Turkish fighter jets bombed a Kurdish enclave in north-west Syria on Saturday, defying calls from the US for restraint and injuring at least six people, two of them children. The Turkish armed forces said an operation to force Kurdish militias from the Afrin region had officially begun after a week of threats by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attack. Mr Erdogan said on Saturday that the assault would “destroy the terror corridor” along its border formed by members of the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey views as a big threat.

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