Has Turkey's military operation in Syria begun?

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Tuesday 8 October 2019 | 0:42 AM Damascus Time

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  • Has Turkey's military operation in Syria begun?

    BALADI NEWS

    Erdogan's promised Turkish military operation in northeast Syria has begun, as confirmed by regional media and video footage. On Monday night Turkish fighter jets commenced bombing the Semelka Border Crossing in far northeast Syria on the border with Iraq.

    Both Hezbollah-affiliated al-Mayadeen television channel and Israeli media are also reporting Turkish jets have attacked Kurdish targets in northern Syria.

    US President Donald Trump said on Monday that US troops will withdraw from the ridiculous endless war in Syria.

    "The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so", Mr. Trump tweeted.

    Erdogan said on Saturday Ankara is ready to launch an operation in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in the following few days, asserting that the operation aims to clear the Syria-Turkey border from the YPG presence. 

    Source: Zero Hedge. 

     

     

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