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Alleged Russian airstrike kills at least 7 Turkey-backed fighters in north Syria

19 8 20

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Warplanes attacked Turkish-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, killing and wounding about 20, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media said.

The airstrike struck a position in an area near the town of Afrin. It came amid increasing tensions between government forces and insurgent groups who still have a stronghold in northwestern Syria, mainly in the province of Idlib.

The Sunday morning airstrike was carried out by Russian warplanes, opposition activists said.

The airstrike hit a center for a Turkish-backed group known as the Hamza Division, killing seven fighters and........

© The Times of Israel

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