Turkish bombing raids killed 10 fighters loyal to the Syrian government today at a checkpoint they were manning near the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, a monitor said.
Of the 10 fighters killed, eight were from the nearby regime-held town of Nubul, the Observatory said.
The enclave is bordered to the north and west by Turkey but also lies adjacent to government-controlled Syrian territory.
Pro-Turkish forces have seized several border areas and have almost fully encircled the city of Afrin.
The road that was bombed on Wednesday is the only official way out of the town, and while it has not been fully captured by pro-Turkish assault, it is within firing range.
Around 350,000 people live in the city, including families displaced from other parts of the enclave.