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Russia says Turkey supplies ISIS via Syrian town of Azaz


Turkey has vowed it will not let the Syrian town of Azaz fall into the hands of Kurdish forces because it lies on a supply route used by Ankara to support ISIS, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Turkey accused Russia on Monday of an “obvious war crime” after missile attacks in northern Syria killed scores of people, and warned the YPG Kurdish militia it would face the “harshest reaction” if it tried to capture Azaz near the Turkish border.

“Some of our partners have literally implored us ‘not to touch’ a corridor which is a bit shorter than 100 kilometers on the Syrian-Turkish border around Azaz,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in official comments, mentioning Washington and its allies also operating in Syria.

“Obviously, this is aimed at ensuring continued


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