Turkey begins military offensive in Syria, days after Trump announced pullback of US troops
October 9, 2019
(CNN)Turkey has launched a planned military offensive into northeastern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday, just days after the Trump administration announced it was pulling US troops back from the border area.
Calls to avoid a «possible humanitarian catastrophe»
Turkey won’t «bow to threats»
CNN’s Hamdi Alkhshali, Mohammed Tawfeeq, Samantha Beech, Sharif Paget, Isil Sariyuce, Jennifer Hansler, Alex Rogers and Ryan Browne contributed reporting.