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Syria troops and Kurds together fight against Turkish forces

Christian Fernsby |
The Syrian army deployed alongside Kurdish forces on the front line in northern Syria Wednesday.

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In a rare scene in Syria’s eight-year-old civil war, government troops and Kurdish fighters were “fighting together” against Turkey’s Syrian proxies northeast of the town of Ain Issa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based monitor reported “violent clashes” near the M4 highway — a key east-west artery that links the Kurdish heartland in the northeast with Syria’s second city Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast beyond.

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