Kurdish YPG says Turkey shelling Afrin heavily

Kurdish YPG says Turkey shelling Afrin heavily
Above, a Turkish military convoy arrives at an army base in the border town of Reyhanli near the Turkish-Syrian border. (Reuters)
Updated 19 January 2018

Kurdish YPG says Turkey shelling Afrin heavily

Kurdish YPG says Turkey shelling Afrin heavily

BEIRUT: The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish forces had fired around 70 shells at Kurdish villages in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria in a bombardment from Turkish territory that began around midnight and continued into Friday morning.
Rojhat Roj, a YPG spokesman in Afrin, said it marked the heaviest Turkish bombardment since the Turkish government stepped up threats to take military action against the Kurdish region. Roj, speaking from Afrin, said the YPG would respond with utmost force to any attack on Afrin.