- Title: A group of Turkey-backed rebels gears up for offensive in northern Syria
- Date: 12th October 2019
- Summary: YABISA, SYRIA (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) TURKEY-BACKED SYRIAN FIGHTERS PERFORMING MUSLIM PRAYERS VARIOUS OF REBELS STANDING OUTSIDE A HOUSE ARMED REBELS STANDING IN STREET REBEL COMMANDERS REBELS TALKING TO EACH OTHER ARMED REBELS LINED UP ARMED REBELS MARCHING REBELS WALKING IN STREET VARIOUS OF REBELS SITTING BULLETS BEING PUT IN MAGAZINE ARMED REBEL STANDING ON GUARD RIFLE AND BULLETS ON A REBEL'S LAP REBEL PUTTING BOX OF AMMUNITION IN TRUCK REBELS GETTING IN TRUCKS REBELS STANDING AT THE BACK OF THE TRUCK ARMOURED VEHICLES DRIVING ALONG THE BORDER
- Embargoed: 26th October 2019 15:45
- Keywords: Syria Turkey military operation into northern Syria Syrian Kurds YPG Turkey backed rebels
- Location: YABISA, SYRIA
- City: YABISA, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0SIMVB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:A group of Turkey-backed Syrian rebels prepared to advance inside northern Syria on Saturday (October 12).
Footage shot by Reuters showed preparations in Syria's Yabisa village near the Turkish border.
Turkey launched its incursion after U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Sunday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and withdrew U.S. troops who had been fighting alongside Kurdish forces.
There has been fierce international criticism of the assault and concern about its humanitarian consequences. The Syrian Kurdish-led administration said nearly 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of the offensive.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the mounting criticism of the operation and said on Friday evening that Turkey "will not stop it, no matter what anyone says".
(Production: Khalil Ashawi, Omer Berberoglu)
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