Clashes are now reportedly ongoing near Tell Abyad. According to several sources, the Turkish “safe-zone” will be 30-40km deep inside Syria’s northeastern region.
The first stage of the attack will likely target the northern Syrian towns of Tell Abyad, Ras al-Ayn and Kobane as well as the area east of the city of Qamishli.
Turkish warplanes have been attacking positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces along the border since the beginning of the operation. According to the France-Press Agency (AFP), the airstrikes and shelling killed at least eight civilians.