- Title: Explosions echo and smoke billows out from Syria's Ras Al Ain
- Date: 10th October 2019
- Summary: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) SMOKE BILLOWING OUT BEHIND BUILDINGS / STRONG EXPLOSIONS HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE AREA VARIOUS VIEWS OF TOWN TURKISH OUTPOST SEEN IN DISTANCE ON TURKISH SIDE OF THE BORDER VARIOUS OF BUILDINGS SMOKE BILLOWING OUT BEHIND BUILDINGS
- Embargoed: 24th October 2019 08:02
- Keywords: Turkey Syria military operation Syrian Kurdish militia Ras Al Ain YPG
- Location: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY)
- City: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY)
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0IKIFB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Explosions were heard and smoke was seen billowing out from the Syrian border town of Ras Al Ain on Thursday morning (October 10) as Turkey targeted Kurdish militia in a long-threatened offensive.
The part of the border that U.S. forces vacated this week, a nearly 100-km (62-mile) stretch between the Syrian towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain, is now under attack. Turkey began pounding the region with air strikes and artillery on Wednesday (October 9).
Thousands of people fled Ras al Ain towards Hasaka province, held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Turkish air strikes killed at least five civilians and three fighters from the SDF and wounded dozens of civilians, the SDF said.
(Production: Mehmet Emin Caliskan)
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