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Turkish Army Says Hits Daesh, Kurdish YPG Targets in Syria

ANKARA, Oct 24 – Turkey’s military struck dozens of Daesh and Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria over the last 24 hours, depriving both groups of the ability to move around, the army said on Monday, as its operation there entered a third month. Backed by Turkish tanks, special forces and air strikes, rebels fighting

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France says Turkish Action Against Syrian Kurds Risks Escalation

PARIS, Aug 30  – Turkey’s military push against Kurds in northern Syria risks escalating the conflict, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, calling on all parties to stop fighting and return to peace talks. Hollande told an annual gathering of French ambassadors that almost a year after Russia intervened in support of Bashar al-Assad’s

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U.S. Tries to Stop Feuding Allies from Unraveling Syria Strategy

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Aug 30 – The United States scrambled on Monday to get its feuding allies, Turkey and Kurdish YPG militia, to focus their firepower on Daesh instead of each other after clashes that have threatened to unravel America’s war strategy in Syria. Turkey, which has long viewed Kurdish militants as its top security

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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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Syrian Opposition Wants Clarity Over Attacks by U.S.-Backed Force

By Tom Miles GENEVA, June 2 – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have attacked armed groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and sometimes appear to have interests aligned with the Syrian government, a Syrian opposition negotiator said on Wednesday. Basma Kodmani, a member of the Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee, the main opposition group at U.N.-mediated

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U.S.-Backed Fighters Advance Against Daesh in North Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT, June 1 – U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advanced against Daesh in the last tract of territory the group holds near the Turkish border on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The British-based Observatory said the Kurdish YPG militia made up the majority of forces involved in the attack, contradicting U.S. officials

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Daesh Attacks Kurdish-Held Town on Turkish Border

By Mariam Karouny and Seyhmus Cakan BEIRUT/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Feb 28 – Daesh militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria’s border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back. The hardline Sunni fighters attacked Tel Abyad, which is controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia,

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Security Council to Discuss Turkish Shelling in Syria at Russia’s Request

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 16 – The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council will on Tuesday discuss Turkey’s shelling of targets in Syria at the request of Russia, which has voiced concern about Turkish military attacks on Russian-backed Kurdish militia fighters, according to an email exchange. Turkey shelled Kurdish YPG positions for a third straight day to

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