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  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday that the Turkish military and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army had launched an offensive into northeastern Syria, bombing and shelling territory that’s under the control of the US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters and putting the lives of thousands of civilians at risk ... Turkish media showed bombings of border towns, and reports say that Kurds were fleeing some border towns, including Ras al Ain and Tel Abyad
  • He foresaw that a night or two of bombing might not change Assad’s calculus and that a more sustained military campaign might be needed to achieve our objectives ... agreed to hold off bombing until we could see whether or not Assad would fulfill his commitments
  • Dozens killed in attack on market but Assad ground forces stall in last rebel areasAt least 33 people were killed and more than 100 wounded by an airstrike on a marketplace in northern Syria on Monday, as a Syrian and Russian bombing campaign against civilian sites in the rebel-held province intensified ... Eyewitnesses and monitoring groups reported widespread destruction across two residential blocks in the centre of Maarat al-Numan, with many people reportedly still buried under an apartment building as night fell