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Turkey-Syria offensive: Russia deploys troops to border

The move is part of a deal agreed by Russia and Turkey to remove Kurdish troops

Russian forces have started to move towards the Turkey-Syria border, as part of a deal to remove Kurdish troops from the area. The agreement was made between Russia and Turkey. Kurdish fighters were given 150 hours to pull back 30km along the border, with Russian troops overseeing the pullback. Turkish troops will continue to control an area they took during a recent offensive against the Kurdish fighters, who Turkey regard as terrorists. We hear reaction from Russians.

Also, the latest from Essex in the south-east of England, where the bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container. The vehicle is believed to have travelled from Bulgaria. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

And we hear from US army soldier Ezra Maes, who cut off his own leg in order to save his crew following a freak tank accident.

(Photo: Russian soldiers walk past a Russian military police armoured vehicle at a position in the northeastern Syrian city Kobane. Credit: AFP via Getty Images)

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