Turkish troops start land offensive in northeast Syria- defence ministry

by Reuters
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:42 GMT

ANKARA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies entered northeast Syria on Wednesday night, the defence ministry said, starting a land offensive against Kurdish militia fighters.

Earlier on Wednesday Turkish warplanes and artillery pounded Kurdish YPG targets with air strikes and artillery barrages in a cross-border military operation just days after U.S. troops pulled back from the area. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay)

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