Turkish artillery killing Syrian civilians

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Syria: Kurds killed in Afrin shelling, Davutoglu vows to continue anti-Kurdish campaign

14 February 2016

At least two civilians were killed and several injured in the village of Maryamayn near Afrin in Aleppo governorate, Sunday, following reports of renewed shelling by Turkish artillery. The civilian targets are under control of Kurdish People‘s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish Minister Ahmet Davutoglu informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier on Sunday that Turkey would continue to target Kurdish militias in Syria.

Turkish artillery are reportedly targeting villages and regions in the Aleppo governorate and the northern villages of Afrin province, with dozens of civilians, including children, left injured in the area.

See also here. And here.

TURKEY’S shelling of Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces at Menagh air base in Aleppo province marks a dramatic escalation of outside interference in the Syrian conflict: here.

Turkish border guards opened fire on Syrian refugees from Lattakia and Idlib attempting to cross into Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday. The guards killed at least 10 refugees and wounded 10 others in the attack on Friday, the Observatory claimed: here.

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  1. Tuesday 16th February 2016

    posted by James Tweedie in World

    Ankara warns of ‘harshest reaction’ if Azaz falls

    KURDISH militia forces continued their advance against Turkish-backed Islamist rebels in Syria yesterday in defiance of threats from Ankara.

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed that the strategic border town of Azaz would not fall to the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

    He threatened the “harshest reaction” if the Kurdish force did capture the town, while claiming that his army’s artillery shelling of YPG-held areas in northern Aleppo province had driven it back.

    “YPG elements were forced away from around Azaz. If they approach again, they will see the harshest reaction. We will not allow Azaz to fall,” Mr Davutoglu said.

    He warned that the Turkish military would render Menagh air base — recently captured by the YPG from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front and its ally Ahrar ash-Sham — “unusable” and warned the Kurds — belatedly — not to advance east of their western enclave of Afrin or west of the River Euphrates.

    But the YPG paid the Turkish prime minister no heed, capturing the town of Tall Rifat, south of Menagh, under cover of Russian air strikes while advancing on the outskirts of Azaz.

    Mr Davutoglu was speaking on his jet, bound for Ukraine to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments with the Kiev regime.

    He also met Crimean Tatar leader and MP Mustafa Abdulcemil Kirimoglu and condemned Russia’s reunification with the Crimea.

    Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it would support a UN security council motion opposing Turkey’s attacks on Syria.

    It also accused Ankara of helping the hard-pressed Nusra Front and Islamic State bring reinforcements and arms across the border.

    And in Brussels, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini echoed Washington’s call at the weekend for Turkey to halt the bombardment.

    She said: “Only a few days ago, all of us including Turkey, sitting around the table, decided steps to de-escalate and have a cessation of hostilities” and more fighting “is obviously not what we expect.”

    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said its hospital in Maaret al-Numan south of Idlib city was bombed four times yesterday, with at least seven people killed and at least eight others “missing, presumed dead.”



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  7. 12-year-old murdered by state forces in Nusaybin

    State forces have launched an aggression on Dicle neighborhood of Mardin’s Nusaybin district Sunday evening.

    As the Turkish state’s all-out war against Kurdish people continues across North Kurdistan, military and police forces have launched an aggression in Mardin’s Nusaybin district Sunday evening.

    The aggression by armored vehicles targeted Dicle neighborhood, leaving 12-year-old Muğdat Ay dead as he played outside with his friends. 16-year-old Azad Denger got wounded in a foot.

    Residents have taken the slain and wounded boys to Nusaybin State Hospital.

    Source: MARDİN – ANF 15-02-2016


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