Afrin District in general. The area on Syria is mostly Kurdish, however, and Turkey rarely needs much of a reason to carry out operations against Kurds.

Airstrikes in Iraq’s Dohuk Province were also reported to have killed at least five civilians. These airstrikes were backing an ongoing ground offensive in northern Iraq which is aimed at the Kurdish PKK movement.

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