‘We will tear them down’: Turkey launches attack on US-backed Kurds in northern Syria

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters ride in the back of a pick-up truck holding guns and Turkish and Syrian rebel flagsThe Turkish army, supported by Syrian rebels, has launched an attack on the Syrian city of Afrin, held by US-supported Kurdish militia, opening yet another front in war-torn Syria.

Key points:
Turkish military say they have hit 108 Syrian Kurdish militia targets in Afrin
Civilians flee amid shelling and air raids
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army forces are deployed to join the offensive
The Turkish military fired some 40 rounds of artillery into Afrin from Turkish border posts yesterday, and deployed more than 8,000 Turkish-backed Free Syrian army fighters who carried Turkish flags as they were bused into the areas over the past few days.

Local media quoted Turkey’s military officials as saying warplanes had so far struck 108 out of a total of 113 Syrian Kurdish militia targets in the Afrin region, including a military airport.

via ‘We will tear them down’: Turkey launches attack on US-backed Kurds in northern Syria – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)