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Turkish soldiers stand near military trucks in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Turkey Continues Op in Syria, Clashing With Kurdish-Led Militia

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Clashes between the Kurdish militia and the Turkish forces have been occurring for almost a week, while at least 260 US troops have reportedly left the area. In the meantime, the Syrian military has boosted its presence in the region, recapturing the city of Manbij.

The Turkish military and allied forces continue to press ahead with "Operation Peace Spring" in northern Syria, marking the seventh day of the offensive against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and Daesh* terror group in the area.

Earlier this week, the operation faced severe pushback from the United States, the European Union, and the Arab League.

In response to the military campaign, US President Donald Trump warned he would issue sanctions against the NATO ally, while France and Germany restricted their arms sales to Ankara and convinced other member countries to consider these measures as well.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, vowed to continue the operation, aimed at securing the area near his country's border and ousting the Kurdish-led SDF, which Ankara considers to be affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed in Turkey as a terror group.

* Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other countries.

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20:38 GMT 15.10.2019
Turkey Is Not Worried About US Sanctions as Ankara's Goals in Northern Syria Are Clear - Erdogan
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint press conference with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic after their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, October 7, 2019 - Sputnik International
Turkey Is Not Worried About US Sanctions as Ankara's Goals in Northern Syria Are Clear - Erdogan
19:19 GMT 15.10.2019
Pence to Meet Erdogan in Ankara on October 17 – White House
United States Vice President Mike Pence delivers his speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 - Sputnik International
Pence to Meet Erdogan in Ankara on October 17 – White House
17:57 GMT 15.10.2019
Russian Defence Minister, US Defence Secretary Discussed Situation in Syria in Phone Talks - Russian MoD
17:07 GMT 15.10.2019
Russian Special Envoy for Syria Estimates About 12,000 Daesh Terrorists Left Prisons in North-eastern Syria

"I don’t have this kind of information but… if you take all prisons in the northeast that are holding IS [Daesh] men — some 12,000 of them — as well as their family members, wives and so on, it is an even more impressive figure", Russian Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev told reporters.

16:53 GMT 15.10.2019
US Secretary of State Pompeo Discusses Turkish Op with Iraqi President, Calls for Its Immediate Halt
16:21 GMT 15.10.2019
US Troops Fully Withdrawn from Manbij - Senior US State Department Official
In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers gather for a brief during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria - Sputnik International
US Troops Fully Withdrawn from Manbij - Senior US State Department Official
13:47 GMT 15.10.2019
Ankara Sends Tanks and Armoured Vehicles to Border Near City of Suruc
13:46 GMT 15.10.2019
UN Security Council to Discuss Turkish Op Behind Closed Doors on Wednesday - Diplomats
12:48 GMT 15.10.2019
Turkey's Offensive in Syria Creates Chaos in Middle East - Saudi Ambassador to UK
12:27 GMT 15.10.2019
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu Holds Talks With US Secretary of State Pompeo
12:08 GMT 15.10.2019
US-Led Coalition Confirms Forces Out of Manbij as Syrian Army Takes Full Control of Town
11:42 GMT 15.10.2019
Russia Doubts US Will Withdraw Troops From Syria, Though There Is Hope - Envoy

"Certainly. Nevertheless, there is such hope - that the American troops will leave [Syria]. What our president was talking about is that the troops of all states that are there illegally should be withdrawn", Lavrentyev said.

11:38 GMT 15.10.2019
Dialogue Between Kurds and Damascus Could Help Restore Syria's Sovereignty - Russian Envoy
10:52 GMT 15.10.2019
Turkey to Continue Military Operation in Syria Despite US Sanctions - Parliament Speaker

"No way", parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop said when asked about the possibility of cancelling Operation Peace Spring.

10:29 GMT 15.10.2019
US Troops Left Bases in City of Dadat Near Manbij, Moving Towards Border With Iraq - Russian MoD
American soldiers walk together during a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol, near Tel Abyad, Syria September 8, 2019 - Sputnik International
09:44 GMT 15.10.2019
US and French Troops Leave Manbij as Syrian Army Reclaims the City - Sources
09:31 GMT 15.10.2019
Erdogan Vows to Send 1 Million Refugees Back to Syria as First Step, 2 Million More to Follow
 This June 16, 2019, file photo, shows a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal - Sputnik International
09:19 GMT 15.10.2019
Turkey Cleared Over 600 Miles of its Border Area of 'Terrorists' - Erdogan
09:08 GMT 15.10.2019
Ankara Might be Held Responsible for Reported Executions of Kurds Carried Out by Turkish-Backed Groups in Syria - UN Human Rights Office
08:01 GMT 15.10.2019
SDF Will be Part of Joint Security Mechanism, Won't Withdraw from Territories Controlled by Syrian Army - Kurdish Officials
07:56 GMT 15.10.2019
SDF Deal With Damascus 'Forced Step', Russia to Play Key Role in Process – Kurdish Official
 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)  - Sputnik International
SDF Deal With Damascus 'Forced Step', Russia to Play Key Role in Process – Kurdish Official
06:14 GMT 15.10.2019
'Come Back to the Right Track': China Calls on Turkey to Halt Operation Peace Spring in Syria
A Turkish army's tank drives down from a truck as Turkish armed forces drive towards the border with Syria near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on October 8, 2019 - Sputnik International
'Come Back to the Right Track': China Calls on Turkey to Halt Operation Peace Spring in Syria
05:25 GMT 15.10.2019
Russia and Turkey Working Together to Prevent Clashes Between Ankara and Damascus During Op - Moscow
04:55 GMT 15.10.2019
Turkey States 595 Militants Neutralised Since Launch of Op in Syria

"The total number of PKK/PYD-YPG terrorists who have been neutralised during the Peace Spring Operation is 595", the Turkish Ministry of National Defence said on Twitter.

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