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Watch: Military deployment to Syrian southern border continues

Turkey: Turkey's military deployment to its southern border with Syria continued overnight Thursday into Friday, according to a private news agency.

Military deployment to Syrian southern border continues

Video shot by local media showed trucks carrying armoured vehicles driving along the streets of Kilis, one of Turkey's frontier provinces, early on Friday.

The agency said the military convoy was heading to Manbij, a key northern Syrian town held by Kurdish fighters Turkey deems terrorists.

Other video showed excavators en route to the border in the southern Sanliurfa province.

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Turkey has been dispatching military equipment to the border and to a Turkish-held area in northern Syria for weeks and has been threatening to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters, who are allied with the United States in the fight against the Islamic State group.

(With inputs from APTN)

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