Since 1am this morning (Damascus time), Turkish artillery units have “constantly” bombarded the predominately Kurdish village of Baflûnê.

The aforementioned village is located in the Efrin area of Aleppo province, just west of Azaz.

Although pure speculation, the artillery attack is likely retaliation for Kurdish fighters seizing the nearby village of Sheikh Issa from Turkish-backed rebels two days ago.

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) rather opportunistically captured Sheikh Issa during a major ISIS offensive against rebels in northern Aleppo.

In the past, the Turkish Army has repeatedly targeted the YPG in cross border shelling as the latter militant group is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara.

YPG has close ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which has been leading an underground insurgency in Turkey for decades.

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German
German
2016-05-30 16:23

Do you want to excuse Turkey?

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-30 19:57

Very very gruesome results : they are massively shelling villages and towns full of civilians!
WAR CRIME!

German
German
2016-05-30 20:48
Reply to  daeshit sucks

Yes, war crime and genozide, too! Its not the first time, that Turkey kills kurdish civilians in Syria and in their own country.