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World Turkish airstrikes in Syria reportedly target journalist convoy, civilians; at least 9 dead

00:06  14 october  2019
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U.N. calls for protecting civilians in northeast Syria

  U.N. calls for protecting civilians in northeast Syria Civilians must be spared in any Turkish military operation in northeast Syria, where the United Nations hopes that mass displacement and Srebrenica-like killings can be prevented, a senior U.N. aid official said on Monday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The United States began pulling troops from northeast Syria in a major policy shift, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington and handing Turkey responsibility for thousands of jihadi captives.

Syria ‘safe zone’ nothing to do with Turkey ’s security. Kurdish forces attack Turkish military base in Afrin, injure two soldiers. Also in Syria . ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – At least ten people are now believed to have been killed when a convoy of journalists and civilians was reportedly shelled by

A war monitor and Syrian Kurdish officials say at least nine people, including five civilians , have been killed Turkish airstrikes on a convoy , which included protesters against the ongoing Turkey -led offensive into northern Syria .

Fresh airstrikes from Turkey reportedly targeted civilians and a group of foreign reporters in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn, according to monitoring groups and Syrian Kurdish officials.

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The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said the airstrike killed at least nine people - including five civilians on Sunday, while other reports claimed that a convoy with foreign journalists was also targeted, according to Haaretz.

France 24 reported that one journalist was also among the dead, while two French reporters were also injured in the attack. The nationality of the slain journalist was not immediately confirmed.

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Reports say that a convoy including journalists and civilians was struck by Turkey or Turkish allies in Ras Haaretz reports that at least nine people died in the air strike , including five civilians . #BREAKING: A convoy of foreign journalists and civilians reportedly struck by a Turkish jet on

At least nine people were killed, including five civilians and one journalist , in a Turkish air raid on a convoy of civilians in northern Syria on Sunday Smoke billows out after Turkish shelling on the Syrian town of Ras al Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, in Sanliurfa province


The airstrikes came hours after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the area to avoid getting caught in the middle of the fast-escalating conflict. The announcement represents a major shift in alliances for Syria's Kurds after they were abandoned by the U.S., with whom they were longtime partners in the fight against the Islamic State group.

The Syrian government said it would deploy troops along the border with Turkey to help Kurdish fighters fend of Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, the Kurds said.

The dizzying developments reflected the rapidly growing chaos that has unfolded in the week since Trump ordered U.S. forces in the region to step aside, clearing the way for the Turkish attack on the Kurdish fighters it considers terrorists.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised to "crush the heads" of the Kurds in Syria if they don't fall back from the border's safe zone, according to reports. © Provided by Fox News Network LLCThe threat comes as both Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim the other is violating terms of a 120-hour cease-fire brokered by Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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