Thursday, October 20, 2016

Turkey Claims Massive Air Strikes Killed Up To 200 U.S.-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria

Wall Street Journal: Turkey Strikes Syrian Kurds as Multifaceted Conflict Rages On

Turkey says it killed up to 200 YPG fighters, but Kurds put casualties at 15

ISTANBUL—Turkish jets bombed U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State overnight, as Ankara and Washington’s competing priorities in the multi-sided Syria conflict strain ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.

There were conflicting reports about what was hit, and the death tolls varied significantly.

As many as 200 Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, fighters were killed in 26 strikes on 18 targets, the Turkish military said, in what would appear to be Turkey’s deadliest strike yet on Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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More News On Turkish Claims That Air Strikes Killed Up To 200 U.S.-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria

Turkish jets strike U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria -- Reuters
Turkey unleashing fury of airstrikes against US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces -- AP
Turkey ‘kills 200 US-backed Kurdish militia fighters in Syria’ -- The Independent
Turkey claims air raid killed up to 200 Kurdish fighters in Syria raid -- CNN
Turkey Bombs U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria's Aleppo Province -- NBC
Turkish media: Strikes kill up to 200 Kurdish militants in Syria -- USA Today
Turkey Airstrikes Kill Over 160 Syrian Kurds North of Aleppo, Military Says -- Newsweek
Turkey ‘displeased’ with U.S. support for Kurds -- AP

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Give them blowpipes, SA-7s or stingers.