Picture of the week: A brutal fight to the death on the Syrian border

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters were fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain along the Turkish border last week

20th October, 2019
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters take part in a battle with the Kurdish-led SDF in Syria’s north-eastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province, along the Turkish border, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in north-eastern Syria Getty

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters were fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain along the Turkish border last week. Turkey invaded north-eastern Syria and attacked Kurdish fighters following the US’s decision to pull troops out of the country earlier this month.

After a domestic outcry over the military action against Kurdish fighters who had been allied to the US, president Donald Trump imposed sanctions that included a tariff of 50 per cent on Turkish...

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