BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:05 P.M.) – Turkish F-16 jets carried out a number of airstrikes over northern Syria on Wednesday, targeting the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” in the Aleppo Governorate.

According to local activists, the Turkish Air Force specifically targeted the SDF-controlled town of Tal Rifa’at and the nearby Mennagh Airbase in northern Aleppo.

No casualties were reported by the Kurdish activists as a result of these airstrikes; however, the Turkish regime has made it clear that they will not tolerate their presence near their border.
In a recent press conference before his departure for Pakistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists that his forces will deploy to the strategic city of Menbeij in northeastern Aleppo; this city is controlled by the SDF.