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Turkey launches Syria invasion hours after informing US of plans

Turkey told the United States on Tuesday that it plans to launch an attack into northern Syria within 24 hours, Al-Monitor has learned, as some in the Donald Trump administration tried to push back against reports that the president had given a green light for the impending incursion.
Turkish and U.S. troops return from a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol in northern Syria, as it is pictured from near the Turkish town of Akcakale, Turkey, September 8, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RC1246867E60

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Turkey has launched an attack into northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday, just hours after Ankara informed the United States that it planned to launch an incursion within a day’s time.

Ankara's notice came in a statement to the US ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, a senior administration official said. In signaling the intent to invade, Erdogan appeared to buck threats of “economic obliteration” made by President Donald Trump on Monday, including possible sanctions.

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