In Pictures: Turkey’s military offensive in northeastern Syria
Ankara says the offensive aims to remove the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) , a coalition of rebels led by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), from the border area and create a “safe zone” to which millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey can be resettled.
Turkey considers the YPG as an extension of the outlawed, Turkey-based PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), which is designated a “terrorist” organisation by the United States and the European Union.
The United Nations has said that more than 130,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting.
Turkey’s military claimed to have control of the key Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain on Saturday, but fighting was still ongoing on Sunday according to a war monitor.
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