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Turkish jets resume airstrikes over Syrian Kurdish enclave

AP  |  Ankara (Turkey) 

Turkish jets have resumed airstrikes in the Syrian Kurdish-run enclave of after a brief lull, the military and said today.

The said jets resumed their aerial bombing campaign late Thursday, striking the northwestern enclave's Mount Bafilun, the villages of Sheik Huruz and and the regions of Sheran, Jinderes and Raju, among other targets.

issued a brief statement Friday saying its jets bombed a total of 19 targets, including shelters, ammunition depots and gun positions belonging to "terror" organizations. All planes returned to base safely, the statement added.

Separately, the Turkish of military staff, Gen. Hulusi Akar, and other commanders inspected the operation from an airborne warning and control plane, the military said.

Unconfirmed Turkish had said that halted flights after closed the airspace over after militants shot down a Russian fighter jet in northern Idlib province on Feb. 3. effectively controls the skies over the region.

launched an offensive into the enclave three weeks ago to rout Syrian Kurdish fighters whom considers to be a security threat because of their links to outlawed rebels in

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 17:10 IST