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Syria frontline town ‘divides’ US, Turkey

ISTANBUL, Feb 12, (Agencies): A dispute between Turkey and the United States over control of a north Syrian town has put the NATO allies on opposing sides of the conflict’s front line, deepening a diplomatic rift ahead of a visit to Turkey by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This …

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US-led strikes on pro-Assad forces kill 100

BEIRUT, Feb 8, (Agencies): The US-led coalition said Thursday it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria, in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus. The initial attack was carried out by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad …

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‘Turkey, Iran violate international law’

PARIS, Feb 7, (Agencies): France’s foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, leave Syria and said that Turkey and Iran were violating international law through their actions in the country. Speaking on BFM television, Jean-Yves Le Drian also said there were indications Syrian government forces …

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Kuwait anxiety over Syria chemical weapons – Use of artillery on civilians hit

NEW YORK, Feb 6, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN and current Security Council President Mansour Al-Otaibi said it was hoped that the issue of chemical weapons use in Syria would have been closed in 2013 after it was proven to have been the case. In a speech to …

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Iran ‘urges’ Turkey to end offensive in Syria

LONDON, Feb 5, (Agencies): Iran urged Turkey on Monday to stop its military offensive in Syria, saying the operation in the northern Afrin region breached Syrian sovereignty and would increase tension in the war-damaged country. Turkey last month launched an air and ground campaign, dubbed Operation Olive Branch, against the …

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Eight Turkish troops killed … Russian pilot slain – Ankara warns US troops

BEIRUT, Feb 4, (Agencies): Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara’s military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaeda-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then shot and …

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Civilians killed in Turkey offensive – 300 detained for ‘terror propaganda’

AFRIN, Syria, Jan 29, (Agencies): Clashes and air strikes again hit Syria’s border region of Afrin on Monday, with new civilian casualties reported as Turkey pursued an offensive against Kurdish forces. The operation, launched on Jan 20, sees Turkey providing air and ground support to Syrian opposition fighters in an …

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Turks press campaign in Syria

HASSA, Turkey, Jan 28, (AFP): Turkey on Sunday stepped up its offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria for a ninth day, in a campaign that has strained relations with the United States. After several days of poor visibility because of heavy rain and fog, Turkish warplanes and artillery took advantage …

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Turk threat on Manbij … We’re ready: Kurds

ANKARA/BEIRUT, Jan 24, (RTRS): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United States. Turkey’s air and ground operation, now …

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