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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that a ground operation against Kurdish forces in Syria has begun “de-facto” after two days of shelling.
Turkey has threatened a full military operation to oust Kurdish fighters from Afrin region, held by them since 2012.
Syria, meanwhile, has warned against any operation and said it would shoot down Turkish planes.
Mr Erdogan did not clarify
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