Turkey Begins Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

The Quint
A Turkish army officer prepares to upload a tank from a truck to its new position on the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey.

The Turkish operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria has begun, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, 9 October. An explosion had been heard in northeast Syria near the Turkish border, AFP reported.

"The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army (rebel groups backed by Ankara), just launched #OperationPeaceSpring," Erdogan wrote on Twitter in English.

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