Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Twitter Wednesday that the Turkish offensive into northeast Syria has started.
Erdogan dubbed the operation as “#OperationPeaceSpring,” in his tweet.
“We will preserve Syria’s territorial integrity and liberate local communities from terrorists,” he wrote.
He added the operation aims to eradicate “the threat of terror” against Turkey.
Hours before Erdogan’s announcement, Syrian Kurish forces warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” and called for mobilization.
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