Turkey‘s Defence Ministry says a car bomb has killed no less than eight civilians in northeast Syria close to the Turkish-held city of Tal Abyad.
The ministry mentioned Sunday that 20 individuals had been additionally injured in the assault in the village of Salik Atik, south of Tal Abyad. It blamed the assault on Syrian Kurdish fighters.
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Turkey invaded northeast Syria final month to push out Syrian Kurdish fighters close to the border.
Ankara considers the Kurdish-led forces to be terrorists due to their hyperlinks to Kurdish militants combating inside Turkey.
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The Kurdish teams have known as in Syrian authorities forces to halt Turkey’s advance.
Syrian authorities forces have since clashed with Turkish troops and Turkey-backed opposition fighters, regardless of a shaky truce brokered by Russia.
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