Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin,Russia shows concern
Jan 20, Ankara: Turkish war planes todday launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in an effort to
to oust Kurdish fighters from Afrin.
Turkey says it is launching a full military operation against these Kurds - which it considers a terrorist group, although they have been helping the US oust IS.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also threatened to strike at the city of Manbij - some 100km away from Afrin in another Kurdish area - as a next target.
Moscow after the incident, called for Turkey to excercise restraints. Russia key military figure in the region - says it is concerned by the reports, but earlier said it would not interfere in the conflict.
Syria has previously warned against any operation and said it would shoot down Turkish planes.
The Oslo Times International News Network