Erdogan says Manbij and Raqqa in Syria will be target of Turkish offensive

Turkey's military operation in northern Syria will target the town of Manbij, recently liberated from Islamic State by Kurdish-led forces, and the jihadists' stronghold of Raqqa after the town of al-Bab, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
In a speech in Ankara broadcast live, Erdogan said he had informed US President Barack Obama about the plans in a telephone call on Wednesday.
Erdogan also said that the Iraqi region of Sinjar, west of Mosul, was on its way to becoming a new base for Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants and that Turkey would not allow this to happen.
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