'Turkey is deploying reinforcements to the Syrian border following President Erdogan’s announcement of a looming military operation against US-backed Kurdish militants, videos shared on social media and national TV show.
Military convoys were captured in dozens of photos and videos, confirming the Turkish leader’s claim that preparations have been finalized to establish a so-called ‘safe zone’ on Syrian soil along the Turkish border and that the operation could be launched “as soon as today or tomorrow.”
— TRT World Now(@TRTWorldNow Oct 6th 2019
Additional armored vehicles and troops were sent to the border town of Akcakale, across from Tal Abyad in Syria, state television TRT confirms.'
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‘No longer in the area’: US troops will neither help nor hamper Turkey’s cross-border operation in Syria
'The US will neither support nor otherwise be involved in the looming Turkish military operation in northern Syria, nor will it interfere, as American troops will no longer be in the “immediate area,” the White House has announced.
The US has apparently achieved its immediate goal in the region – no less than single-handedly defeating the Islamic State terrorist group and capturing hundreds of their fighters, obviously – and will now generously allow Turkey to take over, Donald Trump’s spokesperson announced following the US leader’s call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday.
The United States will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial 'caliphate,' will no longer be in the immediate area.
The White House statement read.'
Read more: ‘No longer in the area’: US troops will neither help nor hamper Turkey’s cross-border operation in Syria