Syrian Kurds say IS supporters flee amid clashes

BEIRUT (AP) — The Newest on Turkey’s offensive in Syria (all instances native):

12:05 p.m.

Syrian Kurdish officers say Islamic-State supporters have escaped from a camp for displaced folks in northeastern Syria after shells landed close by.

Turkish forces have been advancing towards the city of Ain Eissa, some 35 kilometers (20 miles) south of the border, as a part of their offensive in opposition to Kurdish-led forces. The city is house to a camp housing some 12,000 folks, together with practically 1,000 overseas girls with hyperlinks to IS and their youngsters. The executive hub can be house to a U.S.-led coalition base.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Turkish warplanes struck villages close to Ain Eissa camp on Sunday. It says some camp residents fled as intense clashes broke out between Turkey-backed Syrian fighters and Kurdish forces.

It was not instantly clear what number of camp residents escaped. The Kurdish forces, who partnered with the U.S. to seize huge areas of jap Syria from IS, say they might not be capable of preserve detention services holding 1000’s of militants as they battle to stem the Turkish advance.


11:15 a.m.

Turkey’s official information company says allied Syrian forces have captured the city Suluk within the fifth day of the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria.

Anadolu information company mentioned Sunday the city’s middle — positioned at a strategic crossroads about 10 km south of the border — was cleared of Syrian Kurdish Individuals’s Safety Models, or YPG.

Turkey considers the group a risk for hyperlinks to a decades-long Kurdish insurgency at house.

A Kurdish official on situation of anonymity mentioned the clashes in Suluk had been ongoing.

Turkey’s Protection Ministry tweeted 480 YPG fighters had been “neutralized” since Wednesday. The quantity could not be independently verified.

A number of shells fired from Syria hit the Turkish border cities Akcakale and Suruc in Sanliurfa province. Anadolu information company mentioned one individual was wounded Sunday in Suruc.

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