January 21, 2018 / 1:59 PM / in 5 months

Turkish warplanes hit 45 targets in operation on Syria's Afrin: military

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes hit 45 targets in northern Syria’s Afrin region on Sunday, the military said, as ground forces pushed into the area in an operation targeting a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia.

In a statement, Turkey’s armed forces said 32 warplanes had carried out the air strikes aimed at shelters, hideouts, and ammunition and weapons depots belonging to the Kurdish YPG militia.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler

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