October 9, 2019 / 8:29 PM / 10 days ago

Kurdish-led SDF repells Turkish ground attack in Syrian town - spokesman

People stand together as they flee Ras al Ain town, Syria October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led force in northeast Syria said it confronted a ground attack by Turkish troops who launched a cross-border operation against it on Wednesday.

“Ground attack by Turkish forces has been repelled by SDF fighters in (Tel Abyad town)...No advance as of now,” Mustafa Bali, spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, said on Twitter.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Sandra Maler

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