Turkey steps up assault on Syria Kurds defying sanctions threats

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Turkey steps up assault on Syria Kurds defying sanctions threatsRas al-Ain (Syria) (AFP) - Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by a night of steady advances in the countryside, Turkish troops and their Syrian allies entered the battleground town of Ras al-Ain, sources on both sides said. The Turkish defence ministry hailed its forces' capture of the first Kurdish-held town of the offensive so far.


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