JERUSALEM, Israel – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advanced deeper into northeastern Syria Friday and pounded the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the air and the ground.
The SDF is the United State’s main ally in the campaign to defeat ISIS. They lost more than 10,000 soldiers while fighting alongside US troops. Now, they are fighting for their lives and homes.
The violence sparked a massive displacement and is forcing thousands of Christians, Kurds, Yazidis, and others to flee for their lives. The UN refugee agency reported that tens of thousands were escaping the region, a site similar to the one a few years ago when civilians left on foot to escape ISIS