Refugees bury 10-month-old boy killed by rocket in Turkish border town

epa07912697 People carry the coffin of Mohammed Omar, who killed in a mortar attack a day earlier in Akcakale near northern Syria, during funeral ceremony in Akcakale district in Sanliurfa, Turkey, 11 October 2019. Turkey has launched an offensive targeting Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, days after the US withdrew troops from the area. EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

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People carry the coffin of nine-month-old child Mohammed Omar, who killed in a mortar attack in Akcakale near northern Syria, during funeral ceremony in Akcakale district in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

The victim’s mother and father had fled the fighting in their country to build a new life in Turkey, only for the violence to catch up with them.

Muhammed is the youngest known casualty on the Turkish side of the border since President Erdogan launched an offensive on Wednesday against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another “humanitarian catastrophe” in the war-torn country.

Photos: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

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