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Turkish forces shell Syrian air base captured by Kurds
February 13, 2016 / 4:55 PM / 2 years ago

Turkish forces shell Syrian air base captured by Kurds

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces on Saturday shelled a Syrian air base and a village captured by Kurdish fighters from insurgents in recent days in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

A Kurdish official confirmed the shelling of Menagh air base in the northern Aleppo countryside, which he said had been captured by the Kurdish-allied Jaysh al-Thuwwar group rather than the Kurdish YPG militia.

Both are part of the Syria Democratic Forces alliance.

There was no immediate comment from Turkey.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Alison Williams

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