In just three days more than 150 thousand people have fled the city of Afrin in northern Syria to escape a Turkish military offensive. Turkish troops and Syrian opposition allies began the advance on the Kurdish enclave nearly two months ago.
A German woman has been found guilty of being a member of a terrorist organization by the Turkish government. She is the third German citizen in as many months to be sentenced to prison in Turkey.
For the second time in a week Turkey has fired at US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces. The uptick in tensions has prompted the US-backed SDF to halt operations against the "Islamic State."
Airstrikes by the US-led coalition have reportedly killed at least 40 people in the last IS-controlled territory in eastern Syria. Most of the victims were reportedly women and children.
His family claimed Patrick K. was on a hiking holiday, but Turkey said he was fighting for the Kurdish YPG militia. Now a court in Sirnak has sentenced the German man to over six years in prison.
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