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Turkey Launches Major U.S.-Backed Ground and Air Incursion Inside Syria

TEL AVIV – Backed up by U.S. drones and American military advisers, Turkey on Wednesday launched a major military incursion across the border into neighboring Syria, deploying special operations ground forces and tanks while simultaneously launching airstrikes targeting Islamic State strongholds.

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Turkey Backs Down from Claiming Wedding Bomber Was a Child

The Turkish government has been stepping back from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s claim that the suicide bomber who killed 54 people at a Kurdish wedding on Saturday, many of them children, was a child aged 12 to 14 himself.

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - AUGUST 21: People perform prayer for their relatives after the terrorist attack which is held during a marriage ceremony at Sahinbey district of Gaziantep, at Yesilkent Cemetery in Gaziantep, Turkey on August 21, 2016. At least 50 people died after the explosion. (Photo by Ensar Ozdemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty …