TURKISH FORCES BOMBARDED YPG MILITIA POSITIONS EAST OF EUPHRATES

Source: Middle East Monitor

Turkish forces bombarded Kurdish YPG militia positions on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, Reuters reports.

The move comes two days after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued what he said was a “final warning” to those who would endanger Turkey’s borders, saying Ankara was determined to focus its attention on Syrian Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates.

The bombardment targeted the Zor Magar area to the west of northern Syria’s Ayn al-Arab region and was aimed at preventing “terrorist activities”, Anadolu reported.

Turkey considers the YPG militia a terrorist organisation and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has led an insurgency in Turkey for more than three decades.

Read more at: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20181029-turkish-forces-bombarded-syrian-kurdish-ypg-militia-positions-east-of-euphrates/

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