Daily Tribune

 LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 Iraq
 South Asia Quake
 Hurricane Wilma
 U.S.
 World
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Text Archive
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 News Summary
 (AUDIO)
 News Summary
 (VIDEO)
 Today
 in History
 Video Gallery
 Photo Gallery
 PhotoWeek
 SportsWeek
 U.S. Census
 Database
 U.S. Crime
 Database
 Corrections
Aug 27, 6:17 AM EDT

Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

AP Photo
AP Photo/Halit Onur Sandal

Documents
Indictment of Monzer al-Kassar
Latest Syria News
Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege

The Latest: UN and Red Cross head to suburb being evacuated

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

Russia downplays conflict with US over Syria weapons report

BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say Turkish airstrikes have hit their bases near Jarablus, a town seized by Turkey-backed rebels earlier this week.

The Jarablus Military Council says the airstrikes Saturday on their bases in Amarneh village marked an "unprecedented and dangerous escalation" and came after Turkish artillery shelled the positions the day before.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the airstrikes. Turkish officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Jarablus Military Council is supported by the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces. Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels capture Jarablus from the Islamic State group.

The incursion was partly aimed at containing Kurdish-led forces. Turkey says the Kurds must withdraw to the east of the nearby Euphrates River.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.