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Turkish bombardment kills 20 civilians in Syria: monitor


Beirut: Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 20 civilians in Syria today, the fifth day of an incursion against Islamic State group jihadists and Kurdish militia, a monitor said.

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“At least 20 civilians were killed and 50 others wounded by Turkish artillery fire and air strikes on Sunday morning at Jeb el-Kussa,” a village south of Jarabulus, said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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It comes after Turkey suffered its first fatality on Saturday, blaming Kurdish militia in a fight for control of the border region.