RT News - January 19, 2018 (17:00 MSK)

Turkey's shelling of the Kurdish-held Afrin region marks the start of its military operation in Syria. It comes despite Washington now denying claims it planned to support a large Kurdish border force there - claims that enraged Ankara. A teenager has attacked a school in eastern Siberia - injuring six people, including a teacher. It's the third such incident in less than a week. In Germany, the right-leaning AFD party's proposal to verify the age of migrants, is roundly condemned by all other parties.