Turkish Army soldiers prepare their tanks next to empty shells at a staging area in the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, on the border with Syria, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, started on Saturday, heightening tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict and threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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“Operation Olive Branch” Continues as Turkish Troops Push into Syria

The Turkish offensive on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, is heightening tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict and threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.