Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniper

Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniperBy Tulay Karadeniz and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey fired into Kurdish-controlled Syria on Wednesday after saying one of its soldiers was killed by a sniper from across the border, risking deeper conflict with a Kurdish militia backed by the United States and building ties to Russia. The Turkish military said the soldier was killed in the Turkish province of Hatay, across the border from Syria’s Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia.



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