Turkey has begun a ground offensive into Syria, marking a major escalation of its role in the ongoing conflict. The U.S. military is backing Turkey’s incursion, which began at about 4 a.m. this morning, with an aerial bombing campaign. Turkey says the offensive is against ISIS-held areas along the border. But Turkey says it’s also concerned about Syrian Kurdish militias at the border. These militias are backed by the United States.
Turkey, Backed by U.S., Launches Ground Offensive into Syria
HeadlineAug 24, 2016