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In Syria's Afrin, locals mobilise to defend hometown against Turkey

Ammunition belts slung over their shoulders, voices cracking from the chanting, dozens of young Syrian Kurds amassed in Afrin's town square to enlist in the "resistance" movement against a Turkish-backed assault. They wore mismatched military gear, some in jeans and others with scarves wrapped around their faces. A few admitted it was the first time they had ever touched a weapon, but said they felt compelled to defend their hometown.
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