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Syrian-Turkey Attack: Turkey entered the Syrian war to remove ISIL from its border. The Turkey state-run news agency tells Turkish jets have struck 18 Syrian Kurdish militia. Points north of the Syrian city of the embattled town of Aleppo, killing more than 200.
Turkey: Army kills up to 200 fighters in Aleppo
The Turkish fighter jets strike People Protection Units in northern Syrian city as the intense battle continues.
The Turkish soldiers said its fighter jets hit Syrian Kurdish targets in the north of Syria and killed up to 200 militants.
The attacks targeted the Maarraat Umm Hawsh region in northern Syria. Many militia fighters are kill in the assault. Between 160 and 200 army die in the attack.
The jets hit 18 targets in Maarrat Umm Hawsh, a region north of the city of Aleppo, the official news agency Anadolu said.
The report insisted that between 160 and 200 fighters from the YPG group were killed in the raids.
A Syrian-Kurdish forces leader said that while Turkish jets and artillery were attacking, no more than 10 fighters has killed.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, say that at least nine YPG fighters were confirmed killed and more than 26 people injured in the attack.
Anadolu said nine buildings used as YPG headquarters, meeting points, shelters and weapons depots were destroyed and also four vehicles.
US-Turkey tension over Syria
Turkey launched a ground operation in northern Syria in August, targeting the Islamic State of Iraq(ISIL). And the Levant group and the YPG, and continues to maintain a military presence in the neighboring country. ISIL is also was known as ISIS.
The US admits the YPG to be a vital force in the fight against ISIS in Syria.
Turkey states that the group is an extension of its outlawed Kurdish fighters . The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) who have brought out a series of deadly attacks over the past year in Turkey.
Tensions between US and Turkey have increased over the YPG, but Ankara has frequently said it will not allow a “terror corridor” on its southern boundary and wants to prevent the joining of the Kurdish “cantons” of Kobane and Afrin.
“It will be interesting to see what the United States has to say about the attack Turkey has carried out on the force sees as efficient in fighting ISIS in Syria,” said Al Jazeera Mohammed Adow, reporting from Gaziantep a Turkish border city near Syria.
Turkey entered the Syrian war to try and remove ISIS from its border. Which last month Ankara said it achieved while also aiming to stop the westward advance of the YPG.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey would not “wait for terrorist organizations to come and attack us.”