Turkey will not resume its Syria incursion: report

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HATAY, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 10 : Turkish artilleries and Turkish Armed Forces' armoured military vehicles are being dispatched to support the units at border in Reyhanli district of Hatay, Turkey on September 10, 2018. Hilmi Tunahan Karakaya / Anadolu Agency

Turkey is fully abiding by the agreements it reached with Russia and the US on northeast Syria and is not resuming its military offensive, Russia Today reported, citing Reuters.

Ankara reached separate agreements with Moscow and Washington last month to remove the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia from a swathe of land in northeast Syria bordering Turkey. In return, Turkey stopped its military offensive against the militia.

However, Ankara had previously threatened to launch a new operation if the deal is not kept. A security source said on Monday that Turkey was responding to attacks by the YPG in the region within the scope of self-defense.

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