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Picture of Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws

Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws

With airstrikes and artillery, Turkey has launched an offensive aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

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Picture of Report: Syrian troops enter town close to Turkey’s border

Report: Syrian troops enter town close to Turkey’s border

People celebrate after news about Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in Turkish border town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency, meanwhile, said Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the center of a Syrian border town, Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of Turkey's military offensive.

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Picture of Syria’s Kurds look to Assad for protection after US pullout

Syria’s Kurds look to Assad for protection after US pullout

People standing on a rooftop in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, watch as in the background smoke billows from fires caused by Turkish bombardment in Tal Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency says Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the center of a Syrian border town, Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of the Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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Picture of Turkish forces say they’ve captured key Syrian border town

Turkish forces say they’ve captured key Syrian border town

Relatives of Halil Yagmur, 64, who was killed Friday during mortar shelling from Syria, mourn over his grave at the cemetery in the town of Suruc, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Turkish forces entered Saturday the center of the Syrian border town of Ras Al-Ayn under heavy bombardment, the Turkish military and a Syrian war monitor said, as Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.

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Picture of Trump says he’s an ‘island of one’ on Syria

Trump says he’s an ‘island of one’ on Syria

President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.

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Picture of BREAKING: Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town

BREAKING: Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town

A Turkish police armored vehicle patrols the town of Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The towns along Turkey's border with northeastern Syria have been on high alert after dozens of mortars fired from Kurdish-held Syria landed, killing several civilians.

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Picture of Esper: US is not abandoning Kurds in face of Turkish attack

Esper: US is not abandoning Kurds in face of Turkish attack

President Donald Trump, joined by from left, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, speaks to media during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

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Picture of Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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Picture of Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

People run to take cover after mortars fired from Syria, in Akcakale, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the mortars in Sanliurfa province's border town of Akcakale and at least two people were wounded.

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By CHRISTINA LARSON
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