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The latest from the Winter Olympics, Iran's secretive war in Syria and the resurgent popularity of opera music in Europe. Here's the news: ... (And in a not-very-subtle act of defiance, Turkey renamed the U.S. Embassy's street in Ankara after its military offensive in Syria against Kurdish forces.) _____. Photo.
They are the war dead of the Kurds' participation in Syria's six years of conflict: Syrian Democratic Force fighters, especially from Kurdish units, who were killed in battle -- and they are everywhere. In a civil war in which hundreds of thousands of Syrians have died, honoring those killed has become a potent ...

The de-escalation agreement for southern Syria, which the United States, Russia and Jordan signed last November, included a promise to keep Iran and its affiliated Shi'ite militias away from the Israeli border. Israel wanted the Iranians and their agents to be kept almost 60 kilometers from the frontier, east ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Shots are fired, and bots swarm in. • Soon after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week, twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia jumped on the hashtag #Parklandshooting, ...
The Syrian government, with its Russian and Iranian allies, is fighting to regain control of western Syria, whatever the cost. Violence that has been escalating over weeks hit a sudden crescendo. Syrian and Russian planes struck a rebel-held enclave of some 400,000 people near Damascus in one of the ...
Syria's civil war has resulted in what's been dubbed the world's largest refugee crisis, but another humanitarian calamity may soon surpass it. The millions of Venezuelans fleeing their turmoil-hit nation could eventually overshadow the number of Syrian refugees, according to an economist. "The next ...

Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed at least 100 people including 20 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, rescue teams and monitors say. This would make Monday one of the deadliest days for the district since it came under siege in 2013. The Syria Civil ...
The deaths of Russian fighters in Syria on 7 February exposed the operations of a shadowy group of Mercenaries there. Some reports speak of more than 100 Russians killed in one battle; officially it is "several dozen" Russians killed or wounded. The BBC Russian Service has investigated how and where ...
Russia's foreign ministry has confirmed that "several dozen" Russian citizens - not regular soldiers - were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. The statement did not give a date. Previously the Russian government said "probably five" Russians had died in a clash in Deir al-Zour province.
Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, provoking an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area. The government was asked for military help by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to repel an offensive by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels. Fighters ...
A BRIT who fought with Syrians to drive ISIS out of Raqqa says an app created using a map seized from the terrorists was a "game changer". Macer Gifford, 30, spent three years fighting alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces in a bid to help eradicate the jihadis after they swept across and took control of ...
Beirut - Syrian forces readied Sunday for a ground offensive against the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, a monitor said, as residents of the capital braced for retaliatory shelling. President Bashar Assad has in recent days been sending reinforcements from across the country to ...
But the land tells the story of the Kurds' long repression - and the immense political and cultural challenges they face as they attempt to build a democratic, federalist alternative from the ashes of Syria. "The attacks from the Turkish state are directly against the idea of an ecological, democratic society based ...
"Doctors are standing helpless in front of their patients," said Dr. Mohammad Katoub of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which works in rebel-held parts of Syria. "It is very hard for a doctor when a patient knows it's a very simple protocol, but because of the siege treatment isn't available.".
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter stands on rubble in Northern Afrin countryside, Syria, February 16, 2018. Reuters/Khalil Ashawi Reuters. Munich (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after ...
Peter Maurer, president of the ICRC, said there's a "lack of interest and lack of support for mutual and impartial humanitarian access to Syrian people" among the international community. According to the United Nations, more than 6 million people remain displaced inside Syria and 5.48 million have fled to ...
Tensions between Israel and Iran have hit a new high following last weekend's unprecedented military clashes inside Syria. The fighting has intensified fears that the Middle East is heading for all-out war. But such alarming predictions assume both protagonists standing toe-to-toe, actuallywant to fight.

Moscow (CNN) There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense ...
Russia's official involvement in the war in Syria began with an air campaign that Putin launched in September, 2015. Since then, reports have circulated in the Russian press of undeclared, private Russian Mercenaries fighting on the ground. Russian contractors participated in both battles for Palmyra.
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, is on his way to Turkey for the last leg of his high-speed tour of the Middle East. His meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be one of the most challenging of his trip, with US Turkish relations at a low ebb over events in Syria. Al Jazeera's ...
But the man also insisted to his interrogators that he traveled to Syria intending to work as a journalist and was arrested, later agreeing to work for the Islamic State to gain release from prison, the document also showed. The court filing does not accuse him of having fought for the group. The document ...
The UN special envoy for Syria has given warning that violence in the country is the worst he has seen since taking the job four years ago. Staffan de Mistura's remarks on Wednesday came as the US and Russia again traded blame at the UN over the ongoing conflict. "Civilians have been killed on a ...
The U.S. military says it could take at least another year until this part of Syria is stabilized. The U.S. is spending one billion dollars a year in the liberated areas on humanitarian aid and small projects, like fixing water pipes and electric substations and cleaning out irrigation canals so farming can resume.
In mid January, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled the administration's new policy with concern to Syria. In a widely covered speech at Stanford, Tillerson declared an open-ended commitment of US forces in that country. "Let us be clear," said Tillerson, "the United States will maintain a military ...
The US Secretary of State has started a two-day visit to Turkey, where Rex Tillerson hopes to ease increasing tension between US and Turkish officials over the conflict in Syria. A war of words between the NATO allies has escalated ever since Turkey launched a military offensive into the Afrin region of ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged for the first time that five of its citizens may have been killed in the U.S. airstrike in Syria last week. Reports have suggested more than 100 fighters supporting the regime led by Syrian President Bashar Assad may have died in the recent clash. The U.S. has said ...
As 2018 began, it looked like the war in Syria might be drawing toward an ending that few in the international community wanted. Yes, ISIS was on the way to defeat as a conventional fighting force-but the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, controlled more than half of the ...
"The United States knows what it does not want in Syria. But getting to what it does want--the end of the Assad regime--will be messy, difficult, and unsatisfying. The outcome in Syria is not evident today, but I can say with some confidence how it will not end. It will not end with Bashar al‐Assad voluntarily ...
He went to Syria in 2013 as part of the initial batch of Afghans deployed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps to fight the Islamic State. But between fighting in these conflicts, Fedayee lived the humble life of an Afghan immigrant laborer in Iran. He held various jobs, including the backbreaking work of ...
The group also said that Loginov appeared to have joined the Wagner Group, a private paramilitary company, before traveling to fight in Syria. Last October, ISIS released a video showing two Russian-speaking men the militants claimed to have captured, and subsequent research showed the two men ...
In this Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives for the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Amid a costly military incursion into neighboring Syria, Turkey's government and military leaders have endorsed plans for the acquisition of scores of new ... Procurement officials said the armored vehicles order will support the campaign in Syria, which he said may last several months.
soldiers beneath a large Turkish flag, follow the flag-covered coffin of Ali Akdogan after his funeral prayers in Izmir, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Akdogan was one of 12 Turkish soldiers killed Saturday during Turkey's Operation Olive Branch against the Syrian Kurdish militia that started on Jan. 20 with ...
China has pledged to increase aid to Syria in part to stop the war-torn country from becoming a training ground for China's Muslim minority, according to a Chinese analyst. Chinese ambassador to Syria Qi Qianjin said in Damascus on Sunday that China was preparing to play a bigger role in Syria as its ...
The collapse of Islamic State's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq has been one of the most positive developments of recent years. Having terrorised the 10 million people it ruled over and used that territory as a base to develop and export its apocalyptic vision, the movement has been all but routed on the ground.
ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a medical facility in northeastern Syria after being severely wounded in an air raid, a senior Iraqi official said. The head of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) sustained serious wounds to his legs during air raids, Abu ...
American Special Operations Forces and FBI agents on the ground in Syria are actively searching sites where they believe Western hostages, including Americans executed by ISIS, may have been buried, counterterrorism officials told ABC News.
CNN | CNN gets an exclusive look into the war in Syria, with the US Special Forces. Syria · Islamic State · Isis · US forces. email; Print; Tweet. Share. Recommended. by NEWSROOM AI. More in Multimedia. roachesjpg. [WATCH] Mail thieves unknowingly steal 500 cockroaches. about 3 hours ago.
Opposition activists in Syria's eastern Ghouta are turning to social media to highlight the suffering of around 350,000 people trapped in the besieged area. Hundreds have been killed in air attacks and shelling by government forces and their allies in recent weeks. The UN has been calling for a ceasefire, ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Hungary's odd autocracy, Israel's clash with Iran in Syria and the latest from the Winter Olympics. Here's the news: Photo. Credit Tobias Schwarz/Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images. • Europe risks losing the gatekeepers of its ...
A man inspects damages on a building in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria February 11, 2018. ... Beirut/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian ...
The United States and Turkey are now at odds in Syria, and NATO officials are attempting to defuse tensions as the prospect of a fight between these allies in Syria looms. Turkey is fighting a Kurdish militia known as the YPG, which is supported by the United States in the fight against Islamic State. Turkey ...
The fall of the eastern rebel-held side of Aleppo at the end of 2016 marked a turning point in Syria's civil war, shifting the tide of the conflict in President Bashar al-Assad's favour. With ISIS's caliphate dismantled after the battle for Raqqa last year, the other long-standing front in the Syrian theatre also began ...
Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough words to his ...
Jerusalem -- Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin Netanyahu's ...
Today, Syria is known for the tragedy of its war: hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced. And now, great power competition coming to the fore, once again, in the aftermath of the fight against the so-called Islamic State. But much of the detail gets lost in the headlines. Much more goes missing ...
Israel said its aircraft targeted 12 sites in Syria in response to the Iranian drone, launched from Syria, infiltrating its airspace earlier Saturday. An Israeli Apache helicopter was able to intercept the drone, after detecting it "early on" and placing it under surveillance, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
This week, U.S. troops came under artillery fire in Syria. None of them were killed, fortunately, and they repelled this attack with massive air power. But it was a sign of how the fight against ISIS is getting more complicated even as the Islamic State has largely been routed. Some of the local forces fighting ...
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a meeting of the Trianon Dialogue, aimed at strengthening relations between France and Russia. (Ludovic Marin / Associated Press). Russian president Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed cooperating more closely to ...
A Turkish military helicopter has been shot down in northern Syria during an operation against Kurdish forces, according to Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking in Istanbul, Mr Erdoğan did not mention the name of the Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Units or YPG but said those ...
The latest from the Winter Olympics, Iran's secretive war in Syria and the resurgent popularity of opera music in Europe. Here's the news: ... (And in a not-very-subtle act of defiance, Turkey renamed the U.S. Embassy's street in Ankara after its military offensive in Syria against Kurdish forces.) _____. Photo.
They are the war dead of the Kurds' participation in Syria's six years of conflict: Syrian Democratic Force fighters, especially from Kurdish units, who were killed in battle -- and they are everywhere. In a civil war in which hundreds of thousands of Syrians have died, honoring those killed has become a potent ...

The de-escalation agreement for southern Syria, which the United States, Russia and Jordan signed last November, included a promise to keep Iran and its affiliated Shi'ite militias away from the Israeli border. Israel wanted the Iranians and their agents to be kept almost 60 kilometers from the frontier, east ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: Shots are fired, and bots swarm in. • Soon after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week, twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia jumped on the hashtag #Parklandshooting, ...
The Syrian government, with its Russian and Iranian allies, is fighting to regain control of western Syria, whatever the cost. Violence that has been escalating over weeks hit a sudden crescendo. Syrian and Russian planes struck a rebel-held enclave of some 400,000 people near Damascus in one of the ...
Syria's civil war has resulted in what's been dubbed the world's largest refugee crisis, but another humanitarian calamity may soon surpass it. The millions of Venezuelans fleeing their turmoil-hit nation could eventually overshadow the number of Syrian refugees, according to an economist. "The next ...

Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed at least 100 people including 20 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, rescue teams and monitors say. This would make Monday one of the deadliest days for the district since it came under siege in 2013. The Syria Civil ...
The deaths of Russian fighters in Syria on 7 February exposed the operations of a shadowy group of Mercenaries there. Some reports speak of more than 100 Russians killed in one battle; officially it is "several dozen" Russians killed or wounded. The BBC Russian Service has investigated how and where ...
Russia's foreign ministry has confirmed that "several dozen" Russian citizens - not regular soldiers - were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. The statement did not give a date. Previously the Russian government said "probably five" Russians had died in a clash in Deir al-Zour province.
Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, provoking an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area. The government was asked for military help by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to repel an offensive by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels. Fighters ...
A BRIT who fought with Syrians to drive ISIS out of Raqqa says an app created using a map seized from the terrorists was a "game changer". Macer Gifford, 30, spent three years fighting alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces in a bid to help eradicate the jihadis after they swept across and took control of ...
Beirut - Syrian forces readied Sunday for a ground offensive against the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, a monitor said, as residents of the capital braced for retaliatory shelling. President Bashar Assad has in recent days been sending reinforcements from across the country to ...
But the land tells the story of the Kurds' long repression - and the immense political and cultural challenges they face as they attempt to build a democratic, federalist alternative from the ashes of Syria. "The attacks from the Turkish state are directly against the idea of an ecological, democratic society based ...
"Doctors are standing helpless in front of their patients," said Dr. Mohammad Katoub of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which works in rebel-held parts of Syria. "It is very hard for a doctor when a patient knows it's a very simple protocol, but because of the siege treatment isn't available.".
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter stands on rubble in Northern Afrin countryside, Syria, February 16, 2018. Reuters/Khalil Ashawi Reuters. Munich (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after ...
Peter Maurer, president of the ICRC, said there's a "lack of interest and lack of support for mutual and impartial humanitarian access to Syrian people" among the international community. According to the United Nations, more than 6 million people remain displaced inside Syria and 5.48 million have fled to ...
Tensions between Israel and Iran have hit a new high following last weekend's unprecedented military clashes inside Syria. The fighting has intensified fears that the Middle East is heading for all-out war. But such alarming predictions assume both protagonists standing toe-to-toe, actuallywant to fight.

Moscow (CNN) There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense ...
Russia's official involvement in the war in Syria began with an air campaign that Putin launched in September, 2015. Since then, reports have circulated in the Russian press of undeclared, private Russian Mercenaries fighting on the ground. Russian contractors participated in both battles for Palmyra.
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, is on his way to Turkey for the last leg of his high-speed tour of the Middle East. His meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be one of the most challenging of his trip, with US Turkish relations at a low ebb over events in Syria. Al Jazeera's ...
But the man also insisted to his interrogators that he traveled to Syria intending to work as a journalist and was arrested, later agreeing to work for the Islamic State to gain release from prison, the document also showed. The court filing does not accuse him of having fought for the group. The document ...
The UN special envoy for Syria has given warning that violence in the country is the worst he has seen since taking the job four years ago. Staffan de Mistura's remarks on Wednesday came as the US and Russia again traded blame at the UN over the ongoing conflict. "Civilians have been killed on a ...
The U.S. military says it could take at least another year until this part of Syria is stabilized. The U.S. is spending one billion dollars a year in the liberated areas on humanitarian aid and small projects, like fixing water pipes and electric substations and cleaning out irrigation canals so farming can resume.
In mid January, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled the administration's new policy with concern to Syria. In a widely covered speech at Stanford, Tillerson declared an open-ended commitment of US forces in that country. "Let us be clear," said Tillerson, "the United States will maintain a military ...
The US Secretary of State has started a two-day visit to Turkey, where Rex Tillerson hopes to ease increasing tension between US and Turkish officials over the conflict in Syria. A war of words between the NATO allies has escalated ever since Turkey launched a military offensive into the Afrin region of ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged for the first time that five of its citizens may have been killed in the U.S. airstrike in Syria last week. Reports have suggested more than 100 fighters supporting the regime led by Syrian President Bashar Assad may have died in the recent clash. The U.S. has said ...
As 2018 began, it looked like the war in Syria might be drawing toward an ending that few in the international community wanted. Yes, ISIS was on the way to defeat as a conventional fighting force-but the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, controlled more than half of the ...
"The United States knows what it does not want in Syria. But getting to what it does want--the end of the Assad regime--will be messy, difficult, and unsatisfying. The outcome in Syria is not evident today, but I can say with some confidence how it will not end. It will not end with Bashar al‐Assad voluntarily ...
He went to Syria in 2013 as part of the initial batch of Afghans deployed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps to fight the Islamic State. But between fighting in these conflicts, Fedayee lived the humble life of an Afghan immigrant laborer in Iran. He held various jobs, including the backbreaking work of ...
The group also said that Loginov appeared to have joined the Wagner Group, a private paramilitary company, before traveling to fight in Syria. Last October, ISIS released a video showing two Russian-speaking men the militants claimed to have captured, and subsequent research showed the two men ...
In this Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives for the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Amid a costly military incursion into neighboring Syria, Turkey's government and military leaders have endorsed plans for the acquisition of scores of new ... Procurement officials said the armored vehicles order will support the campaign in Syria, which he said may last several months.
soldiers beneath a large Turkish flag, follow the flag-covered coffin of Ali Akdogan after his funeral prayers in Izmir, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Akdogan was one of 12 Turkish soldiers killed Saturday during Turkey's Operation Olive Branch against the Syrian Kurdish militia that started on Jan. 20 with ...
China has pledged to increase aid to Syria in part to stop the war-torn country from becoming a training ground for China's Muslim minority, according to a Chinese analyst. Chinese ambassador to Syria Qi Qianjin said in Damascus on Sunday that China was preparing to play a bigger role in Syria as its ...
The collapse of Islamic State's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq has been one of the most positive developments of recent years. Having terrorised the 10 million people it ruled over and used that territory as a base to develop and export its apocalyptic vision, the movement has been all but routed on the ground.
ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a medical facility in northeastern Syria after being severely wounded in an air raid, a senior Iraqi official said. The head of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) sustained serious wounds to his legs during air raids, Abu ...
American Special Operations Forces and FBI agents on the ground in Syria are actively searching sites where they believe Western hostages, including Americans executed by ISIS, may have been buried, counterterrorism officials told ABC News.
CNN | CNN gets an exclusive look into the war in Syria, with the US Special Forces. Syria · Islamic State · Isis · US forces. email; Print; Tweet. Share. Recommended. by NEWSROOM AI. More in Multimedia. roachesjpg. [WATCH] Mail thieves unknowingly steal 500 cockroaches. about 3 hours ago.
Opposition activists in Syria's eastern Ghouta are turning to social media to highlight the suffering of around 350,000 people trapped in the besieged area. Hundreds have been killed in air attacks and shelling by government forces and their allies in recent weeks. The UN has been calling for a ceasefire, ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Hungary's odd autocracy, Israel's clash with Iran in Syria and the latest from the Winter Olympics. Here's the news: Photo. Credit Tobias Schwarz/Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images. • Europe risks losing the gatekeepers of its ...
A man inspects damages on a building in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria February 11, 2018. ... Beirut/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian ...
The United States and Turkey are now at odds in Syria, and NATO officials are attempting to defuse tensions as the prospect of a fight between these allies in Syria looms. Turkey is fighting a Kurdish militia known as the YPG, which is supported by the United States in the fight against Islamic State. Turkey ...
The fall of the eastern rebel-held side of Aleppo at the end of 2016 marked a turning point in Syria's civil war, shifting the tide of the conflict in President Bashar al-Assad's favour. With ISIS's caliphate dismantled after the battle for Raqqa last year, the other long-standing front in the Syrian theatre also began ...
Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough words to his ...
Jerusalem -- Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin Netanyahu's ...
Today, Syria is known for the tragedy of its war: hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced. And now, great power competition coming to the fore, once again, in the aftermath of the fight against the so-called Islamic State. But much of the detail gets lost in the headlines. Much more goes missing ...
Israel said its aircraft targeted 12 sites in Syria in response to the Iranian drone, launched from Syria, infiltrating its airspace earlier Saturday. An Israeli Apache helicopter was able to intercept the drone, after detecting it "early on" and placing it under surveillance, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
This week, U.S. troops came under artillery fire in Syria. None of them were killed, fortunately, and they repelled this attack with massive air power. But it was a sign of how the fight against ISIS is getting more complicated even as the Islamic State has largely been routed. Some of the local forces fighting ...
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a meeting of the Trianon Dialogue, aimed at strengthening relations between France and Russia. (Ludovic Marin / Associated Press). Russian president Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed cooperating more closely to ...
A Turkish military helicopter has been shot down in northern Syria during an operation against Kurdish forces, according to Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking in Istanbul, Mr Erdoğan did not mention the name of the Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Units or YPG but said those ...


 

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