BREAKING NEWS: Escalations in the Mideast are reaching a tipping point as reports are indicating that Turkish air strikes and artillery attacks have killed at least 40 civilians, and wounded dozens more, according to a group monitoring the Syrian war. The strikes took place on Sunday in northern Syria, where Turkey and allied Syrian rebels are fighting Kurdish-allied militias.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 civilians were killed and 50 had been wounded in Turkish artillery fire and air strikes in the village of Jeb el-Kussa, south of Jarabulus, an area controlled by militias allied to the Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The observatory added that another 20 had been killed and 25 wounded in Turkish air strikes near the town of al-Amarneh, AFP reports. CONTINUE