Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท increases military presence along border near Syria’s Afrin ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ

The Turkish army is steadily increasing its presence along a stretch of the Syrian border around the northern city of Afrin. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been threatening to attack Afrin - controlled by the Syrian Kurdish armed group YPG - for almost a week.

Turkish troops are present inside Syria on its southern edge and to the east are Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, so Afrin is effectively surrounded.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Antakya in Turkey, near the Syrian border.

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Source: Al Jazeera English, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vjbAZGEaU
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