Turkish airstrike hits Syrian forces near Afrin, 6 killed - Al Masdar

An outpost for the Syrian forces near Afrin was hit by an airstrike conducted by a Turkish jet
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 17:04

An outpost for the Syrian forces near Afrin was hit by an airstrike conducted by a Turkish jet killing six fighters – including a colonel – and injuring two others, Al-Masdar reported.

According to sources, the aerial bombardment struck a gathering for the pro-government fighters stationed along the road linking Afrin to Nubl an al-Zahraa towns.

The road is extensively used by thousands of civilians who fled the battles in Afrin, particularly after the Turkish-backed militants managed to entirely seize the city.

Last week, a Turkish airstrike killed 8 fighters from the Syrian Popular Forces at al-Ziyarah crossing.​