January 20, 2018 / 4:35 PM / a year ago

Turkish warplanes hit residential areas in Syria's Afrin: Kurdish official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes struck residential parts of Syria’s Afrin on Saturday, forcing people to hole up in their homes and in shelters, a senior Kurdish official there said.

Hevi Mustafa, a top member of the civilian administration that governs Afrin, said several wounded people had arrived in the hospitals.

Turkish jets hit positions of U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Afrin on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said earlier.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; editing by Alexander Smith

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