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Russian bid at UN to halt Turkey fails

TANGLED WEB:US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power accused Moscow of trying to ‘distract the world’ from its air campaign in support of the Syrian regime

AFP, UNITED NATIONS

The SDF began a new operation in Hasakeh on Tuesday, following major advances by its forces in northern Aleppo Province, where it has seized territory from Syrian rebel groups.

Its advances in Aleppo have angered Turkey, which says the YPG is the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, an outlawed group that has waged a decades-long insurgency against Ankara.

Turkey has carried out nearly a week of shelling against SDF positions in Aleppo, intensifying its fire on Friday and expanding it to target the Kurdish town of Afrin.

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