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UN Urged to Force Turkey Out of Syria

UN Urged to Force Turkey Out of SyriaUN Urged to Force Turkey Out of Syria

The Syrian government has called on the United Nations to force Turkey to pull its forces out of Syria, state media said on Friday.

Turkey's military shelled Syrian government forces and their allies in northern Syria on Thursday, causing deaths and injuries, SANA reported.

Turkey launched its first major military incursion into Syria in August, deploying tanks and air power in support of militant groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey claims its operation aims to drive the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group from the border and stop Kurdish militias from gaining ground in their wake.

Syria's Foreign Ministry urged the UN secretary-general and Security Council to "force Turkey to withdraw its invasion forces from Syrian land and stop the attacks", SANA said.

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