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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters advance Tuesday in the village of Der Mismis southeast of Afrin, Syria. Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters have laid siege to Syrian Kurdish-held Afrin, the Turkish military says.
Originally published March 14, 2018 at 02:53a.m., updated March 14, 2018 at 02:53a.m.
BEIRUT -- Turkey said Tuesday that its troops and allied Syrian fighters have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege and marking a significant military advance in the seven-week operation.
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