Turkish troops advance near the Syrian border at Hassa, Hatay province, on January 22, 2018, as part of the operation "Olive Branch". AFP / BULENT KILIC
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Kurdish forces accused Turkey of killing at least 18 civilians in Afrin Monday, while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. discussed with Turkey the setting up of a security zone on the Syria-Turkey border.Turkey has said it aims to create a 30-kilometer "secure zone" in the enclave.Relations with NATO ally Turkey have been fraught since the announcement last week that the U.S. would create a 30,000-strong border force with the SDF, for the purpose of ensuring that no Daesh (ISIS) resurgence would take place in the area.Turkey accuses the Syrian Democratic Forces – spearheaded by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) – of being allied to the Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK).Another resident, Dalshan Osso, also confirmed that Turkish forces continued to target a number civilian areas in Afrin.State-run Anadolu agency said that Turkish forces had already taken 15 villages.
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