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    (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 08, 2019 US troops walk past a Turkish military vehicle during a joint patrol with Turkish troops in the Syrian village of al-Hashisha on the outskirts of Tal Abyad town along the border with Turkish troops

    Video: Turkish Armed Forces Together With Syrian National Army Launch Operation Peace Spring

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    Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military operation in northeastern Syria. He said the operation is aimed against the Kurdistan Workers' Party and Daesh* and is meant to protect Syria's territorial integrity.

    The Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency has uploaded a video of airstrikes launched by the Turkish armed forces together with the Syrian National Army against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Daesh* terrorist group. 

    ​*Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.

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