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Turkey denies targeting Syrian Kurdish group

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Turkey has said its military is not targeting Syrian Kurds after Kurdish forces and a monitoring group claimed its tanks shelled Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria. Turkey has said it is investigating the reports of shelling even as it continues to round up suspected activists of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group as part of a double offensive. If confirmed, Sunday night's incident would be the most serious incident yet of Turkey targeting Kurdish-controlled areas in the Syrian conflict. Inside Story: Has Turkey bitten off more than it can chew? Kurdish officials told Al Jazeera on Monday that overnight shelling targeted a checkpoint in a village outside Kobane manned by the Burkan al-Furat (Euphrates Volcano) battalion, a coalition of fighters from the Free Syrian Army and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four fighters were injured in the shelling. "A number of shells fired by Turkish tanks fell on the village of Zur Maghar, which is controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units [YPG]," the UK-based monitoring group said. Zur Maghar lies in Aleppo province, along the border with Turkey. Against this backdrop, Turkey and the US announced on Monday they had agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout ISIL from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border. Whitney Houston's daughter dies, Bobbi Kristina Brown passes away at 22, Donald Trump, Greece, crisis, Gunman On Beach, Confederate flag, racist, Charleston shooter, South Carolina church, skinhead, Dylann Roof, Tornado, FIFA, Arrested, Corruption, Nepal, Amtrak train, Train Crash, train crashes, Philadelphia, Baltimore riots, Freddie Gray, violent, National Guard, Violence in Baltimore, Gas Clash Protesters, WTF, NYC, RAW Video, Kenji Goto, Kurdish, Hostage, BREAKING NEWS, JAPANESE HOSTAGE, HD Video, New Video, Iraq, FULL Video, Super Bowl, 2015 Budweiser, Lost Dog, NEW YORK BLIZZARD 2015, Ukraine, war, military, Putin's War, Russian Terrorists, Invasion, Separatists, crisis, fighting, news, compilation, news reporter , news channel 5, news channels, youtube, halloween, ghetto, helicopter crash, yesterday, interruption , in spanish, interview , live today , jetpack fail, japanese, jingle music junkie, justin bieber, jokes, 24h, dancing, news korea, kenya, live, news on air, live stream, news movies, news music, news mess ups, news channel, news now, bloopers 2014, news fails, news on ebola, news one, Radar, Bus Stop Buddy, FOX Futurecast, Hurricane, Local News, Most Popular, Investigates, Politics, Mobile Apps, Text Alerts, Seen On TV, Watch Newscasts Live, TV Schedule, Traffic, Gift Of Life, Yellow Pages, NEWS, Local, U.S. & World, Sports, Health, Tech, Weird, Weather, WEATHER, Forecast, Maps & Radar, Weather Alerts, School Closing Alerts, Weather News, ENTERTAINMENT, Events, In The Wings, NY Live, Your Guide 4 NY, Open House, 1st Look, Job Shop, Auto, Tech, Business, Personal Finance, Small Business, Breaking news, latest news, Terror strikes France, Democrats, Economy, Taxes, Poverty, Corporations, Jobs, Energy, Small Business, Unions, Wall Street, Education, Early Education, School Reform, Elections, Election 2012, Election 2014, Election 2016, Money in Politics, Voting Rights, Equality, LGBT, Race, Women, Immigration, Green, Pollution, Climate, Health, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Global Health, Food, HIV-AIDS, Sexual Health, National Security, Middle East, Military, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Republicans, Tea Party, Society, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Guns, Media, Religion, Culture, Terrorism, ISIS, 2015 Golden Globes Awards, Al Qaeda, Senior Bowl, Miss Universe 2015, Nhl All Star Game, Hassan Whiteside, When Is The Super Bowl, Four Five Seconds, The Interview, Debbie Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Weather Nyc, news bloopers, newsboys, newsroom, newsies, news fails, newsboys we believe, newsroom news live, news bloopers 2014, N...