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Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria after US downed Turkish armed drone

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have carried out airstrikes on sites believed to be used by U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. The strikes late on Thursday came after the U.S. military shot down an armed Turkish drone that came within 500 meters of American troops in Syria. Turkey said its jets targeted some 30 sites, destroying caves, bunkers, shelters and warehouses. Turkey has been carrying out strikes on Kurdish targets in Iraq and Syria following a suicide attack outside the Interior Ministry building earlier this week. The attack was claimed by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, a designated terrorist group. The Pentagon said the Turkish drone bombed targets near the U.S. troops, forcing them to go to bunkers for safety.

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