- Title: Turkey-backed rebels patrolling streets of Tel Abyad after capturing town
- Date: 13th October 2019
- Summary: TEL ABYAD, SYRIA (OCTOBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS) TURKEY-BACKED SYRIAN REBELS DRIVING AN ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER (APC) ALONG ROAD IN TEL ABYAD APC DRIVING PAST WITH REBEL ON DECK VARIOUS OF APCS AND SOLDIERS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD PEOPLE AS SEEN FROM DRIVING VEHICLE CHILDREN ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET DRIVING SHOTS OF EMPTY STREETS TEL ABYAD, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM AKCAKALE, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS) TURKEY-BACKED SYRIAN REBELS DRIVING THROUGH ROADS OF TEL ABYAD VEHICLES AND REBELS IN THE TOWN VIEW OF TOWN WITH MOSQUE MINARET VARIOUS OF REBELS IN THE CITY REBELS DRIVING ALONG ROAD MORE OF THE REBELS IN THE TOWN REBELS IN A FIELD WITH SHEEP AND OVERTURNED VEHICLE MILITARY VEHICLES IN THE AREA
- Embargoed: 27th October 2019 14:02
- Keywords: Turkey Syria Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Syrian National Army Ras Al Ain Tel Abyad military operation Syrian Kurdish militia
- Location: TEL ABYAD, SYRIA AND TEL ABYAD, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM AKCAKALE, TURKEY)
- City: TEL ABYAD, SYRIA AND TEL ABYAD, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM AKCAKALE, TURKEY)
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0XIJIF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Turkish army and its Syrian rebel allies advanced into the centre of the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on Sunday (October 13) where the situation was calm and they were conducting search operations, a Reuters witness said.
Tel Abyad is a town on the Syrian border and one of the main focal points of the Turkish offensive that began on Wednesday against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organisation that reports on the conflict, said Turkey and its allies were in almost complete control of the town.
Addressing a news conference in Istanbul, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the incursion into Syria will stretch from Kobani in the west to Hasaka in the east, going some 30 km (19 miles) into Syrian territory. Erdogan said the town of Ras al Ain was already under Turkish control and it had besieged Tel Abyad in its fight against the YPG Kurdish militia, which Ankara says is a terrorist organisation.
(Production: Khalil Ashawi, Dato Chkhikvishvili, Ayat Basma)
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