Syria: Turkey ground operation in Afrin begins 'de facto'

Syria: Turkey ground operation in Afrin begins 'de facto'
 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that a ground operation against Kurdish forces in Syria has begun "de-facto" after two days of shelling.
Turkey has threatened a full military operation to oust Kurdish fighters from Afrin region, held by them since 2012.
Syria, meanwhile, has warned against any operation and said it would shoot down Turkish planes.
Mr Erdogan did not clarify if his "de facto" comment meant troops had crossed the border.
He may have been mirroring the language used earlier by Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli, who said the shelling was... read more

 
20 January 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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