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12 Feb 2020

Turkey bolstering military support for rebel forces in Syria

International Editor

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Syrian government forces are continuing to make gains in their campaign to end the country’s eight-year conflict by eliminating the last remaining insurgents.

But Turkey is bolstering its military support for rebel forces, leading to escalating tensions with the Syrian government and its backers Russia and Iran.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing their homes to escape bombardment.