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Syria’s Kurds feel brunt of Turkish-US crisis

Turkey is sending military reinforcements to its border with Syria after two missiles were recently launched from Syria toward a border city, portending an imminent Turkish offensive in the area.
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QAMISHLI, Syria — On the evening of July 22, two missiles were launched from Ras al-Ain in the countryside of al-Hasakah governorate in northeastern Syria toward Ceylanpinar on the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish media reported that six people, including a child, were injured, while it remains unclear who was behind the missiles.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense said on July 23 in a statement carried by Anadolu News Agency, which is close to the Turkish government, that its forces on the Syrian border destroyed seven military positions belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) using heavy weapons in response to the two missiles launched from Syria. The statement indicated “the response was a legitimate defense mechanism.”

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