Syria: Funerals for 16 killed by Turkish airstrikes held in Afrin

The funerals of sixteen people, who had been allegedly killed during Turkish airstrikes, were held in Afrin on Monday. Among the sixteen dead, two were reportedly YPG fighters and 14 were civilians. Crowds gathered at the funeral chanted against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The brother of one of the deceased YPG fighters called on Kurds to «return to protect their city.» «Afrin is... Еще for those who defend it, it is not for strangers,» he added. Earlier in the day President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkey «will not take a step back» from the military operation in the Kurdish-dominated Afrin in northern Syria. He also said that Ankara had an agreement with Russia regarding its military operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia.

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