Turkey’s Army Drives Deeper Into Syria as Latest Truce Frays

  • Erdogan directs troops toward ISIS bastion 30 km from border
  • Clashes also loom with Kurds; Russia remains long-term rival

Turkish army tanks and armored personnel carriers move toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, on Aug. 25, 2016.

Photographer: Halit Onur Sandal/AP Photo

Behind their dirt embankments on the frontier with Syria, Turkish soldiers take refuge from the scorching sun in the shade of pine trees. A pile of shells sits beside them on the road, ready for action.

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