A British volunteer with the Kurds in Syria has described chaotic scenes on the border of Turkey on Wednesday as civilians fled a Turkish military offensive launch.
Lizzie Irvine, from south-east Scotland, spoke to the Telegraph from the town of Ras al-Ain, which has become the focus of the Turkish assault on Kurdish-held northern Syria.
"Since 4pm, artillery shells have been falling on the city of Hasakah. There's smoke, columns of smoke rising above the city," the 30-year-old, who is a part of Women Defend Rojava campaign, said by phone. Rojava is the name Kurds have given to their autonomous territory in north-east Syria.
At least five civilians and three Kurdish fighters were reportedly killed...
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