The Syrian Democratic Forces are advancing in the east and west of the "Islamic State" stronghold of Raqqa. A US-led coalition is providing air support, but dozens of civilian casualties are being reported as airstrikes on the Syrian city intensify.
Turkey has remained defiant in the face of international criticism, insisting the military will push forward with its incursion. The UN has warned of an impending humanitarian crisis as thousands flee to safety.
The European Council president has told Turkey not to use refugees to "blackmail" the EU with regards to Syria. Meanwhile, NATO's Jens Stoltenberg was more cautious when meeting the Turkish foreign minister.
A suicide car bomb attack in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed rebels has killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens, a war monitor said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.
Amnesty's inquiry into civilian deaths in modern conflict claimed the US-led coalition killed 1,600 noncombatants in the fight for Raqqa. The figure is five times higher than the toll released by the coalition.
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