Bar­rel bombs dropped on forces

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A he­li­copter be­lieved to be­long to Syr­ian govern­ment forces dropped bar­rel bombs in a deadly at­tack on Turkey-backed op­po­si­tion forces in the border area, Turk­ish of­fi­cials and re­ports said yes­ter­day. The at­tack in the vil­lage of Tal Madiq, in north­ern Syria, killed at least two op­po­si­tion fight­ers while five oth­ers were wounded, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency re­ported. The agency didn’t say when the at­tack hap­pened. If con­firmed, the at­tack would be the first by Syr­ian govern­ment forces on the Turk­ish-backed fight­ers. Turk­ish sent troops and tanks into north­ern Syria in Au­gust in an un­prece­dented in­cur­sion that Ankara said was part of ef­forts to help Syr­ian op­po­si­tion clear the border area of Is­lamic State fight­ers. Ankara is also seek­ing to con­tain the USbacked Syr­ian Kur­dish forces fight­ing the Is­lamic State group, putting it at odds with its key ally, the United States.

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