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Turkey-Syria Offensive: Russia Vows to Prevent Clashes with Assad Forces

Turkey-Syria Offensive: Russia Vows to Prevent Clashes with Assad Forces – BBC News

Russia has said it will not allow clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces, as Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria continues.

"This would simply be unacceptable... and therefore we will not allow it, of course," said Moscow's special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev.

The withdrawal of US troops from the region, announced last week, gave Turkey a "green light", critics say.

Russia is a key military ally of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad…

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