Turkey-backed forces take control of Syria's Ras al-Ayn

Turkey-backed forces take control of Syria's Ras al-Ayn
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  • calendar-gray 12 October 2019

Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) liberated Ras al-Ayn town center from the People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists as part of Operation Peace Spring, security sources said Saturday, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

"Ras al-Ayn's residential center has been taken under control through the successful operations in the east of the Euphrates (River)," the Defense Ministry said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, confirmed that Turkish troops have entered the town adding that fighting is still ongoing.

The Turkish military and allied Syrian opposition forces have been advancing in villages around Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, under the cover of Turkish artillery and some airstrikes.

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