Up to date: Oct 10, 2019 14:41 IST
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 10 (ANI): At the very least 16 Kurdish fighters have been killed as Turkish floor forces assaulted cities in northeastern Syria.
Citing the official knowledge offered by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a battle monitor based mostly in Britain, The New York Occasions reported that members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had been killed within the Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain areas of northeastern Syria, together with six attackers of unknown id.
American troops had withdrawn from Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain on Monday previous to the launch of the Turkish offensive.
An extra 33 members of the SDF had been wounded, the group mentioned.
The Turkish army’s transfer into Syria started on Wednesday, following President Trump’s choice on Sunday to drag American troops out of Turkey’s means, regardless of disagreement from his personal army officers and State Division.
Trump condemned Turkey’s operation as a “dangerous thought” on Wednesday and mentioned this week that Turkey, a NATO ally, would face financial punishment if it did something he thought-about “off-limits.”
Within the northern Syrian city of Tel Abyad, one of many spots the place the combating was heaviest, movies by residents recorded the rattle of gunfire and streaks of tracer hearth over the city.
The Anadolu information company reported that cannon hearth into Tel Abyad decreased by means of the evening. Land forces crossed into town, and by Thursday morning the streets had been silent.
Justifying its actions in an announcement, Turkey, on Wednesday, mentioned that the operation goals at “making certain the safety of our borders and the security of our individuals,” naming Kurdish militias and Islamic State militants as threats. (ANI)