- Title: Turkish military fires rockets into Ras al Ain
- Date: 15th October 2019
- Summary: CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY (OCTOBER 15, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ROCKETS BEING FIRED FROM TURKISH SIDE OF BORDER INTO SYRIAN TOWN OF RAS AL AIN RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS SEEN FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 15, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) EXPLOSIONS ON THE SYRIAN SIDE IN RAS AL AIN CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY (OCTOBER 15, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) MORE ROCKETS BEING FIRED FROM TURKISH SIDE RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS SEEN FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 15, 2019) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) ROCKET LANDING IN RAS AL AIN SMOKE BILLOWING OUT
- Embargoed: 29th October 2019 15:19
- Keywords: SNA Trump border town Syria rebels U.S. troops Ras Al Ain Kurdish YPG fighting Erdogan
- Location: CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY, RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS SEEN FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY)
- City: CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY, RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (AS SEEN FROM CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY)
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001B17IGQV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkey's military pounded the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain with rockets at dusk on Tuesday (October 15) as Syrian opposition fighters fought inside the contested town as part of a campaign that Turkey began last week, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria.
A Reuters camera operator on the Turkish frontier reported heavy bombardment on Tuesday morning of Ras al Ain, where a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces reported a fierce battle was taking place.
Turkey says it aims to defeat the Kurdish YPG militia, which it sees as a terrorist organisation for its links to separatists in Turkey, and to create a "safe zone" where millions of Syrian refugees can be resettled.
The United Nations says 160,000 people have fled their homes as Turkish forces advance. The Kurdish administration puts the number of displaced at 270,000.
(Production: Mert Ozkan, Omer Berberoglu)
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