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Turkish Military Reinforcements Arrive at Syrian Border.

Turkey launched a military operation, Wednesday, October 9, against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces withdrew from the area.
Turkey has begun a long-planned military operation in northeastern Syria to take out Kurdish forces is has branded as terrorists, but who are viewed by much of the West as key partners in the fight against Islamic State.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of the operation, called "Peace Spring" and said it was aimed at eradicating "the threat of terror'' against Turkey.
The Turkish military operation began days after a surprise and widely criticized White House announcement that U.S. forces would withdraw from the region.


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