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US Diplomatic Team Leaves Northeastern Syria Along With Troops

DAMASCUS – A US diplomatic team that was working on “stabilization projects” with the Kurdish militias in northeast Syria has left the country in a hurry, an American official stated on Monday, a day after Washington declared it is withdrawing 1,000 troops from the war-torn country. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper declared on Sunday […]

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Turkey condemns Arab League statement on Syria operation

ANKARA – Turkey has condemned the Arab League statement about the Ankara operation in northern Syria, said Turkish presidential administration communications director Fahrettin Altun. On Saturday, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit urged Turkey to immediately halt the military operation against Kurdish units in northern Syria and to withdraw troops from the territory of the […]

SDF Denies Turkey’s Claim about Advancing to Center of Strategic City

DAMASCUS – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Ankara-backed militants had taken control of the center of the strategic city of Ras al-Ain in northern Syria on Saturday. Ankara-backed militants claimed to have seized control of Ras al Ain’s city center in northeast Syria on Saturday, as Turkey’s offensive on Kurdish militia positions […]

Turkish Forces Kill 340+ Kurdish Fighters, 260+ Turkey-Backed Militants, Army Soldiers Killed by Kurds

DAMASCUS – A total of 342 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been “neutralized” since the start of Ankara’s military operation in northern Syria, Turkey’ Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, while Kurds announced that they have managed to kill 262 Ankara-backed rebels and Turkish soldiers. Akar’s comments came after his […]

First Turkish soldier dies during Syria invasion, hundreds of Syrians killed

ANKARA – Turkish Ministry of Defense reports first casualty during operation in Syria. With the aim of eliminating Kurdish “terrorists,” the operation would have already caused casualties among the civilian population. Turkey’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement that it suffered the first casualty during Operation Spring Peace, which the country began on Wednesday […]