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US Trump Rally 3
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Summary: Trump defends Syria troop withdrawal
Story No: 4234225
Source: US NETWORK POOL via ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 10/11/2019 06:00 AM
People: Barack Obama , Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump, at a rally in Minneapolis on Thursday night, defended his decision to bring US soldiers back home from Syria, as he faces criticism for abandoning the US's Kurdish allies to an attack by Turkey.

"We've defeated 100 percent of that ISIS caliphate and no longer have any troops in the area," Trump said.

He also said Turkey and the Kurdish population have been fighting for centuries.

He suggested that the US could mediate a deal between the two sides.

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Minneapolis - 10 October 2019

1. Side view, US President Donald Trump speaking

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"The Turks have been fighting with the Kurds for two centuries and Turkey as you know is a NATO ally. But I've been rough on them. We've defeated 100 percent of that ISIS caliphate and no longer have any troops in the area. We don't have any troops. The troops have been pulled out. Where Turkey is carrying out now a very tough campaign against the Kurds. (Responding to protesters) Get them out. (Pause while people boo protesters) So Turkey is right now waging a very tough campaign against the Kurds. We get along with the Kurds and we helped the Kurds. Don't forget they're also fighting for their land. You know that. But they're fighting."

3. Trump speaking

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"We were supposed to be in Syria for 30 days. We've now been there for 10 years. We were supposed to be in Afghanistan for a short period of time. We're now going to be there for close to 19 years. It's time to bring them home. It's time to bring them home." (applause)

5. Trump speaking

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"So in the case of Turkey and Syria and the Kurds we could send in a thousand troops for a military conflict with Turkey. No, you don't want to do that. We could hit Turkey very hard financially. Or we could mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds. I like that, you know. Let's mediate a deal. But remember, they've been fighting each other for hundreds of years. And we were artificially put there in this case by President Obama."

7. Trump speaking

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"We captured many many ISIS fighters most of them came from Europe. They came from Germany. They came from France they came from all of these countries and we called them. I called them myself in many cases I said take your fighters they said we don't want them you take them. I said No no no we did you a big favour. They're citizens of Germany. They're citizens of France. They're citizens of these various countries in Europe. Take your fighters. We don't want them. Sir, we don't want them. And I said how unfair are we treated. We do them a great favour and they won't take the fighters."

9. Trump speaking

10. Trump concluding speech

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Turkey Syria Border
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Summary: Explosion at Turkey-Syria border
Story No: 4234224
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 05:50 AM
People: Donald Trump , Mevlut Cavusoglu
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The Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria entered its third day on Friday.

Explosions were seen sending plumes of smoked into the sky in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad.

The Turkish air and ground assault was launched three days after US President Donald Trump opened the way by pulling American troops from their positions near the border alongside their Kurdish allies.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the military intends to move 30 kilometres (19 miles) into northern Syria and that its operation will last until all "terrorists are neutralised."

Meanwhile on Thursday, Trump told reporters at the White House that the US has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial sanctions or send in US troops to stop the fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces.

Trump said Turkey knows he does not support the invasion.

But he also said he doesn't think the American people want to send troops there but said he hopes the US can mediate.

Akcakale, Turkey - 10 October 2019

1. Various of explosion and plumes of smoke rising in Tal Abyad, Syria, filmed from Akcakale across the Turkish border

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Syria-US Troops WithdrawalAnalysis
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Summary: Syria-US Troops Withdrawal/Analysis
Story No: cctv036099
Source: China Central Television (CCTV)
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Date: 10/10/2019 09:03 PM
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FILE: Turkey - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Various of border of Turkey, Syria

Damascus, Syria - Oct 9, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland/Orient TV/Syria Alshaab TV/Zanoubia TV/Alhurra TV/ANN TV/Al Jazeera/Al-Arabiya TV)

2. Various of Hamidi Abdullah, international politics expert, in interview

3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hamidi Abdullah, international politics expert:

"We can say that the U.S. made the decision to avoid any clashes with Turkey and for fear of a closer relationship between Turkey and Russia. So they agreed on withdrawal even though it puts the U.S. in a difficult place, but this is better and safer than falling foul of Turkey."

FILE: Ankara, Turkey - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

4. National flag of Turkey

5. Various of city view

Damascus, Syria - Oct 9, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland/Orient TV/Syria Alshaab TV/Zanoubia TV/Alhurra TV/ANN TV/Al Jazeera/Al-Arabiya TV)

6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hamidi Abdullah, international politics expert:

"If the U.S. forces completely withdraw, then the possibility becomes high for the Syrian government forces to cross to the east of the Euphrates to fight alongside the Kurdish militants against the invasion of Turkey."

FILE: Damascus, Syria - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland/Orient TV/Syria Alshaab TV/Zanoubia TV/Alhurra TV/ANN TV/Al Jazeera/Al-Arabiya TV)

7. Syrian national flag

8. Traffic, pedestrians

The United States withdrawing its forces from Syria's northeast despite condemnation from its Kurdish allies is seen as a move to avoid conflict with Turkey by a Syrian political expert.

The White House stated on Sunday that the U.S. military will withdraw its troops from certain regions across Syria's border with Turkey as extremist groups have been neutralized. However, Syrian political analysts suggest that the real motive for the move is to stay on Turkey's good side which is having an increasingly close relationship with Russia on regional issues.

"We can say that the U.S. made the decision to avoid any clashes with Turkey and for fear of a closer relationship between Turkey and Russia. So they agreed on withdrawal even though it puts the U.S. in a difficult place, but this is better and safer than falling foul of Turkey," said Hamidi Abdullah, an international politics expert.

The withdrawal of the American forces essentially enables Turkey to assert its authority along the border and grant Turkey green lights to conduct military actions on the Kurds. Abdullah also says whether the U.S. will completely withdraw its military presence in Syria is the key factor on how the situation in the northeast will development from now.

"If the U.S. forces completely withdraw, then the possibility becomes high for the Syrian government forces to cross to the east of the Euphrates to fight alongside the Kurdish militants against the invasion of Turkey," said Abdullah.

Abdullah also said that changes in the northeast will affect the situation in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. He believes Turkey will tune down its stance on Idlib when it begins military actions in the northwest, which might help the Syrian government forces to speed up their own actions in the city and solve the issues in the war-torn city.

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Subjects: Government and politics , International relations , Troop withdrawals , War and unrest , General news
Organisations: United States military, United States government, Syrian armed forces, Syria government
Locations: China , Greater China , East Asia , Asia , United States , North America , Russia , Eastern Europe , Europe , Damascus , Syria , Middle East , Turkey , Western Europe , Turkey
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Italy Kurds
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Summary: Kurdish commander demands Syria-Turkey buffer zone
Story No: 4234166
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 05:45 PM
People: Donald Trump , Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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A Kurdish military commander demanded on Thursday the creation of a buffer zone between Syria and Turkey to protect the Kurdish population from attacks by Turkey, calling for an immediate halt to attacks.

Speaking to reporters at the Italian parliament, Kurdish military commander Dalbr Jomma Issa accused Turkey of attacking Rojava's border with the help of jihadists.

  

"Turkey isn't attacking alone, they brought  with them all these Jihadist friends to the Rojava's border," said Dalbr Jomma Issa.

"How come a nation member of NATO can attack civilians with jihadists, can attack a coalition which fought against the Islamic State?' In my opinion this question is really important, how can a country like Turkey at this point still easily conduct genocide in the 21st century?" she said.

  

"The question is now are you (international community) with us or with the jihadists?" added Ahmad Yousef, reported member of the Executive Board of Northern Syrian Federation, accusing the international community of supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a move to excise a US backed Kurdish militia, Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria on Wednesday that frustrated lawmakers in Washington who had hoped to prevent an abandonment of an important ally against Islamic State militants.

Turkish artillery and warplanes pounded parts of northern Syria controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group of militias that have for years received backing from the United States.

  

The operation comes after US President Donald Trump's administration in effect said this week it would allow a Turkish incursion into Syria, as the US withdrew its troops.

Rome- 10 October 2019

1. Wide of Dalbr Jomma Issa, self proclaimed commander of Women's Protection Units (YPJ) entering Lower Chamber press room

2. Mid of journalists

3. Close of Dalbr Jomma Issa  

4. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Dalbr Jomma Issa, self-proclaimed commander of YPJ:++ APPROXIMATE TRANSLATION ++  

"As my colleague and friend already said today, for sure Turkey isn't attacking alone, they brought with them all these jihadist friends to the Rojava's border, northern Syria. So they are attacking with these jihadist militias. Since (Turkey) is a NATO member we would like to ask a question to the other NATO members: 'How come a nation member of NATO can attack civilians with jihadists; can attack a coalition which fought against the Islamic State?' In my opinion this question is really important, how can a country like Turkey at this point still easily conduct genocide in the 21st century? In Afrin the same thing happened, killing everything not only the population, but also animals, they bombard everything. For this reason we again call upon the international community to immediately stop the Turkish attacks and create a buffer zone for northern Syria."

5. Close up of Dalbr Jomma Issa holding printed article showing pictures of injured people

6. SOUNDBITE ( Kurdish ) Dalbr Jomma Issa, self-proclaimed commander of YPJ: ++APPROXIMATE TRANSLATION++

"Certainly we have a huge army, we have lots of weapons, but only for land fights.  If America had provided us with air artillery against airplanes, it would have meant America wanted to stop this war, but this is not the case."

7. Close up of Dalbr Jomma Issa holding phone and showing a picture of a child with a head injury

8. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Ahmad Yousef, alleged member of the Executive Board of Northern Syrian Federation: APPROXIMATE TRANSLATION++

"We have had some news from Turkish media saying that the Turkish government says that for this operation they have already asked  NATO, and the international community and everyone agrees with this operation. So, since the international community was in alliance with us when we eliminated together the Islamic State, the question is now 'are you with us or with the jihadists?"

9. Wide of Lower Chamber press room

10. Wide of exteriors of lower chamber

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Syria Turkey Fighters 2
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Summary: Turkish-backed Syrian forces prepare for battle
Story No: 4234165
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/10/2019 05:37 PM
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Turkish-backed Syrian forces continue to train as a Turkish military offensive in northern Syria continues.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters are expected to be deployed in an area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces as part of the Turkish assault, which was launched after US troops pulled back.

The FSA fighters were seen jumping through rings of fire and firing mortars near the border town of Azaz as part of their training regime.

Many nations have condemned Turkey's offensive, but the country has pointed to past cross-border mortar attacks by Syrian Kurdish militants as a threat to its national security.

Turkey also said it intends to create a "safe zone" that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to two million Syrian refugees.

Near Turkish border - 10 October 2019

1. Various of Turkish-backed Syrian forces from the Free Syrian Army training

2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) General Mohmad Al Ahmad, Free Syrian Army:

"These fighters can defend all the Arab lands in Syria, God willing, and not only in this area because they received intensive training for fighting and concentrated that was good during this period.''

3. Various of forces assembling, holding weapons

4. Various of forces onboard a driving convoy

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Organisations: Free Syrian Army
Locations: Syria , Middle East , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey
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Turkey Syria Border 3
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Summary: More explosions as Turkey continues Syria offensive
Story No: 4234701
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/14/2019 12:32 PM
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Turkey showed little sign of relenting its military offensive against Kurdish groups in northern Syria on Monday, as the operation entered its sixth day.

More explosions could be seen in Ras al-Ayn, a border town that advancing Turkish-allied forces have seized.

Over the past five days, Turkish troops and their allies have pushed their way into northern towns and villages, clashing with the Kurdish fighters over a stretch of 200 kilometers (125 miles).

The offensive has displaced at least 130,000 people.

On Monday the European Union unanimously condemned Turkey's military move into northern Syria and asked all member states to stop selling arms to Ankara.

Ceylanpinar, overlooking border town of Ras al-Ayn - 14 October 2019

1. Various of explosions and large plumes of smoke rising

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Syria Hospital
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Summary: People injured by Turkish shelling brought to hospital
Story No: 4234651
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/14/2019 09:30 AM
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Dozens of injured people were brought to a hospital in Tal Tamr in Syria on Sunday, after Turkish airstrikes on a convoy which killed at least nine people, including five civilians, accoridng to a war monitor and Syrian Kurdish officials.

The convoy included protesters opposing the ongoing Turkey-led offensive into northern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the convoy was guarded by armed men and hit on Sunday when it arrived in Ras al-Ayn, a border town that advancing Turkish-allied forces have seized.

A spokesman for the Kurdish forces said at least 11 were killed and 74 injured but it was not clear how many were civilians.

The Observatory said journalists, including foreigners, were accompanying the convoy.

A Kurdish news agency, Hawar, said one of its reporters was killed.

Images of the attack showed the airstrike shatter an otherwise quiet street. Bodies and severed limbs were strewn in the street. Some of those killed appeared to be carrying guns.

Activists said the gunmen were guarding the convoy.

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++PLEASE NOTE: STORYLINE AMENDED TO REFLECT THAT EVENTS IN EDIT TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY++

Tal Tamr - 13 October 2019

1. Injured man being carried off vehicle on a stretcher

2. Various of injured people arriving at hospital on the backs of vehicles

3. Man carried on stretcher into hospital

4. Ambulance arriving

5. Injured man on stretcher being carried into hospital

6. Various of an injured young man getting treatment

7. Various of a child with blood on his face receiving treatment

8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) no name given, injured in shelling:

"Look at their injustice, look, film their injustice, film it. Look at their injustice, look. We are civilians and see what they did to us. We didn't even get out of the house, but they hit us. They are deliberately targeting the civilians. They are deliberately targeting the civilians. The Turks, we have been hit by the Turks."

9. Injured woman on stretcher in hospital

10. Various of women receiving treatment

11. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) No name gievn, medical staff member at Tel Tamer hospital:

"Where is the United Nations? Let them come to see the blood of our children on the floor. Why don't they show up? Our children are gone, our girls are gone, and our strength is gone."

12. Various of seriously injured people on stretchers being taken to ambulance to be transferred to Hassaka

13. Various of seriously injured people put in ambulances and taken to Hassaka

14. Members of Kurdish forces clearing the entrance to the hospital

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Turkey Syria Border
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Summary: Explosions in Syria as Turkish offensive continues
Story No: 4234634
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/14/2019 06:53 AM
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As Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria continued into Monday, columns of smoke could be seen rising in the embattled border region.

Explosions could be seen in Ras al-Ayn, a border town that advancing Turkish-allied forces have seized.

Over the past five days, Turkish troops and their allies have pushed their way into northern towns and villages, clashing with the Kurdish fighters over a stretch of 200 kilometers (125 miles).

The offensive has displaced at least 130,000 people.

The fast-deteriorating situation was set in motion last week, when Trump ordered U.S. troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds as terrorists.

Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump's move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally.

Ceylanpinar - 14 October 2019

1. Smoke rising, pan to site of impact, UPSOUND of artillery

2. Various of border region with columns of smoke rising, UPSOUND of artillery

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Syria Displaced
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Summary: Displaced Syrian families camping outside Kobani
Story No: 4234617
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/13/2019 10:12 PM
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As Turkish troops and Turkey-backed fighters continued to advance into northern Syria on Sunday, thousands of people have been forced to flee to towns and villages further south seeking of refuge from the bombing.

The United Nations says at least 130,000 people have been displaced by the fighting in northeastern Syria with many more likely on the move as a Turkish offensive in the area enters its fifth day.

In the outskirts of Kobani, a town that until recently saw US troops deployed, dozens of families camped out in the open, with their belongings stashed upon tops of their vehicles.

A unnamed woman, displaced by the Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, asked European and Arab nations to tell her where she and her family should go to stay safe.

"I have 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys. Where should I go? Where can I go to escape the shelling? Just tell me," adding, "I'm so tired. I left the house a week ago, where should I go now?"

The local Kurdish-led administration warned of a "humanitarian disaster" as aid and service delivery to northern Syria is hampered by the fighting.

The fighting has reached the main highway that runs between Hassakeh, a major town and logistical hub, and Ain Eissa, the administrative center of the Kurdish-led areas.

The UN said its technical teams have not been able to access a water pumping station in Hassakeh town damaged from shelling, leaving 400,000 people, including 82,000 residents of displaced camps affected by the suspension of water.

Late Sunday Syrian Kurdish officials said they will work with the country's central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters.

In a major shift of alliance, Kurdish-led forces are to deploy side by side with government troops along the northern Syrian border.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deal covered the towns of Kobani and Manbij.

Kobani - 13 October 2019

1. Various of displaced families on outskirts of Kobani

2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) No name given:

"I have 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys. Where should I go? Where can I go to escape the shelling? Just tell me. Europeans and Arabs, just tell me where to go with my children? I have a small daughter. You all wake up in the morning, heat the water, and give your kids milk. I can barely find any water to mix with the milk. I'm so tired. I left the house a week ago, where should I go now?

3. Various of displaced

4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) No name given:

"Erdogan wants this land. Let him take it. You want this land? You've come to take this land? Take it, we don't want it anymore. But we will not leave it for you, we are running away from your warplanes. Where will we go?"

5. Various of displaced families

6. Various of vehicles loaded with belongings

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Syria Fighters
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Summary: Turkey backed Syrian forces move into Tal Abyad
Story No: 4234598
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/13/2019 06:06 PM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkey-backed Syrian forces were seen on Sunday moving into the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad.

Video shot by the Associated Press showed the fighters from the Free Syrian Army getting into armoured vehicles and positioning themselves on the streets of the border town.

Earlier in the day, Anadolu news agency said Turkey-backed Syrian forces had advanced into the centre of Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of the Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, also said Sunday that the Turkey-backed forces had "near full control" of the town.

Sporadic gunfire and an occasional mortar round could still be heard hitting Tal Abyad from just across the border in the Turkish town of Akcakale.

The Turkish government views the Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

But those same Syrian Kurdish forces were a key U.S. ally in the war against the Islamic State group.

Turkey has vowed to carve out a "safe zone" inside Syria along the border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier 17 villages around Tal Abyad had also been captured.

Tal Abyad - 13 October 2019

1. Wide of armoured vehicle in field, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters

2. Fighters getting into armoured vehicle

3. Fighters standing next to armoured vehicle

4. Armoured vehicles driving away down road

5. Fighters in armoured vehicle talking to fighter on foot, armoured vehicle driving away

6. Driving shot with fighters atop of armoured vehicle

7. Fighters speaking inside armoured vehicle

8. Wide tracking shot of armoured vehicle driving

9. Fighters walking on road

10. Armoured vehicle with fighters on board driving through town

11. Armoured vehicle in square, pan left of square

12. Various of armoured vehicles parked in town

13. Wide tracking shot of armoured vehicles driving at outskirts

14. Various of fighters with civilians sitting below tree

15. Pan right of houses

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Subjects: Syrian civil war , Civil wars , War and unrest , General news
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Organisations: Free Syrian Army
Locations: Syria , Middle East , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey
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Turkey Syria Tal Abyad 2
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Summary: Akcakale celebrations as fighters enter Tal Abyad
Story No: 4234592
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/13/2019 04:35 PM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Celebrations broke out in the Turkish town Akcakale on Sunday after reports Turkey-backed Syrian forces had advanced into the centre of the Syrian border town, Tal Abyad.

Cars drove down the main road with Turkish flags and honked their horns in the town just across the border from the captured Syrian town.

Fighters from the Turkey-backed Syrian forces received applause in Akcakale as they assisted Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria for the fifth day.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, also said Sunday that the Turkey-backed forces had "near full control" of the town.

Sporadic gunfire and an occasional mortar round could still be heard hitting Tal Abyad from Akcakale.

The Turkish government views the Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

But those same Syrian Kurdish forces were a key US ally in the war against the Islamic State group.

Turkey has vowed to carve out a "safe zone" 30 kilometres (19 miles) inside Syria along the border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier 17 villages around Tal Abyad had also been captured.

The Syrian Kurdish fighters had themselves captured the town from Islamic State group in 2015.

Akcakale - 13 October 2019

1. Various of vehicles driving down road and honking horns celebrating the reports Turkey-backed Syrian forces had advanced into the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, UPSOUND of car horns

2. Children carry banner reading (English) "Don't panic"

3. People on motorcycles driving down road carrying Turkish flags, UPSOUND of car horns

4. Truck carrying Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters

5. Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighter smiling as they sit in the truck

6. Various of the truck carrying Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters as people applaud

7. Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters driving off in their vehicle

8. Various of vehicles with Turkish flags driving down a road, UPSOUND of car horns

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People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Organisations: Islamic State group
Locations: Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Middle East , Syria
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SYRIA CONFLICT
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Summary: Tuskish offensive in the Syrian city of Tal Abiad
Story No: efe004527
Source: Agencia EFE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/13/2019 04:03 PM
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Akçakale, Turkey-Syria border, Oct 13 (EFE), (Camera: Erdem Sahi).- The fifth day of Turkey's offensive brought little in the way of developments — fighting continues around Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad, despite Turkey's claim that it had captured the former, and a new front has opened up between the two cities, which are roughly 100 kilometers apart. FOOTAGE OF THE SYRIAN CITY OF TAL ABIAD FROM THE TURKISH CITY OF AKÇAKALE.

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SYRIA CONFLICT
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Summary: Tuskish offensive enters its fifth day
Story No: efe004523
Source: Agencia EFE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/13/2019 03:27 PM
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Sanliurfa/Ankara, Oct 13 (EFE), (Camera: Ilya U. Topper).- Turkey intensified its offensive against formerly United States-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria overnight while the United Nations reported Sunday that 130,000 people had already been displaced by the fighting around Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad. FOOTAGE OF AKÇAKALE WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE GATHERED NEAR THE BORDER TO HEARTHE BOMBINGS, AMBULANCES, EFFECTS OF MORTAR FIRE IN A KITCHEN THREE DAYS AGO, EFFECTS OF MORTAR FIREON SUNDAY MORNING.

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Turkey Syria Tal Abyad
Title:
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Summary: Turkey says Syrian border town's centre captured
Story No: 4234582
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/13/2019 03:11 PM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said on Sunday that Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the centre of a Syrian border town, Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of the Turkish military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, also said Sunday that the Turkey-backed forces had "near full control" of the town.

Sporadic gunfire and an occasional mortar round could still be heard hitting Tal Abyad from just across the border in the Turkish town of Akcakale.

There were some celebrations in Akcakale, with people waving Turkish flags.

The Turkish government views the Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

But those same Syrian Kurdish forces were a key US ally in the war against the Islamic State group.

Turkey has vowed to carve out a "safe zone" inside Syria along the border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier 17 villages around Tal Abyad had also been captured.

The Syrian Kurdish fighters had themselves captured the town from the Islamic State group in 2015.

Akcakale - 13 October 2019

1. Various of smoke rising over the town of Tal Abyad in Syria

2. Turkish tank driving through Tal Abyad

3. Various of smoke rising from Tal Abyad, seen from the Turkish border town of Akcakale

4. Military vehicle driving through the town of Tal Abyad

5. Various of smoke rising in the town of Tal Abyad

6. Various of Akcakale residents celebrating the capture of Tal Abyad, UPSOUND (Turkish) "Martyrs don't die, the nation is indivisible" and "God is great!"

7. Akcakale resident Tahir Topdemir (in brown shirt with a Turkish flag wrapped around him) celebrating

8. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Tahir Topdemir, Akcakale resident:

"Our soldiers have been battling since this morning. They've been battling like lions. They battled like lions in Tal Abyad and Tal Abyad has fallen. As of now, Tal Abyad is finished."

9. Akcakale Mayor Mehmet Yalcinkaya (in red tie) talking to reporters

10. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Mehmet Yalcinkaya, Akcakale mayor:

"There is hand-to-hand combat in Tal Abyad today. There are martyrs among close relatives. Our close Syrian relations have been wounded. Everything continues as planned, there's nothing to be worried about. The place we call Tal Abyad has been under siege since yesterday and we've reached the end."

11. Various of Akcakale residents celebrating, UPSOUND (Turkish) "Martyrs don't die, the nation is indivisible" and "God is great!"

12. Various of Turkey-Syria border

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Organisations: Islamic State group
Locations: Syria , Middle East , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey
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Turkey Syria Erdogan
Title:
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Summary: Erdogan slams Western allies for Kurdish support
Story No: 4234577
Source: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/13/2019 02:21 PM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed Western allies for standing by the Syrian Kurdish fighters and said Turkey would not negotiate with "a terrorist organisation".

Speaking in Istanbul, the president also rejected offers for mediation with the Syrian Kurdish militia as the Turkish military continues its offensive against them in northern Syria.

Without specifying which countries made a mediation offer, Erdogan asked: "What kind of prime minister, what kind of head of state are they?...When did you see a state sit at a table with a terrorist organisation?"

He also hit out at those countries calling for new sanctions and arms embargoes against Turkey, saying that "those who think they will turn Turkey back from its path have been mistaken, are mistaken".

NATO member Turkey views Syrian Kurdish militia as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in the southeast of the country.

But those same Syrian Kurdish forces were a key US ally in the war against the Islamic State group.

Turkey has vowed to carve out a "safe zone" inside Syria along the border.

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PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL

Istanbul - 13 October 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president:

"There are those who have sought to mediate between us and the terrorist organisation. What kind of prime minister, what kind of head of state are they? It's not possible to understand. When did you see a state sit at a table with a terrorist organisation?"

++BLACK++

2. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president:

"Despite the fact that we've been saying this for months, we come across those who threaten us with such subjects like economic sanctions and arms embargoes. Those who think they will turn Turkey back from its path have been mistaken, are mistaken."

++BLACK++

3. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president:

"This issue, dear friends, is a matter of survival for Turkey."

++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++

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Syria Hospital
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Summary: Ras al-Ayn injured treated in Hassakeh hospital
Story No: 4234478
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 03:35 PM
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A hospital in northeastern Syria has received "massive" numbers of injured people from Ras al-Ayn, a key border town of which the Turkish military has taken parts.

Al-Shaab Hospital director Dr. Mohammed Said added that most people arriving were "suffering from serious wounds".

Turkey said the taking of central Ras al-Ayn was its most significant gain since its cross-border operation began against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Since Wednesday, Turkish troops and Syrian opposition fighters backed by Ankara have been advancing under the cover of air strikes and artillery shelling, reaching the Manbij-Qamishli road about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of the Turkish border.

Turkey said it aims to push back the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which it considers terrorists for its links to a decades-long Kurdish insurgency within its own borders.

The YPG is a main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The UN estimated the number of displaced at 100,000 since Wednesday, saying markets, schools and clinics were also closed.

Aid agencies warned of a humanitarian crisis, with nearly a half-million people at risk in northeastern Syria.

++PLEASE NOTE EDIT INCLUDES FOOTAGE OF INJURED, WHICH SOME CLIENTS MAY FIND DISTURBING++

Hassakeh - 11 October 2019

1. Ambulance arriving at al-Shaab Hospital ++NIGHT SHOT++

2. Doctors treating injured person

3. Various of wounded man who survived an air strike, according to hospital staff

4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr. Mohammed Said, Director of al-Shaab Hospital:

"We are receiving all the critical cases that come from Ras al-Ayn. Those who are under the brutal Turkish shelling and air strikes. They have been brought here by the military committees or by ambulances. Most of these injured are suffering from serious wounds and we take them immediately to the emergency room."

5. Various of nurse administering an intravenous drip

6. Various of patients in bed

7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr. Mohammed Said, Director of al-Shaab Hospital:

"The number of injured people are massive. This includes children, women and the elderly, and there are still people who remain in Ras al-Ayn and are suffering."

8. Corridor of the hospital

9. Patient laying in bed outside the hospital ++NIGHT SHOT++

10. People and patients walking by the hospital's entrance ++NIGHT SHOT++

11. Wide of al-Shaab Hospital ++NIGHT SHOT++

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Summary: Syrian city of Kobani during Turkish offensive
Story No: efe004486
Source: Agencia EFE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 04:01 PM
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Suruç, Turkish-Syrian border, Oct 12 (EFE), (Camera: Ilya U. Topper).- "Nobody likes the Kurds" is a commonly-heard lament in the streets of Suruç, a town in the Turkish province of Sanliurfa just a couple of kilometers from Kobane, which lies on the Syrian side of the border. Suruç is Kurdish territory. Here, practically nobody speaks Turkish in the cafes. The town was chosen by the Turkish Army as one of its launchpads in the offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northeastern Syria, an operation that began Wednesday. FOOTAGE OF SURUÇ.

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Turkey Syria Smoke 2
Title:
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Summary: Smoke over Syria town 'seized' by Turkey military
Story No: 4234463
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 01:49 PM
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Turkey on Saturday said its military had taken central Ras al-Ayn, a key border town in northeastern Syria, and the most significant gain since it launched a cross-border operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

The Defence Ministry tweeted that the town's residential centre had been "taken under control through the successful operations in the east of the Euphrates (River)".

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, confirmed that Turkish troops had entered the town, but said fighting was still ongoing.

The Turkish military and allied Syrian opposition forces have been advancing in villages around Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad, under the cover of Turkish artillery and some air strikes.

Ceylanpinar, overlooking Ras al-Ayn - 12 October 2019

1. Various of smoke columns rising over Ras al-Ayn after bombardments

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Syria US Troops 2
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Summary: US military convoy on the move in northern Syria
Story No: 4234459
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 01:17 PM
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US military vehicles were seen travelling early on Saturday along a motorway in northern Syria which leads to the Iraqi border.

It is common for US troops to send and receive equipment from the Iraqi side as well as carry out rotations.

The convoy's movement came amidst Turkey's continued offensive into northern Syria.

Turkey on Saturday said its military had taken central Ras al-Ayn, a key border town in northeastern Syria.

It's Turkey's most significant gain since its cross-border operation began against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Ein Issa - 12 October 2019

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1. Various of US troops in armoured vehicles travelling to a border crossing with Iraq

2. Driving shot of road passing under signs reading (Arabic) "Qamishli, Hassakeh"

3. Various of US troops in armoured vehicles on the road

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Locations: Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Middle East , Syria , United States , North America
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Turkey Akcakale Damage
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Summary: Turkey border town hit by mortar fire from Syria
Story No: 4234442
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 10:40 AM
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A mortar fired from northeastern Syria hit a house in the Turkish border town of Akcakale on Saturday.

The owners of the house weren't home at the time of the attack and nobody was hurt.

Turkey said its military offensive has taken central Ras al-Ayn, a key border town in northeastern Syria, and its most significant gain since its cross-border operation began against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Akcakale - 12 October 2019

1. Various exteriors of damaged house hit by a mortar

2. Various of remains of mortar which hit the house

3. Various interiors showing damage to the house

4. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Halil Tokak, neighbourhood chief:

"A mortar fell into Abdulhakim Oruc's house in Suleymansah neighbourhood's Kizilay street. It pierced through three walls and turned the house into ruin. Thank God the children are not here. We sent the kids from here to the village. Thank God we don't have problems right now, there is only damage in the house."

5. Various interiors showing damage to the house

6. Turkish flag hanging from a house in Akcakale

7. Wide of Akcakale

8. A child stands on the side of the road as a truck carrying a tank passes by

9. Various of tanks carried by trucks, people cheering

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Turkey Syria Ras al Ayn
Title:
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Summary: Smoke rises over Ras al-Ayn after bombardment
Story No: 4234439
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 09:57 AM
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Turkey on Saturday said it had taken control of central Ras al-Ayn, a key border town in northeastern Syria, in its most significant gain since it launched a cross-border operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

  

The Turkish Defence Ministry tweeted that the residential centre of the town had been "taken under control through the successful operations in the east of the Euphrates (River)".

  

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, confirmed Turkish troops had entered the town, but added that fighting was still ongoing.

Ceylanpinar, overlooking Ras al-Ayn - 12 October 2019

1. Smoke rises over outskirts of town, AUDIO bombardment, camera pans right to smoke billowing over town

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Syria Ras al Ayn Fighting
Title:
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Summary: Turkey-backed FSA battles Kurdish SDF in Syria
Story No: 4234434
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 09:10 AM
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Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces reached a strategic highway in northeastern Syria on Saturday as Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters entered its fourth day, Turkey's official news agency reported.

Anadolu said the forces arrived at the M-4 highway which connects the towns of Manbij and Qamishli, just south of the Turkish border.

Fighters of the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army have joined Turkey's incursion against Kurdish forces and were seen launching an offensive against positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the border town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces captured much of northeastern Syria from the Islamic State group with close US military support, but are considered terrorists by Ankara due to their links to the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey.

++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: UPDATED SHOTLIST++

Ras al-Ayn area - 11 October 2019

1. Turkish-backed fighters of the Free Syrian Army firing heavy machine gun at Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

2. Smoke billows from village held by Syrian Democratic Forces

3. Fighters from the Free Syrian Army firing heavy machine gun at Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

4. Free Syria Army fighters getting into armoured personnel carrier, vehicle then moves away

5. Various of Free Syrian Army fighters preparing their weapons

6. Various of Free Syrian Army fighters walking UPSOUND (Arabic) "We opened fire at them with 23 millimetre machine guns."

7. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army seated on back of truck

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Organisations: Free Syrian Army
Locations: Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Middle East , Syria
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Turkey Syria Convoy
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Summary: Convoy of Turkey troops heads to border with Syria
Story No: 4234424
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 07:56 AM
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More Turkish troops and military vehicles were seen moving towards the border with Syria on Saturday, as Turkey continued its offensive in the north of the neighbouring country.

The Turkish forces have been facing fierce resistance from US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters, as international criticism of the campaign continued to intensify.

Kurdish fighters have been waging intense battles against the advancing Turkish troops that are seeking to take control of two major towns along the Turkish-Syrian border, according to reports from the area.

Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters to be terrorists linked to a Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey and says the offensive is a counterterrorism operation necessary for its own national security.

Akcakale - 12 October 2019

1. Various of trucks carrying military armoured vehicles and buses carrying Turkish troops driving towards the Turkey-Syria border

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Turkey Syria Border
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Summary: Turkey border view of smoke rising over Ras al-Ayn
Story No: 4234431
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/12/2019 08:54 AM
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Plumes of smoke rose from the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn on Saturday as Turkey continued its offensive in northern Syria.

Turkish forces faced fierce resistance on Friday from US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters, but its defence ministry said the operation was progressing successfully.

The White House authorised the US Treasury to impose new, expanded authority to sanction the Turkish government if it goes too far in its incursion in northeastern Syria.

The Syrian Kurdish forces are Washington's partner on the ground to fight the Islamic State group, but are considered terrorists by Ankara due to their links to a Kurdish insurgency at home.

Turkey said the offensive was a counterterrorism operation necessary for its own national security.

Ceylanpinar, overlooking Ras al-Ayn - 12 October 2019

1. Various of plumes of smoke in the area of Ras al-Ayn

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US Trump Departure
Title:
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Summary: Trump on red line with Turkey: 'We'll see'
Story No: 4234386
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 10:14 PM
People: Donald Trump , Rudolph Giuliani
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President Donald Trump said his administration is looking into reports there has been an explosion near an outpost where U.S. troops are located in northern Syria.

Speaking to reporters outside the White House as he left for a rally in Louisiana, Trump said, "We'll take a look at it."

A U.S. official said a projectile landed near the outpost but it wasn't clear who fired it and that no American troops were hurt. The explosion marked the first time a coalition base has come in the line of fire since Turkey launched its offensive into Syria on Wednesday.

Trump said the U.S. "has a very good relationship with Turkey" but warned, "if Turkey does something that it shouldn't be doing, we will put on sanctions, the likes of which very few countries have ever seen before."

Asked what the red line would be for the sanctions to be implemented, Trump said only, "We'll see."

Trump also said the U.S. is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia which he called "a very good ally" which buys "hundreds of billions of dollars worth of merchandise" from the U.S.

He said Saudi Arabia will be paying the U.S. "for everything we're doing to help them."

Earlier, the Pentagon announced the U.S. will send several dozen fighter jets along with other aircraft and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia to help protect the kingdom from Iranian attacks.

Meanwhile, a day after two associates of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani were arrested, the president wouldn't say whether Giuliani is still his lawyer.

Asked that question by reporters, Trump said, "well I don't know. I haven't spoken to Rudy."

Trump also denied knowing anything about the recalled US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

"I just don't know her. She may be a wonderful woman," he said.

Washington DC - 11 October 2019

1. President Trump walks out to talk to press

2. Wide shot of Trump with press on South Lawn

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter) Mr. President, our special forces were bombed today by the Turks. Are we going to take sanctions against the Turks?

Well we'll take a look at it. We'll take a look at it."

4. Wide shot of Trump

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"So Turkey and the Kurds have been fighting for hundreds of years. We are out of there. But we have a tremendous financial strength which I've helped a lot with because our country has become much stronger since I've been president by many trillions of dollars. And if Turkey does something that they shouldn't be doing, we will put on sanctions the likes of which very few countries have ever seen before."

6. Wide shot of Trump

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter) What is the red line Turkey should not cross?

We'll see. We'll see. We have a very good relationship with Turkey. They're a NATO partner, we do a lot of trade with Turkey. But we don't want them killing a lot of people. And you know we have been out of there, we beat ISIS. We knocked the hell out of them. We took 100 percent of the caliphate. We did our job but we have a lot of power financially. I built something here over the last three and a half years. If you take a look. Take a look at what's been happening to the United States over the last almost three years. You take a look at the economic power that we've created. We've gone up, in fact the vice premier of China just said, we've gone up trillions of dollars. China's gone down trillions of dollars. If we have to use sanctions we will on Turkey.

(Reporter question on troops to Saudi Arabia)

So we're sending more troops to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a very good ally from the standpoint that we get along with them very well, avery important player in the Middle East. The relationship's been very good and they buy hundreds of billions of dollars worth of merchandise from us not only military equipment. In military equipment about one hundred and ten billion dollars. It's millions of jobs. Now with that being said, we are sending troops and other things to the Middle East to help Saudi Arabia. But are you ready? Saudi Arabia at my request has agreed to pay us for everything we're doing. That's a first. But Saudi Arabia and other countries to now, but Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay us for everything we're doing to help them. And we appreciate that."

8. Cutaway of press

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter) Is Rudy Giuliani still your personal attorney?

Well I don't know, I haven't spoken to Rudy. I spoke to him yesterday briefly. He's a very good attorney and he has been my attorney, yes."

10. Wide shot of Trump

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter: inaudible about Marie Yovanovitch)

Well she may be a wonderful woman. I don't know her. But she, she may be very much a wonderful woman. If you remember the phone call I had with the president, the new president, he didn't speak favorably but I just don't know her. She may be a wonderful woman."

12. Trump walks away

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Organisations: Saudi Arabian armed forces, Saudi Arabia government
Locations: Middle East , United States , North America , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Saudi Arabia , District of Columbia
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Turkey Erdogan
Title:
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Summary: Erdogan: Turkey won't step back from Syria offensive
Story No: 4234366
Source: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 07:00 PM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country "will not take a step back" from its offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces.

In a speech in Ankara on Friday, Erdogan said the Turkish military would continue the operation until Syrian Kurds were pushed away from the border and a so-called "safe zone" was created.

Ankara wants to settle 2 million Syrian refugees, mainly Arabs, in the zone.

The zone would also end the Kurds' autonomy in the area and put much of their population under Turkish control.

Turkey has been threatening the offensive for months, saying it would not allow a de facto state run by the Kurdish forces, which has links to an outlawed group considered a terror organisation by Turkey and the United States.

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL

Ankara - 11 October 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President: ++OVERLAID WITH CUTAWAYS++

"We will not stop the step we have taken against the PYD (Democratic Union Party) and YPG (People's Protection Units) which not even the Syrian regime accepts. We will not stop no matter what anyone says. (applause) Threats are coming from the left and right, right now, for us to stop this. I've told Mr. (US President) Trump and others, too. If you're going to stop this, stop it. But you haven't stopped it so we'll take matters into our own hands. We won't take a step back and we will continue this fight until all the terrorists are driven further south from the 32 kilometre border, as Mr. Trump says, they will leave this area."

++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++

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Organisations: Turkey government
Locations: Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Middle East , Syria , Ankara
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Syria Fighting 2
Title:
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Summary: Airstrikes and machine gun fire in Ras al-Ayn
Story No: 4234363
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 06:45 PM
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Airstrikes and machine gun fire could be heard in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn near the border with Turkey on Friday.

Syrian Democratic Forces and People's Protection Units fighters were seen gathering inside the empty market.

Civilians were fleeing the area through the closed shops and the streets of Ras al-Ayn looked abandoned.

Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria began on Wednesday after US troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurdish forces, long time allies of US.

Turkey says it intends to create a "safe zone" that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to two million Syrian refugees.

The Turkish invasion has been widely condemned around the world.

Ras al-Ayn - 11 October 2019

1. Various of smoke rising from Ras al-Ayn with UPSOUND: explosion

2. SDF and YPG fighters walking inside the market UPSOUND: gunfire

3. Various of SDF and YPG fighters gathering inside the market of Ras al-Ayn

4. Close of SDF and YPG fighters carrying American weapons

5. Various of civilian people fleeing through the market

6. SDF and YPG fighters walking into the market in Ras al-Ayn

7. A passing pick up truck carrying fighters

8. Fighters inside the market in Ras al-Ayn

9. An armoured vehicle parked inside the market

10 A fighter holding two guns

11. Various of female fighters arriving in the market inside Ras al-Ayn

12. Pan of a female fighter carrying an American weapon

13. Various of fighters inside the market

14. Wide shot of the empty streets of Ras al-Ayn

15. Wide of the entry street to the market in Ras al-Ayn

16. Smoke rises behind a mosque in the market

17. Fighters inside the empty market of Ras al-Ayn

18. An old woman carrying her belongings and escaping

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US White House Mnuchin
Title:
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Summary: US threatens 'powerful' sanctions against Turkey
Story No: 4234361
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 06:30 PM
People: Steven Mnuchin
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The White House is putting Turkey on notice that it could face new "powerful sanctions" and the US will "shut down the Turkish economy" if Ankara goes too far in its incursion against the Kurds in northern Syria.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told White House reporters on Friday that the US hopes it will not have to use its new, expanded sanctions authority that Trump is authorizing.

Trump has been criticized for pulling back U.S. forces from northern Syria before Turkey's offensive this week into Syria to push against Kurdish forces it sees as terrorists. The U.S. backed the Kurdish forces that were the ground forces against Islamic State fighters and guard thousands in detention centers.

Mnuchin said it's important that Turkey not allow a "single" IS fighter to escape.

Washington, DC - 11 October 2019

1. us Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walks into White House briefing room

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary:

"So I just met with President Trump and he has authorized and will be signing a new executive order giving the Treasury Department in consultation with himself and Secretary (of State Mike) Pompeo very significant new sanctions authorities that can be targeted at any person associated with the government of Turkey, any portion of the government. This will be both primary sanctions and secondary sanctions that will be applicable. The president is concered about the ongoing military offensive and potential targeting of civilians, civilian infrastructure, ethnic or religious minorities and also the president wants to make very clear it is imperative that Turkey not allow even a single ISIS fighter to escape. Again I want to emphasize at this point, we are not activating the sanctions. But as the president has said, he will provide very significant authorities based upon the continuing efforts. So he will be signing this, they will be active, we will be working in consultation with the Department of Defense and Department of State to monitoring this very quickly. We are putting financial institutions on notice that they should be careful and that there could be sanctions. Again there are no sanctions at this time but this will be the broadest executive authorities delegated to us."

3. Wide cutaway of Mnuchin

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary:

"These are very powerful sanctions. We hope we don't have to use them but we can shut down the Turkish economy if we need to."

5. Wide cutaway of Mnuchin briefing reporters

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Syria Fighters 2
Title:
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Summary: Fighters from US-allied force SDF in Syria
Story No: 4234348
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 05:12 PM
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Turkey has launched an offensive into northeastern Syria, unleashing air strikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who control the region.

They pushed deeper into Syria on Friday, the third day of the offensive.

Fighters from the US-allied force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) could be seen in the border town of Ras al-Ayn and its vicinity.

SDF fighters were seen walking along frontlines and preparing their weapons for more confrontation.

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Ras al-Ayn - 11 October 2019

1. Various of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walking

2. Various of Syrian Democratic Forces aiming their weapons

3. Various of Syrian Democratic Forces preparing their weapons

4. Various of smoke rising from Tal Tamr near Ras al-Ayn

5. Various of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walking

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Turkey Syria Fighters
Title:
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Summary: Turkish-backed Syrian fighters head to border
Story No: 4234342
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 04:43 PM
People: Donald Trump
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Vehicles carrying Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters drove towards the Turkey-Syria border on Friday and crossed into the Tal Abyad area.

Turkish forces pushed deeper into northeastern Syria on Friday, the third day of Ankara's offensive against US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Turkey said it captured more Kurdish-held villages in the border region, while a camp for displaced residents about 12 kilometers (seven miles) from the frontier was evacuated after artillery shells landed nearby amid intense clashes.

As casualties mounted, international criticism of the campaign intensified and thousands of civilians fled the violence.

Aid agencies have warned of a humanitarian crisis, with nearly a half-million people at risk near the border.

US President Donald Trump cleared the way for Turkey's air and ground assault after he pulled American troops from their positions near the border, drawing swift bipartisan criticism that he was endangering regional stability and abandoning Syrian Kurdish forces that brought down the Islamic State group in Syria.

Akcakale - 11 October 2019

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1. Various of Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters driving down road towards the Syrian border to cross into Tal Abyad

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Syria US Troops
Title:
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Summary: US troops on patrol near Tal Abyad in Syria
Story No: 4234324
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 03:06 PM
People: Donald Trump
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US troops have conducted a military patrol in northeastern Syria a few kilometres (miles) from the town of Tal Abyad where Turkey is carrying out airstrikes as part of a military operation in Syria.

US troops had pulled out from the border area near Tal Abyad earlier this week ahead of the Turkish invasion.

The patrol Friday was their first visible deployment since the Turkish operation began on Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump has said the estimated 1,000 troops in Syria were not in harm's way.

Five armoured personnel carriers were seen moving from the western countryside of Ein Issa in the direction of Tal Abyad on Friday.

A US official said the patrols never stopped but that they avoided areas that have active combat operations.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told reporters that the patrols were not in support of operations by the US-allied Syrian Kurdish forces against Turkey.

Tal Abyad - 11 October 2019

1. Various of US military armoured vehicles position

2. US personnel on standby

3. Various of US military armoured vehicles position

4. Wide of road with a sign reading (English/Arabic) "Tal Abyad"

5. US military armoured vehicles

6. Wide of US soldier walking

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People: Donald Trump
Organisations: Syrian armed forces, Syria government, United States military, United States government
Locations: Syria , Middle East , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey
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Turkey Funeral
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Summary: Funeral for baby killed on Turkey-Syria border
Story No: 4234293
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/11/2019 12:12 PM
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A funeral was held Friday for a nine-month-old baby who Turkish officials say was killed after mortars were fired from Kurdish-held northern Syria into Turkish border towns.

Turkish officials said Thursday that the baby, named as Mohammed Omar Saar, and a Turkish civil servant were killed in the mortar shelling.

Speaking Friday at the funeral held in the border town of Akcakale, the town's mayor said the baby was 10 months old.

There was no immediate way of reconciling the baby's age.

The governor's office of Sanliurfa province said in a statement Thursday the baby was of Syrian nationality.

It said 46 people were wounded in the rocket and mortar attacks.

Turkish forces pushed deeper into northeastern Syria on Friday, the third day of Ankara's cross-border offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters that has set off another mass displacement of civilians and met with widespread criticism from the international community.

At least six civilians, including the baby, were reported killed in Turkey and seven civilians have been killed in Syria since Ankara this week launched the air and ground operation into Syria's northeast.

Akcakale - 11 October 2019

1. Various of funeral ceremony for baby boy, Mohammed Omar Saar

2. Various of mourners carrying coffin draped in Turkish flag

3. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Mehmet Yalcinkaya, Akcakale mayor:

"A 10-month-old baby. The West should be ashamed. Those who feed terrorism should be ashamed. Those providing logistical support should be ashamed. This area is an island of peace, Akcakale, Harran, Urfa and Tal Abyad on the other side, in Syria. For 100 years no terror organization has been nourished here or blossomed here."

4. Crowds chanting 'Damn the PKK' (outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party)

5. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Mehmet Yalcinkaya, Akcakale mayor:

"Life is normal in Akcakale, life goes on as usual. There's nothing to be afraid of, beware of. And God willing everything will go back to normal soon. Syrians will return to the safe zone and God willing everything here will be even better than before."

6. Crowds chanting (Turkish) 'God is great!'

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TURKEY SYRIA
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Summary: 277 Syrian kurdish militants are dead, injured or captured, Turkey says
Story No: efe004435
Source: Agencia EFE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 09:28 AM
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Akçakale, Turkey, Oct. 11 (EFE), (Image: Ilya U. Topper).-The Turkish Army has "neutralized" 277 members of the Kurdish militias since the start of the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the Turkish Minister of National Defense said in a statement on Friday.   FOOTAGE OF THE BOMBINGS.

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Syria Fighters
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Summary: Syrian Kurdish fighters prepare near Turkey border
Story No: 4234243
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Date: 10/11/2019 08:26 AM
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Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn were preparing for more confrontations on Thursday - the day before Turkish forces pushed deeper into northeastern Syria.

The fighters, brandishing insignia of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, were seen near the border, which is predominantly Kurdish and is one of the few main urban centers under the Kurdish-led administration.

At least six civilians in Turkey and seven in Syria have been killed since Turkey launched the air and ground operation into Syria's northeast on October 9, after US President Donald Trump opened the way by pulling American troops from their positions near the border alongside their Kurdish allies.

Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters terrorists linked to a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey and says the offensive is necessary for national security.

Ras al-Ayn, Syria - 10 October 2019

++DAY SHOTS++

1. Various of YPG (People's Protection Units) fighters taking position by a wall

2. YPG fighters on back of truck

3. Close of YPG flag

4. Various of YPG fighters by armoured vehicle

Ras al-Ayn, Syria - 10 October 2019

++DUSK SHOTS++

5. Armoured vehicle leaving

6. Man standing in front of armoured vehicle

7. Various of YPG fighter on armoured vehicle's gun turret

8. Close of YPG fighter's armour and weapon

9. Vehicles driving away

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Turkey Syria Border 2
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Summary: Turkish artillery fires across border into Syria
Story No: 4234237
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Date: 10/11/2019 07:40 AM
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Turkey's Defence Ministry says a Turkish soldier has been killed during action in Syria - Turkey's first military fatality in Ankara's cross-border offensive, now into its third day.

The ministry said Friday that three soldiers were wounded.

It didn't provide details.

Separately, the ministry said 49 more "terrorists" were "neutralised" in the incursion, in reference to Syrian Kurdish fighters.

It said the total number of Kurdish fighters killed in the incursion now numbers 277.

Those numbers could not be independently verified.

Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters terrorists linked to a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey and has launched an invasion into northeastern Syria this week.

Ankara says the offensive is necessary for national security.

There have been civilian casualties on both sides: six civilians in Turkey and seven in Syria.

Akcakale - 11 October 2019

1. Various of Turkish military shelling Syrian side of border

2. Various of Tal Abyad, Syria, as seen from Turkish side of the border, smoke rising

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Greece NATO
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Summary: NATO chief urges Turkey to show 'restraint' in Syria
Story No: 4234182
Source: ERT POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 07:29 PM
People: Jens Stoltenberg
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Athens - 10 October 2019

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1. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shaking hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

2. Various of meeting

3. Various of roundtable

4. Mitsotakis and Stoltenberg at news conference

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General:

"I have stated that I count on Turkey to show restraint and to ensure that their actions in northern Syria are measured and proportionate and avoid even more human suffering. We have to remember that we need to continue to stand together in our common fight against a common enemy which is ISIS."  

6. Cutaway of news conference

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General:

"Greece is on the frontline. You are hosting tens of thousands of migrants and refugees. NATO's deployment in the Aegean Sea has helped to curb dangerous human smuggling. NATO ships are there to help Greek and Turkish authorities and the EU border agency Frontex, in their efforts to cut the lines of illegal migration."

8. Cutaway of news conference

9. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek Prime Minister:

"It is clear that the solution in Syria must be a political solution and unilateral actions do not help in heading toward that direction. On the contrary, the country (Syria) has been deeply traumatised by an eight year long civil war, leading to the the biggest refugee flows that we have witnessed in recent decades. Such a move (Turkey's offensive) puts in danger a new humanitarian crisis and makes finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis even more difficult."

10. Mitsotakis and Stoltenberg shaking hands

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged Turkey to show "restraint" as the country continued its offensive in northeastern Syria.

In a news conference in Athens on Thursday, Stoltenberg called on Turkey to ensure its actions in the region were "measured and proportionate."

Speaking alongside Stoltenberg, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the offensive, which was launched on Syrian Kurdish forces on Wednesday, would add difficulty in finding a political solution to end Syria's long civil war.

Turkey has pointed to past cross-border mortar attacks by Syrian Kurdish militants as a threat to its national security.

Turkey also said it intends to create a "safe zone" that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to two million Syrian refugees.

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People: Jens Stoltenberg
Organisations: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Turkey government, Greece government
Locations: Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Middle East , Greece , Athens , Syria
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SYRIA CONFLICT
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Summary: 60,000 displaced on Syrian border in Turkish offensive, according to NGOs
Story No: efe004411
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Date: 10/10/2019 05:57 PM
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Sanliurfa (Turkey, 10 oct (EFE).- (Camera: Ilya U. Topper) More than 60,000 people have fled their homes on the Syrian border with Turkey in the last 36 hours amid a Turkish offensive into Kurdish-held areas, an NGO has warned.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that 10,000s of civilians have been forced to flee in the conflict. FOOTAGE OF THE SYRIAN CITY RAS AL AIN TAKEN FROM CEYLANPINAR, IN THE SANLIURFA PROVINCE, TURKEY.

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Iraq Syria Border
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Summary: Iraq-Syria crossing reopens after border shutdown
Story No: 4234159
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Date: 10/10/2019 05:09 PM
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A Syrian border has reopened after it was closed for several hours as tens of thousands of people flee a Turkish offensive.

The crossing into Iraq was shut on the Syrian side on Thursday as a result of overcrowding.

Syrian civilians have been leaving in higher numbers since Turkey launched an assault on Syrian Kurdish forces in the country's north-east on Wednesday, after US troops pulled back from the area.

Many nations have condemned Turkey's offensive, but the country has pointed to past cross-border mortar attacks by Syrian Kurdish militants as a threat to its national security.

Dohuk, Iraq - 10 October 2019

1. Trucks crossing border from Iraq to Syria

2. Wide of border administration building on Syrian side

3. Various of roads leading to border

4. Various of Syrian Kurds in a vehicle

5. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Suad Suliman, Syrian Kurd from Qamishli:

"The situation is not good at all. Last night, they fired rockets at Amuda and Qamishli, and I swear the situation is not good at all."

6. Various of Syrian Kurdish family in vehicle

7. Various of road leading to border

8. Syrian Kurd from Qamishli, Murad Hassan Mohammed walking out of car

9. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Murad Hassan Mohammed, Syrian Kurd from Qamishli:

"Actually, last night and from the afternoon, around 4pm, the shelling started from the Turkish side, and many of the shells were falling very close to us. One person was killed at the station and five or six others were killed in Bashiriya, so, people became scared. There was fear among the people and they started to flee."

10. Close of Mohammed

11. SOUNDBITE (Kurdish) Murad Hassan Mohammed, Syrian Kurd from Qamishli:

"When we came, there were about four lanes of cars on the road and a one kilometre long queue of cars. We arrived at the PYD (Democratic Union Party) checkpoint and they were allowing cars to pass without searches and people were getting out without searches, each heading to a different destination."

12. Border road linking Iraq with Syria

13. Various of Peshkhabour village in Syria, river marking the border

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Syria SDF YPG Fighters
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Summary: SDF and YPG fighters on streets of Darbasiya
Story No: 4234095
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 01:11 PM
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Fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People Protection Units (YPG) were deployed on the streets of Darbasiya, a subdistrict of Ras al Ayin district in Hassaka governorate on Thursday.

The town of Darbasiya was under Turkish bombardment since Wednesday night and on Thursday there were clashes at the edge of the town that is close to the Turkish border.

Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria began on Wednesday after US troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurdish forces, long-term allies of the US.

The Defence Ministry said Turkish jets and artillery struck 181 targets east of the Euphrates River since the incursion started.

Turkey says it intends to create a "safe zone" that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to two million Syrian refugees.

The Turkish invasion is widely condemned around the world.

Darbasiya - 10 October 2019

1. Various of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters unpacking water bottles from a van

2. Pan of SDF and Syrian Kurdish fighters (known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG) fighters inside Darbasiya

3. Various of fighters carrying weapons on the streets of Darbasiya

4. Various of a YPG soldier and his gun

5. Various of fighters standing by a wall in the city

6. Various of fighters walking on the streets of the city with guns

7. Close of walkie-talkie in hands of a YPG fighter

8. Various of SDF and YPG fighters

9. Fighters sitting next to a wall inside the city

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Turkey Erdogan 2
Title:
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Summary: Erdogan claims 109 'terrorists' killed in offensive
Story No: 4234097
Source: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 01:16 PM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on Thursday that 109 "terrorists" had been killed - a reference to the US-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters who for the past years were the main force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.

He did not elaborate, and the reports on the ground did not indicate anything remotely close to such a large number of casualties.

Turkish ground forces seized at least one village from Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as they pressed ahead with their assault for a second day, pounding towns and villages along with border with airstrikes and artillery.

Residents of border areas within Syria scrambled in panic as they tried to get out on foot and in cars, pick-up trucks and motorcycle rickshaws piled with mattresses and belongings.

More than a dozen columns of heavy black smoke, apparently from fires caused by shelling, rose above one border town.

Erdogan also warned the European Union not to call Ankara's incursion into Syria an "invasion," and threatened, as he has in the past, to "open the gates" and let Syrian refugees flood Europe.

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL

Ankara - 10 October 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President:

"Our operations continue in the Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn regions, with all our forces committed. After my speech, I have to leave. This meeting will continue under the chairmanship of Mr. Numan Kurtulmus. The defence minister will also share some information and details. Since the moment the operation started, my dear friends, 109 terrorists have been killed."

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People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Organisations: Turkey government
Locations: Syria , Middle East , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Ankara
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Turkey Syria Wounded
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Summary: Mortars from Syria land in Turkey, injuring at least 2
Story No: 4234089
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Date: 10/10/2019 12:30 PM
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Two mortars fired from Syria have landed in a Turkish town along the border, wounding at least two people.

An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the bombs in Sanliurfa province's border town of Akcakale.

Numerous ambulances rushed to the scene and military vehicles were seen driving past following Thursday's attack.

At least two people were taken to hospitals.

Turkish media said the mortars were fired from the town of Tel Abyad in northeastern Syria.

Syrian Kurdish fighters have struck at least five different Turkish borders towns with dozens of mortars since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive against the group Wednesday.

Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria has been widely condemned, but the country has argued the operation as necessary for its national security.

Akcakale - 10 October 2019

1. People standing over a wounded man, people running after a loud bang, UPSOUND: loud bang

2. Man shouting and yelling, paramedics and medical rescue staff lifting wounded man onto stretcher

3. Paramedics and other people transporting man to ambulance

4. Pan left from ambulance to military vehicle

5. Ambulance, other vehicles driving away, stationary military vehicle

6. Military vehicle driving, officials jumping over a roadblock

7. Various of damaged building

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Turkey Syria Border 2
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Summary: Explosion smoke rises over Turkey-Syria border
Story No: 4234086
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Date: 10/10/2019 12:14 PM
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A Kurdish news agency and a war monitor say Turkish troops have bombarded a convoy of vehicles taking residents of the northern city of Raqqa to a border town, inflicting casualties among them.

The Kurdish Hawar news agency said the Thursday's attack on the road leading to the border town of Tal Abyad killed three people and wounded several others.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Turkish airstrike occurred when a convoy carrying a tribal leader reached the entrance of Tal Abyad. It said several people were wounded but that no one was killed.

Such contradictions in casualties' figures are common in the aftermath of attacks.

Turkish troops have been bombarding the town of Tal Abyad since the start of their ground offensive against Kurdish fighters on Wednesday.

Akcakale, Turkey - 10 October 2019

1. Various of explosions and black and white plumes of smoke rising in Tal Abyad, Syria, filmed from Akcakale across the Turkish border

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Turkey Erdogan
Title:
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Summary: Erdogan: EU shouldn't call Syria operation 'invasion'
Story No: 4234074
Source: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 11:36 AM
People: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union not to call Ankara's incursion into Syria an "invasion" and renewed his threat of letting Syrian refugees flood Europe.

Erdogan spoke to ruling party officials in Ankara on Thursday, saying Turkey was seeking to prevent the creation of a "terror state" along its border with Syria.

He reiterated an earlier statement that Turkey could "open the gates" for an influx of Syrian migrants to Europe.

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE POOL

Ankara - 10 October 2019

1. Wide of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to ruling party officials

2. Mid of ruling party officals listening

3. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President: ++WITH CUTAWAY OF AUDIENCE APPLAUDING++

"And now we've started Operation Peace Spring, which we believe will be successful with God's help and with the heroism of our security forces. (applause) Friends, as was the case in other (military) operations, the aim of Operation Peace Spring is to contribute to Syria's territorial integrity and political unity."

4. Cutaway audience applauding

5. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President:

"Hey, European Union, if you attempt to label our operations as an invasion, then it's simple: we will open our borders and send 3.6 million refugees your way."

6. Audience applauding

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Locations: Ankara , Turkey , Western Europe , Europe , Turkey , Middle East , Syria
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Turkey Syria Border
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Summary: Explosions in northern Syria, seen from Turkey
Story No: 4234062
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/10/2019 10:39 AM
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Plumes of smoke rose from the border town of Tal Abyad in Syria as Turkey's Defense Ministry said Turkish ground troops continued their advance against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria began on Wednesday after US troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurdish forces, long been allied with the US

The ministry said Turkish jets and artillery struck 181 targets east of the Euphrates River since the incursion started.

Turkey says it intends to create a "safe zone" that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to two million Syrian refugees.

The Turkish invasion is widely condemned around the world.

Akcakale, Turkey - 10 October 2019

1. Various of white plumes of smoke rising in Tal Abyad, Syria, filmed from Akcakale across the Turkish border

2. Various of building in Tal Abyad with a Syrian Kurdish flag

3. Various of Tal Abyad

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Syria Turkey Fighters
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Summary: Free Syrian Army joins Turkish operation in Syria
Story No: 4234040
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 10/10/2019 08:59 AM
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Turkish-backed Syrian forces from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Wednesday joined the Turkish incursion against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

Overnight footage showed FSA fighters preparing for the battle and firing mortars near the town of Azaz.

Turkey launched the military operation on Wednesday in northeastern Syria after US forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

The move came days after US President Donald Trump abruptly announced that US troops would step aside to allow for a Turkish push into Syria.

Turkey's Defense Ministry said Turkish jets and artillery had struck 181 targets east of the Euphrates River since the incursion started.

Turkey says it intends to create a "safe zone" that would push Kurdish militia away from its border and eventually allow the repatriation of up to two million Syrian refugees.

At least seven civilians and three members of the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the Turkish bombardment, Kurdish activists and a Syria war monitor said.

Near Azaz - 9 October 2019

1. Various of members of the Free Syrian Army firing mortars

++NIGHT SHOTS++

2. Various of members of the Free Syrian Army preparing mortar rounds

3. Member of the Free Syrian Army adjusting a mortar

4. Close of mortar rounds

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Turkey Syria Shelling
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Summary: Turkish shells strike Syrian town of Tal Abyad
Story No: 4233991
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/09/2019 09:40 PM
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Turkey's artillery hit the Syrian town of Tal Abyad as shelling continued into the night on Wednesday.

Flames from extensive bombing and war planes were seen from Akcakale, a Turkish town bordering Syria.

According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a husband and wife and their child as well as another man in the village outside of Tal Abyad were killed by the airstrikes.

Turkey wants to create what it calls a "safe zone" in a stretch of territory along its southern border with Syria that is currently controlled by Syrian Kur