Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Turkey warns of wider offensive

In this photo from the Syrian official news agency, people welcome Syrian troops entering the town of Ain Issa on Monday. (SANA/AP)
In this photo from the Syrian official news agency, people welcome Syrian troops entering the town of Ain Issa on Monday. (SANA/AP)
A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter peeks through a hole during clashes Monday in northeastern Syria. (Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter peeks through a hole during clashes Monday in northeastern Syria. (Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke rises Monday from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the sixth day of Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke rises Monday from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the sixth day of Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)
The arrival of forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad to areas once controlled by Syrian Kurdish authorities followed an 11th-hour agreement between the two sides to ward off a Turkish offensive. Syrian state media on Monday published photos of flag-waving troops entering the Syrian Kurdish administrative capital of Ain Issa, on the outskirts of Raqqa.

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