- Title: Turkey dispatches more tanks to Syria border
- Date: 17th October 2019
- Summary: AKCAKALE, TURKEY (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) TANK DETACHING FROM TOW TRUCK TANK DRIVING TANK BEING LOADED ONTO TOW TRUCK TURKISH SOLDIERS WALKING MAN THROWING WATER BOTTLES AT SOLDIERS ON TOP OF TANK VARIOUS OF TANKS PARKED IN TEMPORARY MILITARY BASE/ SOLDIERS ON TOP OF TANKS AND NEARBY MILITARY CONVOY DRIVING/ SOLDIERS NEARBY
- Embargoed: 31st October 2019 11:26
- Keywords: military vehicle Syrian opposition border town tanks convoy Turkey Akcakale Syria military operation Kurdish militia
- Location: AKCAKALE, TURKEY
- City: AKCAKALE, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1HHZRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkish military beefed up on Thursday (October 17) reinforcements along its border with Syria as part of a cross-border operation against Kurdish militants.
Turkey launched the operation last week, after U.S. President Donald Trump decided to withdraw forces from two posts in the area in a move that drew strong international criticism.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Ankara as part of Washington's efforts to convince Turkey to halt its offensive, which has created a new humanitarian crisis in Syria with 160,000 civilians taking flight, a security alert over thousands of Islamic State fighters abandoned in Kurdish jails, and a political maelstrom at home for Trump.
(Production: Deniz Uyar)
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