Kurdish forces call for no-fly zone in northern Syria

Syrian Kurdish forces call for a no-fly zone across the country’s north in response to yesterday’s deadly Turkish air strikes.

“Only (by) declaring north Syria as a no-fly zone can YPG defend the country unhindered. Turkey must adhere to no-fly zone,” wrote the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Twitter.

Earlier today, fighting broke out along the northeast Syria border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes erupted “after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units fired on an armored vehicle belonging to Turkish forces that had crossed the Syrian-Turkish border.”

Turkish forces were firing artillery at YPG positions west of Darbasiyah, a border town in Syria’s northeast Hasakeh province, and YPG fighters were lobbing rockets on Turkish outposts, said the Observatory’s Rami Abdel Rahman.

There was no immediate information on casualties.


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