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turkey encircles kurdish-held city in syria, escalating offensive

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turkey encircles kurdish-held city in syria, escalating offensive

istanbul — turkish forces and allied rebels announced the encirclement of the syrian city of afrin on tuesday in a major escalation of a weeks-long offensive to oust kurdish militants from the area. “the city center of afrin was besieged and critical areas for subsequent operations have been seized,” the turkish armed forces said, adding that the offensive “continues successfully as planned.” a britain-based monitoring group, the syrian observatory for human rights, confirmed that turkish troops and their syrian rebel proxies had surrounded the city. kurdish officials, however, downplayed the reports, saying that only parts of the city were besieged.the renewed push follows rapid advances by turkish-backed rebels against kurdish militants in recent days, after nearly two months o...