BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – On Friday, Turkish forces perpetrated nothing short of a massacre in the city of Afrin when army artillery and air force jets indiscriminately shelled and bombed residential areas to an intensity not yet seen during Ankara’s Olive Branch operation.
According to sources, Turkish shelling and airstrikes killed at least 45 five civilians – among the dead were sixteen children and fourteen women. One Turkish bomb reportedly struck Afrin’s main hospital leaving some nine people dead.
According the reports, Turkish forces are deliberately attacking random civilian targets across Afrin in a bid to scare people into leaving the city.
Amid all this, thousands of civilians refuse to leave their homes in Afrin saying that they would rather die than leave anything to ‘Turkish invaders.’