Daily Mail: ‘It’s a bad idea’: Donald Trump blasts Turkish air strikes on Syrian Kurds and ISIS fighters saying he ‘does not endorse’ Erdogan’s ‘Operation Peace Spring’ to ‘neutralise terror threats’ following withdrawal of US troops
* Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his fresh offensive into northern Syria had begun today
* ‘Operation Peace Spring’ launched in a bid to ‘bring peace to the area’ by targeting ‘terrorists’ near the border
* Turkish President Erdogan attacked Kurds along the border who had allied with the US in war against ISIS
* Commanders warned of a ‘humanitarian disaster’ and chaos in refugee camps if planned invasion goes ahead
* Kurds called up civilians to the army, telling them to ‘do your duty’ as Damascus vowed to resist any invasion
* Trump had agreed to withdraw US troops from Syria and hand control of the military operation to the Turkish
* US President said Turkey’s incursion into Syria was a ‘bad idea’ and that the US ‘does not endorse this attack’
Donald Trump has blasted the Turkish airstrikes on Syrian Kurds and ISIS fighters, saying he ‘does not endorse’ President Erdogan’s long-awaited military assault in Syria today.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the offensive – called ‘Operation Peace Spring’ – in northern Syria this afternoon in a bid to ‘bring peace to the area’ by targeting Kurdish fighters whom Ankara regards as ‘terrorists’.
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