Residents of the northern Syrian city of Qamishli celebrated the announcement on Sunday, that Syrian troops would be deployed to face the ongoing Turkish military operation in the region.

People can be seen on motorcycles and standing on vehicles, dancing and waving Syrian flags in the streets of Qamishli.

Ankara's military offensive dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring' began on October 9, with the aim of creating a 'safe zone' in north-eastern Syria cleared of Kurdish forces.

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