A man reacts following reported airstrikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of al-Hamra on November 20, 2016. / AFP / THAER MOHAMMED
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Turkey called on the United States and other nations Monday to rethink its proposal for a no-fly zone in northern Syria as the U.N. expressed deep concerns over the bombing of hospitals in rebel-held parts of Aleppo.Turkey has long called for a no-fly zone to protect Syrian opposition forces from President Bashar Assad's air force.Instead, Turkish forces and allied Syrian opposition fighters are battling ISIS and U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, which Ankara views as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency in southeastern Turkey.Turkey's positions have put it at odds with Washington, which has refused to directly target Assad's forces while providing air support for the Syrian Kurds, who have proven to be among the most successful ground forces battling ISIS.Erdogan's comments came after Adnan Abu Amjad, a Syrian rebel commander allied with Kurdish forces, said Turkish warplanes struck his group near the northern town of Manbij late Sunday, killing one fighter and wounding others.
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