In Syria, at least 14 civilians were killed today in Turkish airstrikes at the northeastern part of the country. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Turkish airstrikes and mortar fire by allied Syrian fighters killed the civilians around the village of Bab al-Kheir. Turkey’s president has threatened to broaden his assault and US-brokered ceasefire deal already appeared to crumble.
The deal was meant to provide a five-day pause for the evacuation of Kurdish fighters from the battleground border town of Ras al-Ain and other areas. Kurdish-led SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said Turkey was clearly violating the terms of the agreement reached during US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Ankara on Thursday.