ANKARA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that Turkey launched Operation Spring of Peace into northern Syria.
Members Turkish Armed Forces and Syrian National Army (SNA) make observations at the Syrian border in Akcakale district of Turkey's Sanliurfa on October 09, 2019. (Photo: VCG)
"Together with the Syrian National Army, our Turkish Armed Forces launched the Operation Spring of Peace towards the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), YPG (the People's Protection Unit) and Daesh (the Islamic State) terrorist organizations in northern Syria," Erdogan tweeted.
Turkish military hit targets in Ras al-Ayn town across the Turkish border in Kurdish-controlled part of northern Syria, local media reported.