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Erdogan says Turkey to launch military operation in northeast Syria

2019-10-06 08:25:55       source:CGTN

October 6, 2019

Turkey will mount a military operation in northeast Syria, it said on Saturday, after accusing Washington of not doing enough to expel Syrian Kurdish fighters from its border.

The air and ground operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria could start at any time, President Tayyip Erdogan said.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) led by the Kurdish YPG militia, a U.S.-backed force which controls the region, said it wanted stability but vowed to respond to any attack.

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