The Sunday Review

Eleven people were killed in SyriaIncludes one journalist after Turkish warplanes were used in an “air operation” in According to reports, the country and its neighbor Iraq were both in effect late Saturday to An official of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, (SDF) No casualties have been reported from the Iraqi side.

Turkey’s new cross-border offensive, dubbed “Operation Claw-Sword” by its defense ministry, targets the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), PYD People’s Defense Units (YPG), and Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), reported state-run news agency Anadolu.

The campaign A deadly explosion follows in The heart of Istanbul A week ago, Turkish officials claimed Kurdish separatists were to blame for the attack, a claim that Kurdish groups have denied. That was the attack. killed Minimum six people were killed and minimum 81 injured.

Turkish fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the vicinity of Kobani, Dahir al-Arab Village and al-Beilonya. Ferhad Shamii, head media at SDF, stated via Twitter.

Shami stated that the strikes affected north and east SyriaA hospital is destroyed in Kobani and a Power Station in Derik is also responsible for destroying grain silos in Dahir al-Arab.

A witness told The Sunday Review that warplanes carried out airstrikes in the vicinity of Tal Rifaat. in Aleppo’s northern countryside is under the control of the YPG.

Turkey’s defense minister congratulated his country’s air force Sunday for the “successful” air operation, according to Anadolu.

“Terrorists’ shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels, and warehouses were successfully destroyed. We followed them closely. The so-called headquarters of the terrorist organization were also hit and destroyed,” Hulusi Akar said in Anadolu reported that the address was from Ankara.

Both Turkey The United States and the PKK are considered terrorist organizations by both the United States and the United Kingdom. They disagree about the status of YPG’s military wing, which was an American ally. in ISIS is being defeated in SyriaBut Turkey It is considered the Syrian extension to the PKK.

Under suspicion of the deadly blast, a woman was taken into custody in Istanbul last Sunday. According to authorities, she was identified as a Syrian national who had been trained by Kurdish militants. to Turkish authorities.

Officials from the SDF, the YPG and the People’s Defense Forces (HPG), which is the armed wing of the PKK, have all denied involvement in The attack.

Five people were charged by Bulgarian prosecutors with supporting terrorist acts. in Connection with the blast

The five men were charged with two offenses, the Bulgarian Supervising Attorney Anglel Kanev said to reporters on Saturday. “One [is being in] an organized crime group for trafficking and human trafficking. The other is, according to article 108A in the criminal code, generally speaking, aiding to a certain extent at a certain moment, terrorist activities.”

Kanev claimed that all of the suspects were foreign nationals and that one had dual Bulgarian citizenship.