A Turkish villager stands next to a Turkish army tank as soldiers gather near the Syrian border on January 21, 2018 at Hassa, in Hatay province. / AFP / BULENT KILIC
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Turkish air raids killed 11 civilians Sunday in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, including eight members of the same family who had fled fighting elsewhere, the Observatory said.The reported strikes came on the second day of "Operation Olive Branch," as Turkish tanks and troops rolled into Syria in an offensive against the area held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror group.On Saturday, Hasakeh told AFP that Turkish bombardment had killed 10 people, including seven civilians.The Turkish army says it is doing everything possible to prevent civilian casualties.
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