The Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, denounced that Turkish bombers killed 18 of his relatives in the city of Al-Bab, during an interview with Al-Mayadeen TV Channel on Sunday.
Hassoun already lost his only son, Sariyah, during the early days of the Syrian conflict, when the latter was assassinated by rebels on his way back home from college in the western Aleppo countryside.
For several months, Turkish forces have been trying to take the city of Al-Bab from Islamic State (ISIS) militants in what is known as Operation Euphrates Shield.
Despite their material and manpower advantage, Turkey is still not able to capture the city from ISIS forces.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Armed Forces keep advancing south of al-Bab towards Deir Hafer, another ISIS bastion.