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Turkish Drone Attack Hits Kurdish Militants in Syria, 8 People Killed

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Turkey launched drone strikes targeting Kurdish militant positions in northeastern Syria, after concluding that the suicide bomber in Ankara at the weekend was from Syria. At least eight people were killed in the Turkish drone attack.

As reported ReutersThursday (5/10/2023), local Syrian security sources said two people were killed in an attack that hit a car near a local military facility and six other people were killed in an attack that hit a military post near the town of Amuda.

Turkish authorities, on Wednesday (4/10) local time, confirmed that all Kurdish militant facilities in Syria and Iraq were legitimate targets, after the country concluded that the two perpetrators of the suicide bomb attack in front of a government building in Ankara were from Syria.

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a force dominated by the Kurdish YPG and supported by the United States (US) in the coalition against ISIS, denied that the suicide bombers came from areas they controlled.

The head of the SDF, Mazloum Abdi, said on Wednesday (4/10) local time that Turkey was looking for a ‘pretext’ to continue attacking SDF-controlled areas in Syria.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), designated a terrorist group by Turkey and its allies, previously claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb blast that killed two people in Ankara.

Ankara routinely launches air strikes against the PKK militia in northern Iraq. The Turkish military also carried out several cross-border attacks into Syrian territory with the Kurdish YPG as its target.

Turkish authorities consider the Kurdish YPG also a terrorist group affiliated with the PKK.

(nvc/idh)

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