Turkey has resumed airstrikes on the north-western Syrian-Kurdish enclave Afrin, following a hiatus of several days.

The military announced strikes against 19 targets in Afrin overnight to Friday, as the Turkish offensive closes its third week.

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Report says Turkey considers the dominant Kurdish party in Afrin to be a terrorist organisation.

The pro-Kurdish Firat news agency published videos alleging some of the strikes hit residential areas, causing one civilian injury.

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Turkey has said it does not target civilians.

Turkish airstrikes stopped early this week, adding that over the weekend, a Russian pilot was killed when Syrian rebels downed his plane.

A wave of Russian and Syrian government airstrikes against rebel-held areas followed.

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The U.S. on Thursday announced its warplanes struck Syrian government forces in the Far East, saying the Syrian forces attacked Washington’s Kurdish allies, while dozens were reportedly killed. NAN