- Title: Fireball explosions as Turkish forces intensify bombardment around Syrian town
- Date: 12th October 2019
- Summary: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) EXPLOSION SENDING FIREBALL AND BLACK SMOKE INTO SKY VARIOUS OF EXPLOSIONS GOING OFF AND SMOKE BILLOWING OUT VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING FROM THE AREA
- Embargoed: 26th October 2019 08:17
- Keywords: Syria Turkey military operation into northern Syria explosions Ras Al Ain Syrian Kurds YPG
- Location: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY)
- City: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY)
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0SII4N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Huge explosions rocked Syria's Ras Al Ain on Saturday (October 12), sending fireballs into the sky as Turkish forces stepped up their bombardment around the border town in northeast Syria.
On the frontlines, thick plumes of smoke rose around Syria's Ras al Ain, one of two border towns targeted in the offensive, as Turkish artillery targeted the area on Saturday.
Plumes of smoke were visible across the frontier in the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar. Intense gunfire also resounded from within the town of Ras al Ain itself, while warplanes could be heard flying overhead.
The United States has ramped up its efforts to persuade Ankara to halt the incursion against the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, saying Ankara was causing "great harm" to ties and could face sanctions.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the mounting international criticism of the operation and said Turkey "will not stop it, no matter what anyone says."
(Production: Mehmet Emin Caliskan)
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