Turkey launches air strikes on Syria border area

Turkey launches air strikes on Syria border space

Turkey has launched a floor and air offensive on territory held by Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria.

Residents started to flee some areas, and plumes of smoke had been seen rising from cities close to the border.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated the operation was to create a “secure zone” cleared of Kurdish militias, which can even home Syrian refugees.

The Kurdish-led militias have been key US allies within the battle towards the Islamic State group, however Ankara regards them as terrorists due to their hyperlinks to Kurdish rebels inside Turkey.

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