Turkey boosts troops to cross Syria border ‘shortly’

Turkey has boosted its forces on the Syrian border ahead of a long-threatened incursion that could target Kurdish-led forces allied to the US.

Troops would cross into Syria “shortly”, a presidential aide said.

Turkey wants to create a “safe zone” cleared of a Kurdish militia that will also house some of Turkey’s 3.6 million Syrian refugees.

President Donald Trump has withdrawn US troops in the area in a controversial move condemned at home and abroad.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49978567

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