An injured northern Syrian child is carried on a stretcher at the southern Turkish border town of Kilis hospital on February 16, 2016, as both Turkey and Russia have stepped up their bombardments in Syria. AFP / BULENT KILIC
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking by phone late Tuesday, said attacks by Russia and Syrian government forces north of Aleppo were worrisome, sources at Erdogan's office said.King Salman and Erdogan also discussed attacks by Kurdish militia PYD on the northern Syrian town of Azaz, close to the Turkish border, and the shelling by the Turkish army in response.Turkey, Saudi Arabia and some European allies also want ground troops deployed in Syria as a Russian-backed government advance nears NATO's southeastern border, Turkey's foreign minister said, but Washington has so far ruled out a major offensive. Syrian government forces made fresh advances Tuesday, as did Kurdish militia, both at the expense of rebels whose positions have been collapsing in recent weeks under the Russian-backed onslaught. The offensive, supported by Iranian-backed militias as well as Russian airstrikes, has brought the Syrian army to within 25 km of Turkey's frontier, while Kurdish fighters, regarded by Ankara as hostile insurgents, have extended their presence along the border. said the "brutal operation" by Russian and Syrian forces was aimed at forging a YPG corridor along Turkey's border.
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