Russian jets, Syrian regime pound Turkmen areas

Assad regime forces and Russian warplanes have been targeting Turkmen villages since Monday night in fresh round of assaults

Russian jets, Syrian regime pound Turkmen areas

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian regime forces, supported by Russian jets, continued to target Turkmen villages in Latakia province, local sources told Anadolu Agency.

The sources said the Assad regime and Russian warplanes have targeted Turkmen villages in the Jabal al-Akrad area constantly since Monday night in a fresh round of assaults. 

Thousands of Turkmen have been displaced by the fighting around Bayirbucak.

Over the last several weeks, approximately 2,000 Syrian Turkmen, fleeing the violence in their home country, have arrived in southern Turkey.

Turkmen are a Turkic ethnic group largely based in Syria and Iraq, where they live alongside large Arab and Kurdish populations.

The Turkmen community, which includes both Sunni and Shia Muslims, shares close cultural affinities with the Turkish people.

Last Mod: 08 Aralık 2015, 15:55
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