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Turkey: Turkish incursion into northeast Syria not yet begun

Turkey, Akcakale
October 09, 2019 at 13:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

The planned incursion into northeast Syria has not yet begun, with everything quiet at the border town of Akcakale on Wednesday.

Troops and military equipment were reportedly deployed, as final preparations got underway.

US forces withdrew from the area ahead of the planned Turkish military incursion creating a 'safe zone' in Syria's north. According to a White House statement, Turkey will begin the operation "soon".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed at a news conference on Monday, that the official withdrawal of US troops had begun.

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The planned incursion into northeast Syria has not yet begun, with everything quiet at the border town of Akcakale on Wednesday.

Troops and military equipment were reportedly deployed, as final preparations got underway.

US forces withdrew from the area ahead of the planned Turkish military incursion creating a 'safe zone' in Syria's north. According to a White House statement, Turkey will begin the operation "soon".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed at a news conference on Monday, that the official withdrawal of US troops had begun.

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