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Turkey opens frontier for Syrian refugees to enter Europe after strike kill...

02 February, 2020 5:41 pm 5:41 pm

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Refugees in Turkey headed towards European frontiers on Friday after an official declared that borders had been thrown open in response to the escalating war in Syria, a day after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed by Russian-backed Syrian government troops. European officials rushed to respond to a direct threat to reverse an … Read More


Syrian, families, fleeing, Idlib, stranded, roads

No place to go: Syrian families fleeing Idlib stranded on the roads

02 February, 2020 11:42 pm 11:42 pm

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) – Abu Abdallah has been on the road for days. After his family fled the air strikes pounding Idlib, they moved from one village to another in northwest Syria but have yet to find refuge. “I don’t know where to take them,” the 49-year-old farmer said from his tractor on the side … Read More


Syrian, forces, consolidate, Aleppo, air strikes

Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way

02 February, 2020 9:13 pm 9:13 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo’s northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups “wherever they are found”. The advances were made after President Bashar al-Assad’s forces drove insurgents from the M5 highway linking … Read More


Turkey, mulls, sending, allied, Syrian, fighters, Libya

Turkey mulls sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya

12 December, 2019 6:45 pm 6:45 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of its planned military support for the embattled government in Tripoli, four senior Turkish sources said on Monday, with one adding that Ankara was leaning toward the idea. Turkey has not yet sent any Syrian fighters as part of the planned … Read More


Syrian, talks, reconvene, Geneva, Nov 25, UN envoy

Syrian talks to reconvene in Geneva on Nov 25: UN envoy

11 November, 2019 6:50 pm 6:50 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – A UN envoy concluded an opening round of talks on the political future of Syria on Friday meant to bring political reconciliation after 8-1/2 years of war, saying they went better than expected and would reconvene later this month. Acknowledging that discussions were sometimes “very painful” Geir Pedersen said the delegates to … Read More


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Turkish, Syrian rebel forces to start Syria offensive ‘shortly’...

10 October, 2019 11:51 am 11:51 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of US troops made way for the Turkish incursion. Turkey has been poised to advance into northeast Syria since the US troops began vacating … Read More


Syrian, rebels, vow, back, Turkish, operation, northeast

Syrian rebels vow to back any Turkish operation into northeast

10 October, 2019 9:41 pm 9:41 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey-backed Syrian rebels pledged on Friday to back a potential cross-border offensive that Ankara has threatened to mount against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria. Ankara and Washington have agreed to set up a zone in northeast Syria along the border with Turkey, which wants to expel the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from … Read More


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Israeli missile attack kills civilians: Syrian state media

07 July, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – A state-run broadcaster said four civilians including a baby killed while Syrian military said it confronted the attack. Israeli warplanes have fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in Syria in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said. … Read More


Syrian, rebels, army posts, civilian deaths

25 soldiers die as Syrian rebels attack army posts to avenge civilian death...

03 March, 2019 8:56 am 8:56 am

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Insurgents launched attacks against Syrian army posts in northwestern Syria on Sunday, which they said killed at least 25 soldiers and injured others to avenge civilian casualties during a recent escalation of army shelling. Rebels of the Turkey-backed mainstream Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions told Reuters that dozens of insurgents belonging to … Read More


New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed

09 September, 2018 9:54 am 9:54 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behaviour. Excerpts from the book, “Fear: Trump in … Read More


US bombs Syrian army position near Tanf – pro-Assad commander

06 June, 2018 10:09 am 10:09 am

AMMAN (Reuters) – A Syrian army officer was killed in a US strike on a Syrian army outpost near a US base close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, a commander in the regional alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters. The Pentagon, said, however, that a US-backed Syrian rebel group stationed in the Tanf garrison had … Read More