October 13, 2019 / 1:18 PM / 2 months ago

Turkish-led forces seize highway 30 km deep into Syria: ministry

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish-led forces have seized control of Syria’s M4 highway, some 30-35 km (19-22 miles) deep into Syrian territory, as part of its incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry made the announcement on Twitter, referring to the main road that runs parallel to the Turkish border in northeast Syria.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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