October 10, 2019 / 8:53 AM / 12 days ago

Kurdish-led SDF: clashes with Turkish forces under way in border villages

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy clashes are under way in Syrian border villages between advancing Turkish forces and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) soldiers, an official in the Kurdish-led SDF said on Thursday.

“Fierce clashes are continuing in the villages that (Turkish forces) are trying to enter,” said Marvan Qamishlo, an SDF media official.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Writing by Tom Perry; ; editing by John Stonestreet

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