Arab League to hold emergency talks on Turkey's offensive
Following a request by Egypt, the region's foreign ministers will gather in Cairo on October 12 "to discuss Turkish aggression on Syrian territory", Hossam Zaki, the League's assistant secretary-general, said in a statement late on Wednesday.
Backed by Syrian militants, it pushed on with a ground offensive in Tal Abyad, an area under the control of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).
Zaki deemed the offensive "an unacceptable assault on the sovereignty of an Arab member state exploiting its situation... and violating international law".
In another statement earlier on Wednesday, the League warned that the burgeoning attack "could help Daesh (the Islamic State group) regain some of its force".
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