Turkey says Syria assault 'won't stop' as US threatens sanctions

Turkey says Syria assault 'won't stop' as US threatens sanctions

Ras al-Ain (Syria) (AFP) – Battles raged Friday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press an assault against Kurdish forces in Syria, dismissing “threats” from other countries while the US warned Ankara of fresh sanctions. President Donald Trump, whose order to pull back US troops from the border this week effectively triggered the intervention, said Washington would now seek to broker a truce. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper “strongly encouraged” Turkey to halt its offensive as a prelude to such negotiations, warning otherwise of “serious consequences”.

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