Syria conflict Turkey Kurds strikes October 9 2019 - 4:52 PM

URGENT Turkish air strikes hit northeast Syria near border: monitor Beirut, Oct 9, 2019 (AFP) - Turkish air strike hit a border area in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said, moments after Ankara announced the start of an operation against Syria's Kurds. "Turkish warplanes have launched air strikes on ... the Ras al-Ain area at the border," said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor. An AFP correspondent in the area said he heard several explosions. lar/ho/ser

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