Turkey on Wednesday (October 9th) launched a massive offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria. The Turkish army has conducted intensive bombing to pave the way for a ground offensive.

Syrian photo-reporter Baderkhan Ahmad recounts the offensive from the inside. On his Twitter account, he has published videos shot in Qamishli, the city where he lives, and in Ras al-Ain, a few kilometers to the west. Some of his images may offend sensibilities.