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Turkish troops advance into Syria as Trump washes his hands of the Kurds

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Civilians flee as airstrikes and artillery hit border regionTrump on Kurds: ‘They didn’t help us in Normandy’Turkish troops have advanced into north-eastern Syria, following airstrikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the region.The Turkish military confirmed on Wednesday it had “launched the land operation into the east of the Euphrates river” and later said it had hit 181 “militant targets”. Continue reading…

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Author : Bethan McKernan in Istanbul, Julian Borger in Washington and Dan Sabbagh defence and security editor

Publish date : 2019-10-09 22:06:03

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