Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Wednesday that Ankara’s offensive has begun as Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish targets across the border. The offensive comes days after U.S President Donald Trump sparked global criticism when he announced that U.S troops were pulling out from the region to make way for a Turkish assault against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which spearheaded the fight against the Islamic State group.
Is a humanitarian catastrophe looming? SDF fighters have warned that any offensive will spill the blood of thousands of innocent lives since the border regions are far too overcrowded.
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