Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria’s Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Turkey’s plans to extend the operation a day after Turkish-led forces entered the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria virtually…

The Turkish army and allied Syrian rebel groups reached Saturday afternoon the outskirts of the city of Afrin, stronghold of the YPG Kurdish militia  that Ankara wants to drive out of its border, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Since 20 January, Turkey has been conducting an offensive against the People’s Protection…