Turkey starts ground incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria

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Move follows intense aerial bombardment of enclave, with Kurdish militias shelling Turkish border province in response

Turkey said it had begun a ground incursion into the Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin on Sunday, a day after intense aerial bombardment that signalled the opening of hostilities in a new phase of Ankara’s involvement in the war across the border.

The launch of the ground campaign by the Turkish military, alongside Syrian rebel factions under Ankara’s tutelage, came on the second day of a military offensive called “Operation Olive Branch” by the Turkish government, with dozens of airstrikes hitting more than 150 targets in the Kurdish-dominated district from late on Saturday afternoon.

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