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Syrian army engaged in heavy clashes with Turkish forces in Ras al Ain: State TV

Clashes erupt Wednesday between the Syrian army and Turkish forces in the countryside around northeast border area of Ras al Ain

Reuters , Wednesday 30 Oct 2019
Turkish soldiers in Ras al-AIn town
Turkish soldiers at a position east of the northeastern Syrian town of Ras al-AIn watch as a tank fires on positions held by fighters from the Syrian Democratic Army (SDF) on October 28, 2019 (Photo:AFP)
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Syrian army troops on Wednesday were engaged in heavy clashes with Turkish forces in the countryside around the border town of Ras al Ain in an area where a military offensive by Ankara aims to create a "safe" zone, state media said.

It did not give details but Turkish-backed rebels said intermittent clashes have taken place in recent days with Syrian troops south of Ras al Ain, which was seized from Syrian Kurdish-led forces.

Syrian troops have with the agreement of Kurdish forces stepped in to take up positions in the area.

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