Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said the strikes hit their positions near the Syrian border town of Al-Malikiyah at 2:00 am Tuesday (2300 GMT Monday).
“Turkish planes carried out a broad offensive on a YPG base that houses media and communication centers and some military installations,” the YPG statement said.
“The treacherous attack killed and wounded fighters,” it added, without giving a toll.
Meanwhile, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkey carried out “dozens of simultaneous air strikes” on YPG positions in Hasakeh province overnight, confirming that a media centre was hit.
“Three YPG members working in the media centre were killed,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
According to Abdel Rahman, the strikes were the first Turkish air raids in Syria since it completed an unprecedented military campaign there in March.