Iranian TV Crew Comes Under Attack Near Afrin in Syria – Reports
REUTERS/ Khalil AshawiMiddle East00:56 31.01.2018Get short URL
Reporters from the Iranian Press TV broadcaster came under fire from Turkish forces in Syria’s Afrin district on the Turkish-Syrian border, according to the broadcaster.
“Press TV crew comes under Turkish military attack in Rajo near Turkey-Syria border,” the broadcaster wrote on Twitter, adding that the crew was “slightly injured.”No other details have been provided so far.
On January 20, the Turkish Armed Forces launched a joint operation with the Free Syrian Army opposition forces against Kurdish militants in Afrin. The district is controlled by the US-backed the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Democratic Union Party (PYD) militias, which Ankara considers affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), designated as a terrorist organization in Turkey and several other countries.
Damascus has strongly condemned Ankara’s actions, with the Syrian Foreign Ministry calling them a violation of the country’s sovereignty