Pro-Syrian government forces hit by Turkish airstrike near Afrin – VIDEO

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AFRIN, Syria – Pro-Syrian government forces were targeted in an air raid by the Turkish Air Force in the town of Kafr Zita, near Afrin, on Saturday.

Thirty-six people are reported to have died in the attack.

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) confirmed that there was a Turkish air strike on Syrian militias in the early hours of Saturday but provided no further details.

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However, it is known that many of those killed belonged to the National Defense Forces (NDF), an Iranian organized militia comprised entirely of Syrians whose main purpose is to defend towns and sites.

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