The blast struck an entrance to the city, killing civilians including children, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Turkey liberated Afrin from the YPG almost a year ago. With the region free of terror an important source of income for local farmers – olive oil – is enjoying a revival.
Turkey has vowed to carry out a counterterrorist operation in Syria, east of the Euphrates, following two similar successful operations since 2016.
We speak with children of Azaz refugee camp, in northwestern Syria, who tell stories of fighting, separation, and deaths in family.
Washington seems to have come to terms with Ankara on the removal of PKK's Syrian branch, the YPG, from Manbij by agreeing to patrols nearby. But it also cooperates closely with the terror group in the eastern parts of the Euphrates River.
The group of Arab, Kurdish, Alawite and Yazidi residents of Afrin gathered across the border in Gaziantep to discuss Afrin's future, after Turkey's military and its FSA allies liberated the town on Sunday.
The Turkish military and Syrian opposition groups have cleared the Afrin border areas of the YPG, and now they are changing their tactics for the second phase of the operation. New deployments are also on the way.
In addition to Rajo town centre, the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army have also liberated five more villages from the YPG terror group during Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region.
The pro-regime militants consisted of a convoy of 20 vehicles that departed from the Nubl al Zahraa region and tried to advance into Afrin region.
Turkey will fight terrorism in Idlib, Manbij and along the border like it is currently doing in Afrin, President Erdogan says.
Syrians who fled the civil war in their country have rebuild their lives in the border towns of Turkey. But now the YPG rockets fired from Afrin region threaten to destroy their homes and businesses.
After a week of intense meetings between the American and Turkish officials, the two countries reached an understanding to normalise relations. But the disputes on YPG-related issues remain.
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