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Turkey violates Syria truce by shelling Kurds: Kurdish official

28 February 2016 21:44



A senior Kurdish official says Turkish forces have once again fired shells into Syrian towns controlled by Kurdish forces, violating a ceasefire that has recently come into effect in the Arab country.

“The first violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2268 has been made by Turkey. Its troops shelled the cities of Tal Abyad and Uslub,” head of the Syrian Kurdish mission to Moscow, Rodi Osman, told Russia’s Interfax news agency.

He added that Turkey must be urged to stop “violating Syria’s sovereignty.”

The comments come as a ceasefire agreed by the United States and Russia took effect in Syria on February 27 midnight Damascus time. The Syrian government also accepted the terms of the truce on condition that military efforts against Daesh and the al-Nusra Front Takfiri militants, who are not included in the ceasefire agreement, continue.


Daesh terrorists come from Turkey: Russia

Meanwhile, in a separate development on Sunday, the Russian ceasefire monitoring center in Syria said it is verifying reports that a Saturday attack on the Kurdish town of Tal Abyad was carried out by militants coming from Turkey.

Ankara has widely been blamed for the surge in the deadly militancy in Syria as it has been supporting militants with funds, training and weapons.

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