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Turkey weighs attack on Syrian Kurdish town

Turkey has mobilized more forces in the vicinity of the town of Ain Issa in northern Syria, while the Free Syrian Army, an ally of Ankara, intensified its presence in that area amid an agreement between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and Russia to ward off Turkey and its allies from the town.

IDLIB — The city of Ain Issa in Raqqa’s northern countryside, controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), is still reeling under daily shelling by the Turkish army's artillery and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). 

In a Dec. 10 report, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombings carried out by Turkey and the FSA forces displaced within a month about 7,000 civilians who feared a looming Turkish military operation.

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