A huge explosion rocked a checkpoint for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the city of Afrin, northern Aleppo.

Local sources confirmed that up to 80 Kurdish fighters as well as civilians were killed and wounded in the explosion which is believed to be due to an airstrike conducted by unidentified warplane.

While YPG supporters accused Turkey of the bloody attack, some claimed that the airstrike was carried by either Syrian or Russian jet fighter.

The area targeted by the airstrike, located in Sherewa District, acts as a crossing point for civilians fleeing the battles currently fought between Syrian government forces and Islamist groups in the battleground city of Aleppo.

Afrin has recently come under rocket attacks and artillery bombardment fired by the Turkish military positioned along the borders with Syria.

Turkey is leading a coalition of Syrian rebels; currently engaged with heavy battles against the Islamic State jihadists along the borders.

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Soizic

We are waiting for identification by Russian satellites of this ” unidentified warplane””

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Igor Dano

who is “we”?

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Not a psychopath named Igor Dano who’s dreaming about 170 millions of death in this war.

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Excellent

Where is SAA to defend the Kurds ? Oh, Kurds fought against SAA and expelled them. Now, they are bombed by Turkey. ha ha

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Your interpretation is bias again : there were clashes between Asayish (police) and NDF (paramilitaries), not between YPG and SAA.
Assad recently delivered 25 tons of ammos to YPG.

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James R

The missile shown in the video has 9M79M written on it, this is a Tochka missile.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OTR-21_Tochka
So either it is an elaborate false flag attack or Russia or Syria have bombed them by accident.

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jvillain

Only one truck hit. That tends to lean towards there being some thing on that truck rather than them going after the whole group.

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With Russians in Afrin, it’s dubious about the Russians, now, SAA has SS-21 Tochka but SAA arms depots were seized by both Qaedans and Daesh so it even may have ended under Turkish hands…

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Igor Dano

Dead Kurds are OK.
USA instigated this war. And the retarded Kurds decided to take orders from US and fight under the US command.
They will wake up soon, as US drops them, us dropped every one of their allies. US never sticks to any agreements.
Kurds betrayed Assad and fight alongside of US, they deserve to be evaporated, who ever has done it, I could’t care less for the Kurds.

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Cyriak Papasissis

Russia recently dropped weapons & ammunition to the same YPG , and the RuAF supported them in battles against the Turkish-supported FSA.

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US just began their support just a little before the Manbij offensive as they hoped YPG to take Raqqa and… In fact, they didn’t really attacked Raqqa but funnelled it to take Manbij, LOL. In fact, US got implied only to not look ridiculous as the Kurds achieved scores with EU and Russian help while the NySA project was already doomed. Taking Manbij wasn’t even on US agenda, LOL. Igor’s hate of muricans is making him blind, especially if we consider that SAA backed up from Kurdish zones so Kurds had to create their own militia to not be “evaporated”… Read more »

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Takuto Shinigami

I have the feeling that Kurds from NE, NW Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran are all somewhat different, also in their allies.

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Why PKK broke the truce? Just watch this!
This used to be the biggest neighbourhood in Kurdish city of Sirnak in Turkey
https://twitter.com/mutludc/status/797962695316094976
Who are the terrorists?