Farhad Shibli, deputy co-chair of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), was among a total of four fatalities in a Turkish drone strike on Iraqi Kurdistan. This was reported on Friday, two days after a separate attack in Sinjar. Both Unicef and Medecins sans Frontieres have condemned this attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that armed jihadist groups have taken control in several areas of Afrin, which was previously under the control of Turkish forces and their proxies.
Meanwhile in Diyarbakir, Turkey, journalists arrive in solidarity for their colleagues in prison awaiting trial, and the branch chair of the Nationalist Action Party (MHP), part of the ruling coalition, was arrested for abuse of a child, but only after a tip-off which allowed the party to avoid further scandal by closing the branch in advance,
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