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Turkish forces take strategic hill near Syria's Afrin amid intense airstrikes as civilian toll reaches at least 51

The Japan Times

KILIS, TURKEY – Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured a strategic hill in northwestern Syria on Sunday as their offensive to root out Kurdish fighters entered a second week.


Huge Twitter hijack forces accounts to post swastikas, Nazi messages and pro-Erdogan propaganda

The Independent

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U.S. airstrikes, Turkey shelling claim 63 Islamic State fighters in Syria

The Japan Times

ISTANBUL – The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. The state-owned Anadolu Agency said the strikes took out multiple rocket launchers and gun positions. Four drones deployed from the Incirlik air base, a launching point for U.S.-led coalition forces in southern Turkey, took part in the operation and killed 29 militants. The airstrikes were informed by intelligence gathered by the Turkish army, the private Dogan news agency reported. The remaining 34 Islamic State fighters were "neutralized" by rocket fire and artillery shelling from Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency.