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Turkey will never ceasefire in northern Syria: Erdogan

10 October, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

ANKARA (92 News) – President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its offensive into the region. Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria … Read More

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Turkey players salute Syria operation after goal against France

10 October, 2019 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish footballers celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria, raising the risk of a UEFA investigation after a similar gesture three days ago. The European football’s ruling body has already said it would examine reports that Turkey footballers … Read More


North Syria: US to pull last troops, Syrian army to redeploy on border to c...

10 October, 2019 5:37 am 5:37 am

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The developments illustrate Washington’s waning … Read More

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Imran Khan, Erdogan exchange views on latest situation of Syria

10 October, 2019 5:53 pm 5:53 pm

ISLAMABAD/ANKARA (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday and exchanged views on the latest situation of Syria. During the telephonic conversation, both the leaders discussed current situation of the region including Syria. Discussing the recent situation in Syria, the prime minister assured Erdogan of Pakistan’s firm support … Read More

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Thousands flee, hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on US-allied Kurds...

10 October, 2019 8:05 am 8:05 am

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing at least dozens of people in a cross-border assault on US allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald Trump. The offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces … Read More


Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria

10 October, 2019 1:56 am 1:56 am

ANKARA – Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, with intensive bombardment paving the way for a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along … Read More


Syrian invasion: Trump threatens Turkey of destroying its economy

10 October, 2019 7:56 am 7:56 am

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Monday against going too far in Syria, one day after giving Ankara a green light to invade its southern neighbor and sparking panic among Washington’s Kurdish allies. The US pulled back 50 to 100 “special operators” from Syria’s northern frontier, where they have served as a … Read More

Turkish President Erdogan discusses Syria ‘safe zone’ with Trum...

10 October, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed Turkey’s plans to establish a ‘safe zone’ east of the Euphrates River in Syria in a phone call on Sunday, but the White House said US forces would not be involved. The Turkish presidency said after the call that Erdogan and Trump … Read More


US, Turkish troops must withdraw ‘immediately’, Syrian FM tell ...

09 September, 2019 3:35 am 3:35 am

NEW YORK – Syria has demanded the immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from its territories and stated that it reserves the right to take action if they remain inside the country. “The United States and Turkey maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria,” Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday. … Read More

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Syria’s Assad used chemical attack in Idlib, alleges US’ Pompeo

09 September, 2019 3:40 am 3:40 am

NEW YORK – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in an attack in Idlib in May this year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, vowing a response.   The Assad regime used chlorine on May 19 as part of its deadly offensive in the last rebel stronghold of Idlib, Pompeo said on Thursday at a … Read More


UN sets constitution committee for Syria, but hopes to end war muted

09 September, 2019 2:44 am 2:44 am

NEW YORK – The United Nations announced Monday the long-awaited creation of a constitution-writing committee on Syria that will include the government and opposition, but it remained to be seen if the step could finally end the civil war. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed the committee as the first step toward finding a political settlement … Read More


Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria’s Idlib de...

09 September, 2019 2:04 am 2:04 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria’s Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State. The summit of the three countries – all of whom have allies fighting in … Read More


We won’t increase troop levels in Syria for joint Turkish patrols: US...

09 September, 2019 12:56 am 12:56 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of US forces in the country. US troop levels in Syria, which number around 1,000, have been under … Read More


Airstrikes by regime, Russia kill 16 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

08 August, 2019 6:13 am 6:13 am

BEIRUT – Airstrikes by the Syrian regime and ally Russia killed 16 civilians including seven children in the country’s northwest Wednesday, a monitor said, as Damascus presses an offensive against the jihadist-run bastion Idlib. Among those, six children and six adults lost their lives in regime airstrikes on residential neighborhoods in the town of Maaret al-Noman, … Read More


Syrian military destroys Israeli missiles before reaching Iranian targets

08 August, 2019 6:23 am 6:23 am

DAMASCUS (92 News) – The Syrian army destroyed on Saturday the missiles Israel had fired at Iranian forces and installations near Damascus. Syrian state media said Syrian air defences intercepted “hostile targets” over Damascus, the capital, Saturday night. Witnesses in Damascus said they heard and saw explosions in the sky. “The aggression is ongoing and … Read More