Turkey invades eastern Syria, launches 181 airstrikes on Kurdish area

Turkey invaded eastern Syria on Oct 9 beginning an air campaign it says targets “terrorists.” It says that 181 targets were struck on October 9-10. This includes cities such as Derik, Ain Issa, Ras al-Ayn, Kobane, Tel Abyad and Qamishli.

Pompeo: “We’ve talked about that. I’ve talked about that repeatedly. They have a terrorist threat to their south. We’ve been working to make sure that we did what we could to prevent that terror threat from striking the people in Turkey while trying to achieve what is in America’s best interest; the threat from radical Islamic terrorism emanating from Syria, we’ll continue to do that,” Pompeo said.

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait joined calls to stop the operation.

 

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