Turkey Plunges Deeper Into Syria, Seizing Kurdish Territories

August 28, 2016 6:57 PM

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Turkey Plunges Deeper Into Syria, Seizing Kurdish Territories

Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.

Turkish warplanes roared into northern Syria at daybreak, and its artillery pounded what security sources said were sites held by Kurdish YPG militia, after the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce overnight fighting around two villages.

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