Turkish artillery pounded the town and the surrounding area - REUTERS
Turkish artillery pounded the town and the surrounding area – REUTERS

Turkey claimed its forces had seized control of the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain town on Saturday, as the country’s offensive against a Kurdish militia in the region entered its fourth day.

“As a result of successful operations within the scope of Operation Peace Spring, the town of Ras al-Ain to the east of the Euphrates has been brought under control,” the Turkish defence ministry wrote on Twitter.

But Kurdish authorities denied the town had fallen to the Turks, saying fighting was continuing.

“Ras al-Ain is still resisting and clashes…



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