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    Provocation? Turkish Military Advances 700 Meters Into Syria

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    The division of the Turkish army has made advances by 700 meters into Syria, in the city of Afrin located in northern Aleppo province according to al-Mayedin channel.

    The Turkish military has put up a checkpoint next to the settlement, which has a predominantly Kurdish population.

    So far there has been no official comment regarding this information.

    Earlier, Sergey Rudskoy, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of Russia, noted that Turkey continues to shell Syrian towns along the border and at the positions of Kurdish militia.

    "Turkish artillery continues shelling Syrian border settlements and Kurdish militia positions," he said.

    He further said, “Systematic shelling of Damascus from the territory of eastern Ghouta continues. Terrorists tried to capture a power plant in Homs and block the road connecting Aleppo and Damascus many times," Rudskoy said.

    Last week, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan reported, citing witnesses, that the Turkish military invaded the territory of Syria in the northeast of the country and started to build defenses there. The incident occurred near the town of al-Qamishli, which is considered to be the ‘capital’ of Syrian Kurds.

    In March, the Kurdish militia reported that the Turkish military had violated the border and is constructing fortifications near the cities of Afrin and Azaz.

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