Turkey ramps up its military offensive along the border

Turkey says it has captured a key Syrian border town as funerals are held for victims killed in the attack.
2:41 | 10/13/19

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Turkey says it captured a key Syrian border town. Video has emerged showing disturbing images of kurdish prisoners being publicly executed. Ian Pannell is reporting for us from the syrian/turkish border. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. Look at the scene behind me. These are just some of the 11,000 young men and women killed by ISIS. They were our allies. They fought and died protecting their homeland, but also our homeland. Now some of the biggest fears of what would happen after U.S. Troops pulled out are coming to pass. Breaking news for you. We just learned the 250 ISIS prisoners, 700 people in total, have escaped from a nearby refugee camp prompting fears that ISIS is making a comeback. This morning Turkey's brutal assault on u.s.-backed kurdish troops enters a new and bloody phase. In its fifth day Turkey continues its relentless push into Syria. This video obtained by "The new York Times" appears to show kurdish prisoners lying on the ground moments before they're executed. This video tweeted by the same turkish-backed militants appears to show more kurdish fighters, the conflict taking a sectarian turn. This Syrian hospital overflowing with burned and broken bodies. Tearful mourners paying respects to lives lost burying victims as the body count grows reportedly into the hundreds. Thousands of people have come out on to the streets to commemorate the people they feel are martyrs. These are young fighters killed defending their homeland from Turkey. The kurdish Syrian defense forces desperately calling on U.S. Allies to close U.S. Air space to Turkish war planes. President releasing money in aid to protect the people. The sdf confirming to ABC news its commander has told the U.S. If it won't stop the Turkish attack the sdf will turn to Russia for help. Whit, I can tell you, there are more gruesome videos online including the road side assassination of a leading female kurdish politician who was unarmed. The Turks are accused of sectarian violence. They're raising fears of what we're witnessing is ethnic cleansing here. Whit?

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