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Turkey boosts troops to cross Syria border ‘shortly’ – BBC News

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

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

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

Donald Trump has withdrawn US troops in the area in a controversial decision widely condemned at home and abroad.

He again defended his move on Tuesday, saying the Kurds had not been abandoned, calling them “special”.
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 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49978567

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