Turkey advances offensive into Syrian Kurdish enclave

  • People walk in the streets of the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their offensive in the nearby Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian opposition activists said. Sounds of shelling could be heard few miles away from Afrin in Azaz. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • People stand in the streets of the Turkish-controlled northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their offensive in the nearby Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian opposition activists said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • A Turkey-backed opposition fighter of the Free Syrian Army patrols the streets of the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their offensive in the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian opposition activists said. Sounds of shelling could be heard few miles away from Afrin in Azaz. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • A Turkey-backed opposition fighter of the Free Syrian Army is reflected on an armoured personnel carrier mirror at a checkpoint in the village of Maarin, in the outskirts of the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their offensive in the nearby Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian opposition activists said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Turkey-backed opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army secure a checkpoint at the village of Maarin, in the outskirts of the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their offensive in the nearby Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian opposition activists said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Turkish special forces police officers secure a convoy of journalists as Turkey-backed opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army man a checkpoint at the village of Maarin, in the outskirts of the northwestern city of Azaz, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their offensive in the nearby Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian opposition activists said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

AZAZ, Syria — Fighting raged in northwestern Syria Saturday as Turkish troops and allied militiamen tried to advance their week-long offensive in a Kurdish-controlled enclave, Syrian opposition activists said.

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