Turkish troops have started crossing into Syria to force Kurdish militants away from its border.
Turkish jets started bombing the Syrian border on Monday night ahead of the ground invasion.
Syria’s Kurdish militant YPG group is the target in this invasion.
Turkey sees the YPG as a threat due to its link to the separatist PKK, another Kurdish group the Turkish government been battling for decades. It’s considered a terrorist organisation by the U.S. and the European Union.
Here’s the latest situation at the Turkish southern border town of Akcakale, Sanliurfa looking into Tal Abyad, Syria.
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 9, 2019
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BREAKING: Turkish troops have started crossing into Syria after Turkish jets hit positions near the border on Monday and Tuesday.
— George Allison (@geoallison) October 9, 2019