Syrian Kurds, Allies to Approve Federal Plan Despite Turkey

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 8 – Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies will approve a constitution for a new system of government in northern Syria next month, a top Kurdish politician said, defying a Turkish incursion aimed at curbing Kurdish influence in the area. The new system will be established in parts of the

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Turkish Forces Deepen Push into Syria, Draw U.S. Rebuke over Targets

By Lisa Barrington and Umit Bektas BEIRUT/KARKAMIS, Turkey, Aug 29  – Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which said it was concerned the battle for territory had shifted away from targeting Daesh. At the start of Turkey’s now almost week-long cross-border offensive,

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Syrian Kurdish Spokesman says Manbij Reinforced, but Not by YPG

BEIRUT, Aug 29 – A spokesman for the autonomous Kurdish region in Syria said on Monday that local military forces in the Syrian cities of Manbij and Jarablus are being reinforced, but not by Kurdish YPG militia. The spokesman was responding to comments from regional security sources that YPG fighters appear to be reinforcing Manbij,

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