Turkey steps up assault on Syrian Kurds defying sanction threats

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Sun, 2019-10-13 01:55

RAS AL-AIN: Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by a night of steady advances in the countryside, Turkish troops and their Syrian allies entered the battleground town of Ras Al-Ain, sources on both sides said.
The Turkish Defense Ministry hailed its forces’ capture of the first Kurdish-held town of the offensive so far.

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