Thousands of residents in northern Syria's Afrin district took to the streets July 5, 2017, to protest Turkish artillery shelling from across the border. Turkey said its military targeted Syrian Democratic Forces, whom Ankara accuses of having ties to the outlawed Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. VOA's Nawroz Rasho reports.
Several months after Islamic State was routed from the Shahba region in northern Aleppo, most residents are unable to return home because of the thousands of explosive devices IS left behind. VOA's Nawroz Rasho reports.