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Turkey launches 'military operation' in Syria, Erdogan announces

Turkey launches 'military operation' in Syria, Erdogan announces

10/10/2019 8:55:00 AM

Turkey launches 'military operation' in Syria , Erdogan announces

Civilians flee as troops advance and bombing raids begin against key US ally in Syria

1/8Syrian rescue teams and civilians search for survivors amid the rubble in a freshly bombarded area following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

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AFP/Getty Images2/8Syrian rescue teams and civilians search for survivors amid the rubble in a freshly bombarded area following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas

AFP/Getty Images3/8Syrian rescue teams and civilians look for survivors in a heavily damaged area following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

AFP/Getty Images4/8This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers searching for victims under the rubble of a destroyed building after an airstrike by Syrian government forces, Maaret al-Numan, a town in south Idlib, Syria, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue workers and activists say at least five, including three from the same family, have been killed in Syria's last rebel stronghold when warplanes targeted the building they live in, leveling it.

AP5/8A Syrian girl cries as she runs for cover during an air strike by pro-regime forces on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

AFP6/8Syrians, including a member of the White Helmets civil defence rescue teams, run for cover during an air strike by pro-regime forces on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas

AFP/Getty Images7/8Syrians run for cover during an air strike by pro-regime forces on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

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AFP/Getty Images8/8A man rescues a child while members of the Syrian civil defence known as the White Helmets search the area for survivors following following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on Maaret al-Noman in Syria's southwestern Idlib province.

AFP/Getty1/8Syrian rescue teams and civilians search for survivors amid the rubble in a freshly bombarded area following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

AFP/Getty Images2/8Syrian rescue teams and civilians search for survivors amid the rubble in a freshly bombarded area following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas

AFP/Getty Images3/8Syrian rescue teams and civilians look for survivors in a heavily damaged area following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

AFP/Getty Images4/8This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers searching for victims under the rubble of a destroyed building after an airstrike by Syrian government forces, Maaret al-Numan, a town in south Idlib, Syria, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue workers and activists say at least five, including three from the same family, have been killed in Syria's last rebel stronghold when warplanes targeted the building they live in, leveling it.

AP5/8A Syrian girl cries as she runs for cover during an air strike by pro-regime forces on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

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AFP6/8Syrians, including a member of the White Helmets civil defence rescue teams, run for cover during an air strike by pro-regime forces on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas

AFP/Getty Images7/8Syrians run for cover during an air strike by pro-regime forces on the market town of Kfar Ruma in Syria's southwestern Idlib province, on May 30, 2019. - Regime forces and their Russian allies have over the past three months escalated bombardment of Syria's last major jihadist bastion in the province of Idlib and adjacent areas.

AFP/Getty Images8/8A man rescues a child while members of the Syrian civil defence known as the White Helmets search the area for survivors following following a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies on Maaret al-Noman in Syria's southwestern Idlib province.

AFP/GettyThe SDF, a mostly Kurdish militia with some smaller Arab groups attached, has been Washington’s main ally in the fight against Isis in Syria.The group received US arms, as well as significant air and ground support in the battle to defeat the Isis caliphate. It lost some 11,000 fighters in the years-long war before recapturing the last piece of Isis territory in March.

A spokesperson from the group called Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw a “stab in the back”.Mr Trump’s abrupt policy shift, announced following a late night phone call with Mr Erdogan on Sunday, surprised even close allies and set into motion a new round of conflict that most US military officials had thought unavoidable. The president did not give advance notice of his policy shift to Washington’s allies in the anti-Isis coalition.

Despite calls for caution from the international community, Turkey quickly pressed ahead with preparations for a military operation.There are now grave concerns that Turkey’s offensive could affect the security around Isis prisons and camps, home to some 18,000 militants and more than 70,000 refugees.

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MEDIA: New troops are entering Syria. SYRIANS REMOVING THE LAST Debris: really? Again? Turkey is divided into two. Not everybody is supporting this operation. I hope no civilian or any of those that fight ISIS will get hurt and no Turkish private will die or get injured either. If only Syria could handle this herself and no other country would get involved.

Not that I support Israel even remotely, but listen to him condemn Israel and accuse it for terrorism and all sorts of war mongering and 'occupation'. Meanwhile.... 🇹🇷🐺 TurkeyJustKilledTerrorists Turks are not a society that kills civilians. We want to ensure our border security, the terrorists introduced as Kurdish Fighters are slaughtering their own people there. The Turkish army is operating in northern Syria to put an end to this atrocity.

Turkey military operation into Syria has started, announces ErdoganKurdish fighters call for no-fly zone as Turkish troops mass at border But Turkey is a NATO ally fighting ISIS... we should trust Erdogan's judgment

Turkey holidays: How safe is popular destination for Britons as Turkey attacks Syria? TURKEY has announced it is attacking Syria as towns on the Turkish border are hit. Turkey is a hugely popular holiday destination for Britons but how safe is Turkey now? This is the latest Foreign Office travel advice.

Turkey holidays: Britons issued travel warning as Turkey bombs Syria - how safe is it? TURKEY has announced it is attacking Syria as towns on the Turkish border are hit. Turkey is a hugely popular holiday destination for Britons but how safe is Turkey now? This is the latest Foreign Office travel advice. I don't fear to visit the country on my next travel Boycott Turkey for holidays they are killing Kurds Turkey has no interest in occupying Syria or changing demographics. Turkey fights against PKK and DAESH terrorists. The safe zone will provide an opportunity for refugees to return to their homes. We will continue to help Syrians without discrimination.

Turkey open to new deal on British IS fighters found in Syria'I think we can be creative and find some new mechanisms of cooperation [in Syria ],' Turkey 's UK ambassador tells Sky News. Rojava will not fall under your aggression. You have been dreaming to give back a lifeline to the IS remenant. Do not believe you won the war ..War between Islam and kufr will continue forever Hope they shoot the lot

Turkey ready to send troops into Syria after Trump abandons the KurdsTanks have arrived at the Syria n border 24 hours after President Trump revealed that US forces would pull out of the area. Read more on this story here: realDonaldTrump the blood is on your hands FakeNewsMedia

Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive loomsAnkara says military will cross border ‘shortly’, and claims US president gave green light, contradicting US denials quit warmongering, Guardian. He's turned a blind eye to the coming genocidal action against the Kurds, is what you meant to say. Right?