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Turkey says barrel bombs have hit Syrian opposition fighters

The Anadolu Agency, quoting military officials, reported on Wednesday that two opposition fighters were killed in the attack in the village of Tall Nayif in northern Syria while five others were wounded.

world Updated: Oct 26, 2016 13:41 IST
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Syrian government forces walk in the strategic area of the Bazo hilltop, north of Khan Tuman on the southern outskirts of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo as they advance in the ongoing offensive to the seize rebel-held eastern part of the city on Tuesday.
Syrian government forces walk in the strategic area of the Bazo hilltop, north of Khan Tuman on the southern outskirts of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo as they advance in the ongoing offensive to the seize rebel-held eastern part of the city on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a helicopter believed to belong to Syrian government forces has dropped barrel bombs in a deadly attack on Turkey-backed opposition forces in the border area.

The Anadolu Agency, quoting military officials, reported on Wednesday that two opposition fighters were killed in the attack in the village of Tall Nayif in northern Syria while five others were wounded. The agency didn’t say when the attack happened.

Turkey sent troops and tanks into Syria in August to support Syrian opposition forces efforts to clear the border area of Islamic State fighters.

Ankara is also seeking to contain the US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces fighting IS. Turkey says the Kurdish forces are linked to Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish insurgents and the Turkish government considers both to be terrorist groups.