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Turkish Warplanes Bombing US-Backed Kurdish Militia in Afrin to Eliminate PYD, PKK

Turkish Warplanes Bombing US-Backed Kurdish Militia in Afrin to Eliminate PYD, PKK

🕔16:47, 20.Jan 2018

The bombing raids targeted the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, a senior Turkish official said. A Turkey-backed rebel group in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, was also providing assistance to the Turkish military’s operation in Afrin, the official added.

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Turkey Military Operation On Syrian Kurds in Afrin Begins Now in Syria – Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli Says

Turkey Military Operation On Syrian Kurds in Afrin Begins Now in Syria – Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli Says

🕔13:25, 19.Jan 2018

Turkey views the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), an offshoot of SDF, a terrorist organization linked to the homegrown Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group, which has been fighting for independence inside Turkey.

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Syrian Kurdish PYD to World Powers: Stop Turkish Bombardment of Afrin

Syrian Kurdish PYD to World Powers: Stop Turkish Bombardment of Afrin

🕔10:59, 17.Jan 2018

The party – the YPG’s political affiliate – urged the United Nations to take immediate action to turn Kurdish-led parts of northern and eastern Syria into a safe zone. “The Turkish regime…has become a threat to any solution to the Syrian crisis,” it added.

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Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

Turkey Will Tear Down Kurdish Militia in Afrin – Tayyip Erdogan Says

🕔15:59, 13.Jan 2018

“If the terrorists in Afrin don’t surrender we will tear them down,” President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan told a congress of his ruling AK Party in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig.

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Syrian Government Slams French Criticism of Its Military Campaign in Idlib

Syrian Government Slams French Criticism of Its Military Campaign in Idlib

🕔12:54, 11.Jan 2018

Syrian state media, citing a foreign ministry source, said the French foreign ministry had shown “great ignorance about what was happening in rural Idlib province”, which it said the army was fighting to “liberate from the terrorism of the Nusra Front and the other terrorist organisations that belong to it”. The statement also denied the army had targeted civilians or hospitals, as alleged by France.

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US Trying Desperately to Hijack Russia Diplomatic Success in Syria

US Trying Desperately to Hijack Russia Diplomatic Success in Syria Updated

🕔01:00, 30.Dec 2017

“In Syria, the liberation came from Russia, and from the government troops with the support of Iran. And now it’s very difficult for such a power as the United States to recognize its failure. That is the reason why, I think, they are trying again and again to give support to jihadists.”

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Erdogan Misleading Turkish Public Opinion by Calling Assad ‘Terrorist’: Damascus

Erdogan Misleading Turkish Public Opinion by Calling Assad ‘Terrorist’: Damascus

🕔16:32, 27.Dec 2017

“Once again, Turkish President Erdogan continues to mislead the public opinion in Turkey. With his useless soap bubbles, he tries in vain to justify the crimes he has committed against the Syrian people by infinitely and comprehensively helping the terrorist groups in Syria,”Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement read, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

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Syrian Prisoner Release Deal Breaks Deadlock on Ghouta Medical Evacuations From Syria

Syrian Prisoner Release Deal Breaks Deadlock on Ghouta Medical Evacuations From Syria

🕔13:31, 27.Dec 2017

“Happy that our negotiations reached this important goal. This is a signal of hope for the future Syria,” Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of the Red Cross, wrote in a tweet.

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Fewer Than 1,000 Islamic State Fighters Remain in Iraq, Syria

Fewer Than 1,000 Islamic State Fighters Remain in Iraq, Syria

🕔13:13, 27.Dec 2017

Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago.

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Russia Establishing Permanent Presence in Syria: RIA Says

Russia Establishing Permanent Presence in Syria: RIA Says

🕔10:19, 26.Dec 2017

Russia has begun establishing a permanent presence at its military bases in Tartus and Hemeimeem in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. During his visit to the Hemeimeem base on Dec. 11, President Vladimir Putin said Russia will keep the air base as well as a naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus.

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