An all-female Kurdish militia vowed to fight on after the death of a 26-year-old British woman during a major assault on a region in northern Syria where it has boosted women's rights.
Humanitarian aid on Tuesday reached desperate families displaced to the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat by a nearby Turkish offensive, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Syria's Kurds vowed to fight to retake the Kurdish enclave of Afrin after Turkey-led fighters on Sunday seized control of its main city two months into a offensive.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken ‘total’ control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
Turkey turned up the heat on Syria's Afrin Wednesday, launching deadly strikes on Damascus loyalists deployed around the Kurdish enclave and closing in on its main city.
Hundreds of miles away from family and friends facing an attack by Turkey, Kurdish and Arab forces deployed in the eastern Syrian desert against jihadists have become increasingly frustrated.
Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.
Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria's Afrin region, the army said on Friday, after a lull in air strikes following the shooting down of Russian warplane elsewhere in Syria last weekend.