Turkey-backed forces seize control of Syrian border town as offensive continues

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On Friday, a number of artillery rounds landed a few hundred yards from a US observation post near the Kurdish-controlled city of Kobani, the Pentagon said.

Meanwhile a chorus of U.S. lawmakers and senior officials has been ratcheting up pressure with more comments like this.

Overnight a auto bomb exploded outside a prison in Hasaka in northeast Syria, causing serious damage but no casualties, a statement from security forces in the region said.

Mr Trump has said he does not approve of Turkey's incursion, but hundreds of Kurds rallied outside the White House on Saturday, blaming Trump for exposing Kurds to a Turkish onslaught.

Despite the artillery fire, DeWalt said that all US troops are accounted for with no injuries and have not withdrawn from Kobani.

The Turkish assault has raised worldwide alarm over its mass displacement of civilians and the risk it could trigger a revival of an Islamic State insurgency in Syria, with a heightened possibility of IS militants escaping Kurdish prisons.

Separately on Saturday, thousands of people marched in a number of European cities, including Paris and Berlin, in protest against the Turkish assault.

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"We are fully aware that government which dislike Turkey's advocacy for Palestinians, objections against handing over Jerusalem to occupiers and calling things as we see them -including coups, murders, and the bombardment of civilians in Yemen- do not speak for the Arab world", Altun said.

"In self-defense, reciprocal fire was opened on the terrorist positions of the attack".

"In expectation of the end of this offensive, France has made a decision to suspend all plans to export to Turkey weapons that could be used in this offensive", the joint Saturday statement from the ministries read.

"Before the shooting, all kinds of precautions were taken to prevent damage to the U.S base", a translated version of the statement read.

Trump's move drew worldwide criticism that he was abandoning the Kurds, U.S. allies who had fought in recent years with the Americans to defeat ISIL in northeastern Syria.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday said that Turkey would retaliate if the United States imposed sanctions over its offensive into northeast Syria, according to media reports. "We say this is what happens when a country goes into a war of expansion so callously and rapidly".

"Every kind of precaution was taken so no damage came to the USA base", Akar said.

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Turkey launched airstrikes and ground incursions targeting Kurdish forces along the Turkey-Syria border on Wednesday after Trump announced Sunday - following a call with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - that US troops "will no longer be in the immediate area". Now Trump's cowardice may well result in American blood spilled, as well.

A White House statement announcing the withdrawal of US troops prior to the Turkish offensive said that Turkey would now become responsible for all ISIS fighters in the region-a suggestion that was widely criticized.

The third operation of Turkey in Syria came two days after a phone call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ankara says the objective of its assault it to defeat the Kurdish YPG militia - the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - which it designates as a terrorist group over its links to insurgents in Turkey.

The ministers called for "ending the aggression and the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Turkey from all of Syria's land", the statement said.

The civilian toll on the Turkish side of the border rose to 18, while 30 civilians have been killed on the Syrian side.

In addition to Turkey's assault, Syrian Kurdish forces have the ISIS threat to contend with.

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