12:43 GMT13 April 2021
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    Turkey has shelled the positions of Syrian Kurdish fighters, stationed opposite those of Daesh militants, in the country’s north, local media reported Monday.

    SULAYMANIYAH (Iraq) (Sputnik) – According to the Hawar News Agency, the Turkish Armed Forces attacked the Kurds’ People's Protection Units (YPG), Ceys El-Siwar and Women's Protection Units (YPJ) in the early hours of Monday near the positions of Daesh (Islamic State) militants.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting several opposition factions and militant groups, including IS. Kurdish militias have also been fighting against IS, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States.

    Turkey has been shelling Kurdish militias in northern Syria along the Turkish border since February. Ankara has claimed that the Syrian Kurds have links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by the Turkish authorities.

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