12 Oct 2019

Appeals for international intervention as Turkey claims to have captured a key Syrian border town

International Editor

Turkey’s president has vowed to continue his offensive in Syria, and claims to have taken the border town of Ras al-Ain.

Under sustained bombardment, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are turning to their former western allies for support.

Kurdish TV has filmed American forces apparently returning to the border town of Kobani. Where does THAT leave Donald Trump’s vow to withdraw troops – blamed by many for clearing the way for the Turkish offensive?