Here's the latest on the Turkish military offensive in northeast Syria:
- What's happening: Turkey says its offensive is continuing "successfully as planned" in northern Syria, amid reports of airstrikes on towns.
- Why now? The offensive was launched on Wednesday, just days after US President Donald Trump announced that US troops would pull back from the area, prompting a storm of criticism.
- Possible sanctions: Trump said it’s possible he applies tough sanctions on Turkey for its military action in Syria.