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Turkish Military Move Into Syria Is High Risk

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 5:59am

Turkish Military Move Into Syria Is High Risk by Zeynep Bilginsoy and Zeina Karam – Associated Press

Turkey’s combative president is threatening to launch a military operation in northeastern Syria that is designed to push back U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces — an invasion that carries major risks for a highly combustible region in war-devastated Syria.

An operation would mark the third Turkish incursion into Syria in the past four years — all seeking to limit the growing influence of Syrian Kurdish fighters, which Turkey views as terrorist along its border. Turkish and American military officials were meeting Monday and Tuesday in Ankara for last-ditch negotiations amid warnings from Turkish officials about a military buildup…

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