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Syria: Residents in border area brace for Turkish offensive

Syrian Arab Republic, Qamishli
October 09, 2019 at 21:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli were preparing for a Turkish military operation.

They were seen driving at a busy intersection, while a car was set on fire in the village of Segirka, 3 km (1.8 miles) away, reportedly in a Turkish army attack.

On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of the operation to create a 'safe zone'. The offensive will target US-backed Kurdish forces which Ankara labels 'terrorists'.

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Residents in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli were preparing for a Turkish military operation.

They were seen driving at a busy intersection, while a car was set on fire in the village of Segirka, 3 km (1.8 miles) away, reportedly in a Turkish army attack.

On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of the operation to create a 'safe zone'. The offensive will target US-backed Kurdish forces which Ankara labels 'terrorists'.

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