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Battle for strategic Syrian peak continues

As Turkey fights to reclaim the strategic hilltop of Bursaya a second time, it's getting harder for the president to use the Olive Branch offensive to drum up support.
A Turkish soldier waves a flag on Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 28 ,2018. REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi - RC13E270E570
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Maintaining control of a strategic hilltop is a priority for Turkey as its “Olive Branch” offensive drags on against Syrian Kurdish forces in Syria’s Afrin region.

On Jan. 22, Turkish forces claimed victory over Bursaya amid cries of "Allahu akbar," only to lose it within hours to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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