On Syrian border, rebel goals not all shared by Turkish backers

Two months after driving Islamic State from this Syrian border town, the young rebel fighters patrolling its streets nurse an ambition beyond the aims of their Turkish backers: to break the siege of Aleppo.
These Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, some in their teens, others hardened by years of war, swept into Jarablus almost unopposed in August.
They were part of Turkey's "Operation Euphrates Shield" meant to clear the jihadists from the border and prevent Kurdish militias gaining ground in their wake.
But for them, that operation was a means to an end, just the start of a journey... read more

19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: Reuters

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