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Turkey shelled towns and bombed targets from the air in an operation that has forced more than 60,000 to flee their homes. Turkey says it wants to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias which will also house some of the millions of Syrian refugees it hosts.

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Smoke rises from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.Lefteris Pitarakis/The Associated Press

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Vehicles are seen as people flee Ras al Ain town, Syria.RODI SAID/Reuters

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A woman with a baby sits at a back of a truck as they flee Ras al Ain town, Syria.RODI SAID/Reuters

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Civilians flee with their belongings during Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain.DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Injured Turkish officers are shown after a mortar fired from Syrian area of Tal Abyad landed near a Turkish government building in Akcakale.BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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People run after mortars fired from Syria land in Akcakale, Turkey.Ismail Coskun/The Associated Press

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People help a wounded boy in Akcakale, Turkey as they take cover after mortars fired from Syria.Ismail Coskun/The Associated Press

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Turkey-backed FSA fighters drive toward Syrian town of Tal Abyad from Turkish border town of Akcakale.The Associated Press

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Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters enter Tal Abyad, Syria from Akcakale, Turkey.BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Police use a water cannon to disperse pro-Kurdish demonstrators in Diyarbakir, Turkey.STRINGER/Reuters

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