Pigeons fly over a devastated part of the Bab Dreib neighborhood in the old city of Homs, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria.Erdogan Monday accused the United States of creating an "army of terror" in Syria along the border with Turkey, and vowed to crush the U.S.-backed border force.Turkey has sent reinforcements to its border in recent weeks and Erdogan said this week that Turkish troops were already firing artillery at Afrin from the border.Speaking to reporters after his speech to party legislators, Erdogan said Turkey would conduct the operation in Afrin with Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.Asked whether he planned to discuss the Kurdish-led border force with U.S. President Donald Trump, Erdogan said he had no plans to call the U.S. leader.
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