by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/16/18, 12:11 pm
At least 68 civilians died in two separate clashes in Syria Friday, a day after the seventh anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war. Syrian Kurdish forces said Turkish airstrikes and shelling in the Afrin region killed at least 20 civilians. Turkey considers the Kurdish militia a terror group affiliated with other Kurdish rebels who have staged attacks in Turkey. Redur Khalil, spokesman with the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed the civilian casualties and said at least 30 others sustained injuries during shelling in the Ashrafieh neighborhood in Afrin.