FAST FIVE: Erdogan Threatens Large Syria Ground Operation "As Soon As Possible"

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“We have been bearing down on terrorists for a few days with our planes, cannons and guns,” Erdogan said in a Tuesday speech.

We believe this is Turkey's legitimate right,” a fresh statement from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “At the same time, we call on all parties to refrain from steps that could lead to the destabilization of the overall situation,” he added.

The Pentagon still has hundreds of special forces embedded with Syrian Kurdish militias (the SDF) throughout northeast Syria.

In Syria, the main Kurdish militia group, People's Defense Units denied any links to the suspect.

The group maintained that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was trying to gather international support for his plans to launch a new incursion into northern Syria ahead of next year's elections.

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