- Title: Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish militia
- Date: 11th October 2019
- Summary: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 11, 2019) (REUTERS) LARGE PLUMES OF SMOKE RISING TO THE SKY AFTER AN EXPLOSION VARIOUS OF SMOKE BILLOWING OUT BEHIND BUSHES VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE AREA CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY (OCTOBER 11, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ARMOURED VEHICLES CARRYING TURKISH TROOPS AND TURKEY BACKED SYRIAN REBELS DRIVING TOWARDS THE BORDER TO CROSS INTO RAS AL AIN
- Embargoed: 25th October 2019 10:51
- Keywords: Turkey Syria explosions convoy military operation operation peace spring Kurdish fighters Syrian rebels
- Location: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY), CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY
- City: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY), CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0NJLTZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in northeast Syria on Friday (October 11) on the third day of an offensive that has killed hundreds of people, forced tens of thousands to flee and turned Washington's establishment against President Donald Trump.
Plumes of smoke rose above the Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al Ain as Turkey bombarded Kurdish militia targets on the third day of an offensive that has killed hundreds of people and forced tens of thousands to flee
On Friday morning, Turkish jets and artillery struck around Syria's Ras al Ain, one of two border towns that have been the focus of the offensive. Gunfire could also be heard inside the town, said a Reuters journalist in Ceylanpinar, on the Turkish side of the border.
Meanwhile, a convoy of 20 armoured vehicles carrying Syrian rebels entered Syria from Ceylanpinar. Some of them made victory signs, shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) and waved Syrian rebel flags as they advanced towards Ras al Ain.
Some 120 km (75 miles) west, Turkish howitzers resumed shelling near the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, a witness said.
Turkey's Defence Ministry said that in overnight operations the Turkish military and its Syrian rebel allies killed 49 Kurdish militants. It says it has killed 277 militants in total.
(Production: Mehmet Emin Caliskan)
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