Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive

Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arriveBy Ellen Francis and Ece Toksabay BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish planes bombed a town in Afrin on Wednesday.



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