June 11, 2019 / 10:38 AM / 9 days ago

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

Turkey says the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria is part of the PKK militant group, which it designates a terrorist group and which it has been fighting for more than 30 years.

The United Nations warned on Monday that up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Daren Butler

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