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Kurdish demonstrators protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area in Afrin, Syria, at the Russian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive started Saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Lebanese-Kurds take part in a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Lebanese-Kurds hold banners, Kurdish flags and flags of the Kurdish People's Protection (YPG) unit during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Lebanese-Kurds hold banners, Kurdish flags and flags of the Kurdish People's Protection (YPG) unit during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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A Lebanese-Kurdish woman holds a poster reading in Arabic: "Afrin is resisting, what about you?" during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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A Lebanese-Kurd holds a pictures of late 23-year-old Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPJ) fighter Barin Kobani, as they take part in a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. Kobani's mutilated body appeared in a shocking video published last week, prompting accusations by her family and Kurdish officials that she was "defiled" by Turkish-backed rebels. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Lebanese-Kurds hold banners, Kurdish flags and flags of the Kurdish People's Protection (YPG) unit during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Lebanese-Kurds take part in a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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A Kurdish demonstrator flashes victory sign and shouts slogans during a protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area in Afrin, Syria, near the Turkish embassy, in Rabiyeh east of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Arabic placard on the background reads:" No to the international silence toward the aggression on Afrin." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Lebanese army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish demonstrators protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area in Afrin, Syria, at the Russian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive started Saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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A Kurdish demonstrator, drawing on her face the colors of the Kurdish flag with an Arabic word that reads: "Afrin," as she shouts slogans during a protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area in Afrin, Syria, near the Turkish embassy, in Rabiyeh east of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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A Kurdish demonstrator wears pendants showing jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan and a party symbol, during a protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fromthe area of Afrin, Syria, at the Russian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive started Saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Lebanese-Kurds hold posters during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, during a demonstration protesting against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Lebanese-Kurds hold posters and Kurdish flags during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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Lebanese-Kurds hold posters, Kurdish flags and flags of the Kurdish People's Protection unit (YPG)during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
Updated 05 February 2018

Save Afrin: Protesters hit the streets of Beirut against Turkish offensive

Lebanese-Kurds hold banners, Kurdish flags and flags of the Kurdish People’s Protection (YPG) unit during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Aaoukar, north of Beirut, to protest against the ongoing Turkish offensive in the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin on February 5, 2018.
The Turkish offensive started Saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.