Turkey-backed fighters clash with Kurdish forces in north Syria town

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Turkey-backed fighters clash with Kurdish forces in north Syria town
A rebel source with the Turkey-backed National Army said the faction seized some farmland after mounting an attack at the edge of the town.
By REUTERS
DECEMBER 18, 2020

Syrian fighters backed by Turkey waged battles on Friday against Kurdish forces near the town of Ain Issa in northern Syria, where Russian and Turkish troops jointly patrol a key highway. Turkish forces and their Syrian insurgent allies seized territory in the region in an offensive last year against the Kurdish YPG militia which holds swathes of north and east Syria. Ankara's Western allies widely condemned that incursion, which was halted when Turkey reached separate deals with Washington and Moscow, the second of which agreed to establish the joint Russian-Turkish patrols. The YPG, which Turkey deems a terrorist group, forms the military backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance which defeated Islamic State in northeast Syria with the help of U.S. air power.

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