Donald Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms

Ankara says military will cross border ‘shortly’, and claims US president gave green light, contradicting US denials The Turkish government has claimed that Donald Trump has handed it the leadership of the military campaign against Isis, and...

Donald Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms

Ankara says military will cross border ‘shortly’, and claims US president gave green light, contradicting US denials

The Turkish government has claimed that Donald Trump has handed it the leadership of the military campaign against Isis, and warned its forces would be crossing into Syria “shortly”.

Kurdish military leaders inside Syria said they were braced for the invasion and claimed there had been an Isis attack on its former stronghold of Raqqa. But reports from the city suggested the attack had been small scale.

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