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10/9, 3:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Erdogan officially announces start of military operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Wednesday that his country's military, together with the Syrian National Army, started "Operation Peace Spring" in northern Syria, targeting PKK/YPG (the Kurdistan Workers' Party/Kurdish militia in Syria) and "Daesh terrorists."

Erdogan explained the aim of the operation is to "eliminate terror corridor" in Turkey's southern border with Syria and to "bring peace and tranquility to the region."

"We will enable the return of Syrian refugees to their country via safe zone to be established with Operation Peace Spring'," he wrote in a tweet.

Breaking the News / NI