Turkey accused of shelling Kurdish villages in N. Syria

A Kurdish Syrian official Idres Nassan Hasan Monday accused Turkey of shelling Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria in Sunday overnight air strikes, although Kurdish fighters are a key US partner in fighting the Islamic State. Ankara denied the charge. “Instead of targeting Islamic State terrorists’ occupied positions, Turkish forces attack our defenders’ positions,” the People’s Defense Units, or YPG, said in a statement. DEBKAfile: Turkey has been using its new campaign against ISIS for strikes against Kurdish groups.

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