Turkey boosting military presence along border near Syria's Afrin

Turkey is steadily increasing its troop presence near the Kurdish-held border town of Afrin.

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    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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