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Exchange of fire over the Turkey Syria border

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>> Smoke over a Syrian border town as tension in Turkey spills over. Began shelling both Islamic state fighters in northern Syria and Kurdish YPG militia, trying to oust IS. The Kurds may be on the same side as the US backed campaign against IS in Syria, but Turkey backs Sunni Arab rebels, not the Kurds.
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You see the YPG is an extension of its own Kurdistan insurgency. On Monday, Turkey's prime minister promised to cleanse the border of Islamic State fighters. On Tuesday, a roadside bomb killed two Turkish soldiers and the border with Iraq. Attacks in Eastern Turkey are common specially since the collapse of a ceasefire with the Kurdish Worker's Party or PKK.
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The group declared terrorist organization in Istanbul and Washington. The country is still reeling
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om a suicidal attack on a Kurdish wedding at the weekend. More than 50 people died in what should have been a celebration. No group yet claiming responsibility. President Erdogan quick to say it is the work of IS
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Hooky has been fighting the spillover from Northern Syria since the start of the Civil War and tracking down thousands of people it blames for a failed coup in July.
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