Death toll in Syria's Afrin climbs to 18
January 22 2018 05:03 PM
A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighter looks through the scope of a rocket launcher at a monitoring p
A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighter looks through the scope of a rocket launcher at a monitoring point near the Syrian village of Qilah, in the southwestern edge of the Afrin region close to the border with Turkey. AFP

Reuters/Beirut

The death toll from a Turkish offensive in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria stands at 18 civilians, including women and children, the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia alliance said on Monday.

An additional 23 people have been wounded in the offensive, SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel added in a statement circulated on an instant messaging group run by the SDF. The SDF includes the Kurdish YPG militia - the stated target of the Turkish attack.



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