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'On the edge of a humanitarian catastrophe': Turkish offensive begins

'On the edge of a humanitarian catastrophe': Turkish offensive begins

W hen the first shell thudded to earth, the people of Ras al-Ayn were ready. So long had the buildup been – and so heated the warnings – that those who fled the opening salvos of Turkey’s offensive in Kurdish northern Syria did so with little panic. On tractors, horses, in cars and on motorbikes, the region’s newest refugees made their way from the

Turkey begins offensive operation in Syria

Turkey begins offensive operation in Syria

Turkish forces have begun a major offensive in north eastern Syria with air strikes as a prelude to a planned ground invasion. Turkish President Erdoğan - who described it as an anti-terror operation - had acted just days after Donald Trump withdrew US forces. President Trump released a statement that the US does not endorse Turkey's military operation

Turkey’s Syria assault triggers war within GOP, as Trump battles neocon wing

Turkey’s Syria assault triggers war within GOP, as Trump battles neocon wing

close Video Trump tweets 'USA should never have been in Middle East' as Turkey prepares push into Syria The president says Turkey must take over captured ISIS fighters as the 'stupid endless wars' for the U.S. are ending; Jennifer Griffin has the latest from the Pentagon Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria following President Trump’s unexpected

Video: Aftermath of Airstrikes by Turkish Air Forces on Syria's Ras al-Ain

Video: Aftermath of Airstrikes by Turkish Air Forces on Syria's Ras al-Ain

A video made by a Sputnik correspondent on the Turkish-Syrian border shows the aftermath of Turkish airstrikes on the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain. The reporter says that all check-points in the area are destroyed and it is not allowed to approach them. Chaotic traces of Turkish warplanes can be seen in the sky.

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday called a Turkish military operation along the border with Syria “a bad idea” but reiterated his opposition to “endless, senseless wars,” even as leading Republicans expressed outrage and said the Turkish offensive could inflict lasting damage on Washington’s relationship with its NATO ally. “The United States

Betraying Kurds is the American Way

Betraying Kurds is the American Way

Trump’s apparent green light for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch military operations against Kurdish militants in northeast Syria provoked a US political firestorm this week. Republican and Democrat lawmakers lined up to rebuke the president for throwing Kurdish allies to the mercy of a Turkish military assault. Even close political supporters

Syrian SDF, Turkish military clash along border: SDF official

Syrian SDF, Turkish military clash along border: SDF official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria clashed with Turkish forces along the border between them on Wednesday, a SDF military media official said. “The clashes are ongoing almost along the entire border. The SDF is responding,” Marvan Qamishlo told Reuters. The Turkish army shelled the town of Kobani in

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday called a Turkish military operation along the border with Syria “a bad idea” but reiterated his opposition to “endless, senseless wars,” even as leading Republicans expressed outrage and said the Turkish offensive could inflict lasting damage on Washington’s relationship with its NATO ally. “The United States