Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters tour in the Syrian town of Azaz near the border with Turkey.
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Turkey Friday started fresh shelling of the Syrian town of Afrin in a move to oust a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers "terrorists" and vowed to press on with a full-scale operation against them.The Turkish government has repeatedly warned it will strike Syrian towns controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, including Afrin, after the U.S. said it was training a 30,000-strong border force there.Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad warned Thursday that the Syrian air force could destroy any Turkish warplanes used in a threatened assault on the war-torn country.The Turkish army condemned the mortar fire and said wounded civilians were also taken across the border into Turkey for treatment.
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