DAMASCUS, May 18 (Xinhua) -- At least one man was killed and six others wounded on Saturday by Turkish shelling on Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, a war monitor reported.
The heavy shelling by the Turkish forces targeted areas controlled by the Kurdish militia in Tal Rifat city in the northern countryside of Aleppo Province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The shelling was coupled with battles between the Turkey-backed rebels and the Kurdish militia in areas in northern Aleppo, which led to losses on both sides, the London-based watchdog added.
Five rebels were killed in the battles, it noted.
Seeing the Kurdish militias in Syria as terrorists, Turkey has repeatedly targeted their areas through shelling and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels.