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Turkey will attack second Syria town

ISTANBUL, March 25, (Agencies): Turkey on Sunday said the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat would be the next target of its cross-border campaign after the capture of Afrin from Syrian Kurdish militia. “God willing, we will ensure this operation achieves its goal after taking control of Tal Rifaat in …

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British woman killed in fighting alongside Kurds

BEIRUT, March 19, (AFP): A British woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in the Syrian region of Afrin was killed in the Turkish-led offensive on the area, a spokeswoman for the forces said Monday. Anna Campbell was killed last week in the Afrin enclave, said Nisrin Abdallah, a spokeswoman for the …

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Turkey, rebels take Afrin – Kurds pull out for guerrilla war

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, March 18, (Agencies): Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their fl ags in the town centre and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. A spokesman for the rebel fighters said …

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Turkey’s president says allied Syrian forces have taken control of town center of Afrin, driving out Kurdish militia

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news agency and Syrian activists say Turkey-backed forces have reached the center of the Syrian town of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia. Turkey views the Kurdish forces in the Afrin enclave along the border as terrorists …

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Turkish forces shell Syria’s Afrin, try to storm town from north – YPG

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) – Turkish forces shelled the Syrian town of Afrin heavily overnight and killed at least 18 people, and the Kurdish YPG fighters were waging battles with Turkish and allied forces trying to storm the town, a YPG spokesman said. Brusk Hasakeh, the YPG spokesman in Afrin, …

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Turkish military says has encircled Syria’s Afrin town

ANKARA, March 13 (Reuters) – Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday, marking as substantial advance in Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters across its southern border. In a statement, the military said it had also captured …

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Turkish warplanes destroy 18 Kurdish militant targets in Iraq -Anadolu

ISTANBUL, March 11 (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes destroyed at least 18 targets belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. The strikes, carried out on Saturday and Sunday, targeted the Hakurk, Zap, Metina, Gara and Avasin-Basyan …

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YPG seeks Syrian Army help – Chaos deepens in Ghouta

BEIRUT/ANKARA, Feb 22, (Agencies): The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday that fighters backing the Syrian government were deploying on the frontlines to help repel a Turkish assault, but that assistance would be needed from the Syrian army itself. “Groups aligned to the Syrian army came to Afrin, but …

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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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Israel warns Iran on Syria – Turkish helicopter downed

JERUSALEM, Feb 11, (Agencies): Israel issued stark warnings on Sunday over Iran’s presence in neighbouring Syria after a confrontation threatened to open a new and unpredictable period in the country’s seven-year civil war. Israel carried out major air raids in Syria on Saturday, including against what it described as Iranian …

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