The Turkish Air Force has carried out air strikes on Kurdish targets in Northern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports this on the basis of eyewitnesses.
It is said to be the first Turkish bombings in the area in almost a year and a half. The message has not been confirmed by the Turkish authorities.
A jet fighter attacked targets in the village of Saida yesterday, according to the human rights organization. That is in an area that is in the hands of Kurdish militias, such as the YPG. For some time now, fighting has been going on for the village between these militias and fighting groups supported by Turkey.
Several people have died in those fights recently, the observatory says. It is unclear whether there were also victims in yesterday’s bombings.
Turkey is targeting the YPG militia because it sees them as part of the Kurdish party PKK. It is regarded by many countries as a terrorist organization and regularly carries out attacks in Turkey.