11 killed in Turkish airstrike in N. Syria: monitor-Xinhua

11 killed in Turkish airstrike in N. Syria: monitor

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-08-16 23:01:45

DAMASCUS, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people were killed on Tuesday by a Turkish airstrike targeting a military position in northern Syria, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Turkish strike hit the Syrian military base in the countryside of Ayn al-Arab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo province near the Syrian-Turkish border, said the UK-based watchdog group.

Eight people were also wounded in the strike, and the death toll could rise due to the number of critically wounded people, it said.

It added that it wasn't yet clear if all the slain people were soldiers.

This comes as Turkey has intensified its strikes on the areas in northern and northeastern Syria as part of its campaign against the Kurdish militias.