Dramatic New Footage Shows Fierce Fighting as Turkey Launches Syria Strike
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Yesterday Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in Syria, with the aim of creating a 32km “safe zone” along the border.
Turkey considers the dominant force in the SDF, the Kurdish YPG militia, as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK).
This comes right after President Donald Trump decided to withdraw US troops from the area, citing a campaign promise.
Kurdish fighters were important allies for the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in the region.
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Report by Gianluca Avagnina.