Syria: Hundreds attend funeral for girl reportedly killed by Turkish fire

Hundreds of mourners accompanied the body of Sara Mustafa to her last place of rest, in Tal Abyad on Saturday, after the young girl was reportedly killed by Turkish fire. Kurdish sources say that Mustafa was killed by Turkish fire. However, they did not clarify whether the girl was killed during the Turkish cross-border shelling of the Tal Finder village, some seven kilometres (4.3 miles) away... Еще from Tal Abyad, or by a sniper. One of the mourners who attended the funeral said that «all the children in the world live with their toys, except for our kids — they live with the sound of bullets, sniping and cannons. We, in Tal Abyad and Kobane, and especially in Tal Abyad, hear the sound of bullets, and bullets hit the areas next to the borders and our military posts.» Turkish forces released a statement on Thursday saying that its November 1 shelling was carried out within the scope of «legitimate defence» in response to an alleged attack by «separatist terrorists from Syria» on Turkey's border post in Sanliurfa and Akcakale. On Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, suspended their military operations against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), citing Turkey's shelling of Kurdish positions in Syria's northeast. Turkey has previously warned that it would shell Kurdish positions in northern Syria if the US forces backing the Kurdish fighters fail to ensure their withdrawal from the area.

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