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Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched a military operation Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria s northern border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt decision Sunday by U.S. President Donald Trump that American troops would step aside to allow for the operation. Trump s move represented a shift in U.S. policy that essentially abandoned the Syrian Kurdish fighters who have been America s only allies on the ground in Syria. They were longtime U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State group. After...


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