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Turkey Races the Clock as Its Ground Forces Enter Syria

Oct 10, 2019 | 19:20 GMT
In this photo taken on Sept. 24, 2019, a Turkish military vehicle participates in a joint patrol with the United States near the Syrian border with Turkey. The joint patrols were aimed at easing tensions between Turkey and U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.

A Turkish military vehicle participates in a joint patrol with the United States in northeastern Syria on Sept. 24 that had been aimed at easing tensions between Turkish and U.S.-backed Kurdish forces. U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. troops from the area this week, clearing the way for a Turkish incursion.

(DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ankara wants to accomplish its objectives before Kurdish-led forces can shore up their resistance and to minimize the international backlash that's already building....

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