Turkish bombardment kills 20 civilians in Syria, says monitor

A Turkish army tank and an armoured vehicle are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, Turkey
A Turkish army tank and an armoured vehicle are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, Turkey

A Turkish army tank and an armoured vehicle are stationed near the border with Syria. (AAP)

Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 20 civilians in Syria on Sunday, the fifth day of an incursion against Islamic State group jihadists and Kurdish militia, a monitor said.

“At least 20 civilians were killed and 50 others wounded by Turkish artillery fire and air strikes on Sunday morning at Jeb el-Kussa,” a village south of Jarabulus, said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It comes after Turkey suffered its first fatality on Saturday, blaming Kurdish militia in a fight for control of the border region. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: NewsNow/SBS News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.