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    Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

    Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in a move likely to raise tensions with the US.

    Turkey wants to oust the YPG militia, which it calls a terrorist group, from Afrin region on its southern border.

    The US-backed YPG says at least nine people were killed in the air strikes.

    Russia has moved its troops away from Afrin, saying it is concerned but will not interfere. Syria denounced Turkey's "aggression" and "brutal attack".

    Turkey had been shelling the area for two days, ahead of its declaration of a military operation on Saturday.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42759944

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    Now to see the extent of this military operation

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    Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

    Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara's campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey's PM says.

    Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) "safe zone" deep inside Syria, Turkish reports say.

    But the Kurdish YPG militia says it has repelled Turkish troops in Afrin.

    Turkey's operation, announced Saturday, risks increasing tensions with the US, which was supporting the YPG in the fight against Islamic State jihadists.

    The YPG (Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units) is part of a US-backed alliance with a number of ethnic Arab militias called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The SDF has said it will have no choice but to defend itself if attacked.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42765697

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    Here come the PKK...

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