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World Turkey claims capture of key Syrian border town as offensive continues

14:05  12 october  2019
14:05  12 october  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Turkey says it is acting in self-defense in Syria

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Turkish forces claimed to have taken control of a key Syrian border town Saturday as their assault against Kurdish fighters in the region continued . The capture of the town would represent Ankara's most significant gain since President Donald Trump said he had decided to pull U.S. troops back from

Image caption Turkish -backed rebels from the Free Syrian Army, pictured here crossing the border into Syria , are Heavy fighting is reported in northern Syria on the second day of a Turkish offensive into The SDF have been key US allies in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group but Turkey

Turkish forces claimed to have taken control of a key Syrian border town Saturday as their assault against Kurdish fighters in the region continued.

The Turkish Defence Ministry said that it had seized Ras al-Ayn as part of the operation, code-named 'Peace Spring,' which began Wednesday.

NBC News has been unable to independently verify claims made by Turkish forces.

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Image caption A picture taken from Akcakale in Turkey shows strikes on the Syrian town of Tal Abyad. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Syria , as Turkish forces step up their cross- border offensive on Kurdish-held areas. Turkish troops have encircled the border towns

Turkey has launched an offensive into north-eastern Syria , unleashing air strikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the Turkey says it is seeking to establish a 20-mile (32km) deep buffer zone along the border to secure the country against the threat of what it says are

The capture of the town would represent Ankara's most significant gain since President Donald Trump said he had decided to pull U.S. troops back from the area to clear the way for Turkish forces.

The move faced widespread criticism, which was only likely to intensify after U.S. troops stationed in the region came under artillery fire from Turkish forces late Friday.

An explosion occurred within a few hundred yards outside a security zone known by the Turks to have U.S. forces present, Navy Capt. Brook DeWalt, director of Defense Press Operations, told NBC News.


US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria .
US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria Sunday, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region. An AFP correspondent saw more than 70 US armoured vehicles escorted by helicopters drive past the town of Tal Tamr carrying military equipment. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Some flew the American stars-and-stripes flag as they made their way eastwards along a highway crossing the town, he said.

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