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Turkey launches military offensive in Syria after Trump pulls back US troops

Turkey launches military offensive in Syria after Trump pulls back US troops

Damn Donald Trump

Turkish forces have launched a  military offensive into Kurdish-controlled parts of Syria, Recep Tayyip  Erdogan, the country’s president, said Wednesday.

“The  Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just  launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorists in  northern Syria,” Erodgan announced on Twitter. “Our mission is to  prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border,  and to bring peace to the area.”

The move comes in  defiance of international criticism and just days after President Donald  Trump announced U.S. troops supporting Kurdish forces in the area would  be pulled back from the border zone. Trump has defended the move.

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