Turkish Ground Troops Attack Kurdish Forces in Syria
It’s a new war. The Turkish army and Syrian rebels moved into the Afrin region to attack an enclave of U.S.-backed Kurdish forces over the weekend. Turkey claims the targeted group — the YPG, which has spent years battling ISIS in the U.S.-led coalition — has ties to the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, designated a terror group by Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan predicted a quick victory, while the YPG said it had repelled the attackers. The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in response.