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Turkey unleashes airstrikes against Kurds in north-east Syria

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Trump offers only mild criticism of Erdoğan offensive as civilians flee bombingWhat is happening in north-eastern Syria?Turkey has launched an offensive into north-eastern Syria, unleashing air strikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the region.Video footage showed civilians fleeing towns with columns of smoke rising in the background and jet trails visible in the sky. Activists and observers say at least seven civilians have been killed so far. Continue reading…

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Author : Bethan McKernan in Istanbul Julian Borger in Washington and Dan Sabbaghdefence and security editor

Publish date : 2019-10-09 19:44:14

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