January 20, 2018 / 5:47 PM / 10 months ago

Turkey says hits 108 Kurdish militant targets in Syria airstrikes

Smoke rises from the Syria's Afrin region, as it is pictured from near the Turkish town of Hassa, on the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish airstrikes struck 108 targets belonging to Kurdish militants, the army said in a statement on Saturday, hours after it launched an operation against a U.S.-based Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province.

The Turkish military did not say whether the targets were all in Syria’s Afrin’s province.

A Reuters cameraman at the border with Syria earlier reported seeing warplanes fly overheard, carrying out strikes on the Syrian side.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Alexander Smith

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