Here’s a look at the top stories for Friday, Oct. 11th: Former US Ukraine ambassador testifies; California wildfire forces thousands from homes; US troops conduct military patrol near Syria Turkey border; 138 endangered pythons seized at Italian port.
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Tents set up by Kurdish forces in preparation for displaced people are seen in the town of Ras al-Ain on the Syria-Turkey border. The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria called up civilians to defend the region against a feared Turkish assault, believed to be imminent. IMAGES
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Mohammed, a displaced teacher from Karnaz, on the northern outskirts of Hama, has been teaching children for the past three months under an olive tree at a camp for Internally displaced people (IDP) where he is taking shelter in Atme near the Syria-Turkey border.
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Syrians who fled from the outskirts of southern Idlib due to conflict between government forces and opposition fighters and jihadists take shelter in the make-shift camp of Kalbeed near the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the Syria-Turkey border.
US forces and vehicles were deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border near Darbasiya on Saturday, to monitor the situation after dozens of Kurdish forces were killed in Turkish airstrikes in the region less than a week ago. Turkey’s air force carried out airstrikes targeting Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq, killing at least 70 fighters, according to Turkish military. Turkey’s operation ‘Euphrates Shield’ was launched on 24 August 2017 in alliance with the US-led coalition with the stated aim of clearing IS fighters from the Syria-Turkey border. However, Turkish forces were also carrying out operations against Kurdish fighters. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8abp
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