22 Jan 2018

Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in Syria

International Editor

Fighting has entered its third day as Turkish forces continue their ground and air offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in north-west Syria. The UN Security council will meet later tonight to discuss the situation, as leaders from Europe and NATO voiced their concerns, urging Turkey to respond in a “proportionate and measured way”. Syrian activists have also claimed that Syrian forces have launched a suspected poison gas attack near the capital Damascus.