Kurdish-led SDF denies Turkey’s capture of Syrian town centre

Reuters | Oct 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM

BEIRUT, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Turkish-backed forces had taken control of the centre of Ras al Ain on Saturday after a senior Turkish security official said the town centre had been seized.

Marvan Qamishlo, an SDF military media official, said Turkish-backed forces had entered one neighbourhood of Ras al Ain, the industrial district, following hours of heavy Turkish shelling that had forced a "tactical retreat" from that area.