- Title: Turkish-led forces enter Syrian border town Ras al Ain, fighting rages
- Date: 12th October 2019
- Summary: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SMOKE BILLOWING OUT AFTER TURKISH SHELLING ON SYRIAN BORDER TOWN RAS AL AIN/ AUDIO OF EXPLOSIONS HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TURKISH ARMOURED MILITARY CONVOY DRIVING TO SYRIAN BORDER AKCAKALE, TURKEY (OCTOBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HOWITZERS FIRING AT YPG TARGETS ON THE SYRIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER AS SEEN BEHIND FORTIFICATION
- Embargoed: 26th October 2019 13:06
- Keywords: Syria Turkey military operation into northern Syria Syrian Kurds YPG shelling convoy artillery
- Location: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY), CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY, AKCAKALE, TURKEY
- City: RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY), CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY, AKCAKALE, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0SIM2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes on a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Saturday (October 12) as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into border town Ras al Ain.
While it was unclear how far the rebels had gone, Turkey said the town centre had been taken while Kurdish-led forces denied losing the town centre and said they were counter-attacking.
The battle for Ras al Ain comes despite an outcry from the United States and European Union and warnings of possible sanctions unless Ankara desisted. Washington said Turkey's incursion was causing "great harm" in relations with its NATO ally.
Turkish artillery continued to bombard parts of the town, a Reuters reporter said. Turkish forces had overnight stepped up their bombardment of Ras al Ain in their incursion, after U.S. troops in the vicinity came under artillery fire from Turkish positions.
(Production Credit: Mehmet Emin Caliskan, Mert Ozkan)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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