Red Crescent worker killed in Syria

AFP , Monday 14 Sep 2020

The Red Crescent staff members were killed and another injured in an attack in northern Syria

The Red Crescent said on Monday that one of its staff members was killed and another injured in an attack on the humanitarian aid organisation's vehicle in northern Syria.

The attack occurred near al-Bab, a town about 25 miles (45 kilometres) east of Aleppo under control of pro-Turkish forces, Turkish Red Crescent President Kerem Kinik said in a tweet, without identifying the perpetrators.

"One of our colleagues from the Red Crescent was martyred and another was injured in the attack," said Kinik, adding that a third staff member was unharmed.

Turkey controls large stretches of northeastern Syria through various armed groups, and is conducting operations aimed at driving out Kurdish militias and jihadists.

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