Civilians Flee As Turkish Forces Strike Kurds In Northern Syria

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces on Wednesday. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

In case the Kurds or Turkey lose control, the United States has already taken the 2 ISIS militants tied to beheadings in Syria, known as the Beetles, out of that country and into a secure location controlled by the U.S. They are the worst of the worst!

Also on Wednesday, U.S. officials said two British nationals believed to be part of an ISIS group that released gruesome execution videos of themselves beheading hostages and were known as “The Beatles” because of their British accents, were moved out of a detention center in Syria into U.S. custody at an undisclosed location.

Date: 2019-10-10
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Quite a lot has been going on:

Trump issues dire warning to Turkey over Syria invasion

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I fought alongside the Kurds. The United States can’t abandon our fierce allies to Turkey.

Now is no time to abandon them to the designs of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has just launched a military offensive into Kurdish-controlled parts of Syria.

I was sitting on an operations floor the night of a’failed Turkish coup attempt against Erdogan in 2016, about’the same time I was flying combat missions in support of Kurdish fighters on the ground. Videos for Civilians Flee As Turkish Forces Strike 0:57 Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive REUTERS I remember the turbulence of those days, when it was unclear when’or whether’ ISIS’would be pushed from the vast territory it had seized.

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Erdogan is sowing the seeds of hatred for generations to come

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Turkey launches airstrikes on northern Syria after Trump pulls back U.S. troops

After Turkey’s offensive began, there was sign of panic in the streets of Ras al-Ayn- one of the towns under attack with residential areas close to the borders. Civilians flee Syrian border town as Turkey launches military assault | Watch News Videos Online Cars raced to safety, although it was not clear if they were leaving the town or heading away from border areas. 0:58 On Turkey-Syria border, civilians show support for military operation | AFP YouTube Near the town of Qamishli, plumes of smoke were seen rising from an area close to the border after activists reported sounds of explosion nearby.

Turkey’s campaign ‘ in which a NATO member is raining down bombs on an area where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed ‘ drew immediate criticism and calls for restraint from Europe.

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