Turkmen villages come under attack in Syria | News | Al Jazeera

Turkmen villages come under attack in Syria

Elders say bombing of western mountains began after they refused offer of federal control in return for loyalty.

    The Syrian military's daily bombardment of Turkmen villages in the western mountains is forcing more and more people to flee their homes in search of refuge.

    Turkmen elders say the government offered them federal control of the region if they stayed loyal to Damascus.

    The Turkmen refused and now find themselves under attack.

    Neighbouring Turkey says it cannot cope with the increasing number of refugees coming across its border.

    Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton has this exclusive report from the western mountains.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.