The PKK affiliate YPG has developed relations with the US, Russia and the Syrian regime, claiming significant territories in northern Syria. But a top US general says the time has come for the group to either be with Washington or join its rivals.
Those killed included four children while scores others were wounded in the explosions in the main city of Idlib. No group has immediately claimed responsibility.
Since the civil war began in 2011, Assad's regime launched 98 percent of such attacks, a German-based institute reports.
Nearly 2,000 civilians are being prevented from escaping as remnants of the terror group remain holed up in Deir Ezzor province. The tactics of the YPG-dominated SDF backed by the US-led coalition have come under fire for civilian deaths.
Ankara has promised a cross-border operation and a safe zone east of the Euphrates in Syria and says the operation would not only secure Turkey's national interests but allow displaced and refugee families to return home.
London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says regime bombardments also took the lives of eight children, seven women and three men in the Idlib region in the last 48 hours.
Air strikes kill 11,800 civilians in Syria and Iraq in the last four years, says Iraqi rights body.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed to form a joint front against any “separatist agendas”, signaling a growing hostility towards YPG rule in northeastern Syria following the US pull-out.
Daesh has been cornered by the PYD/YPG-dominated militia in a battle for the terror group's last territory in Syria.
Around 20 ministers including those from the France, Britain, and Germany attend meeting of defence ministers from the US-led coalition fighting Daesh.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
Death tolls creep up in air strikes and clashes over the last four days.
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