- Title: Syria border town residents return to their life despite war
- Date: 17th October 2019
- Summary: SOLUK, NEAR RAS AL AIN, SYRIA (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) TRUCK DRIVING THROUGH STREETS VARIOUS OF MAN AND CHILDREN STANDING ON SMALL TRACK CARRYING BAGS TURKISH-BACKED SYRIAN REBELS (SYRIAN NATIONAL ARMY SOLDIERS, KNOWN AS FREE SYRIAN ARMY) ON TRUCKS DRIVING SELLERS IN STREET MAN EATING SWEETS SWEETS COOKING VARIOUS OF VEHICLES AND MOTORBIKES DRIVING VARIOUS OF SELLERS IN THE STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RESIDENT, IBRAHIM ABU KHALIL, SAYING: "Things are going well, people have returned to their homes which are in good condition. God willing it is safe here. Bread is available. But we still need fuel, gasoline in order to be able to cook and work. This is the most important thing." VEHICLES ON STREETS VARIOUS OF VANDALISED PICTURE OF JAILED KURDISH MILITANT LEADER, ABDULLA OCALAN VARIOUS OF VEHICLES AND PEOPLE ON STREETS
- Embargoed: 31st October 2019 14:10
- Keywords: Syria turkish offensive inn syria northern syria war Solouk Syria turkey border
- Location: SOLUK, NEAR RAS AL AIN, SYRIA
- City: SOLUK, NEAR RAS AL AIN, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1HLDFR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents of Soluk, a Syrian border town now controlled by Turkish-backed rebels, said on Thursday (October 17) that life was returning to normal days - after Turkey launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the country's northeast.
The town, which lies on the road connecting the embattled towns of Ras al Ain and Tal Abyad, was taken over by Turkish backed rebels during the assault against the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia. Much of the fighting so far has taken place around the two border cities.
The offensive, dubbed Peace Spring, has spawned a humanitarian crisis, 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, accused by congressional leaders, including fellow Republicans, of betraying loyal U.S. allies, the Kurds.
(Production: Aboud Hamam, Bushra Shakhshir, Chiara Rodriquez)
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