World Bulletin/News Desk
Assad regime forces attacked the Turkmen population of northern Syria on Thursday, an Anadolu Agency correspondent reported.
The Bayir Bucak region in northern Latakia province of Syria, which is mostly populated by Turkmen, was hit by war planes, mortar fire and missiles.
The sound of explosions were also heard in the Turkish district of Yayladagi, near the Syrian border.
Meanwhile, the opposition Free Syrian Army killed eight Syrian soldiers and captured three others Thursday in clashes with Assad regime troops in Morek town of Hama city, the Syrian Revolution General Commission said.
The opposition army also held back a tank battalion, and destroyed some military vehicles and two tanks in Morek town, the Syrian Revolution General Commission said.
More than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in early 2011, according to latest UN figures published in August.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ekim 2014, 10:01