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Ultimately, the EU's refugee agreement with Turkey has merely served to shift the crisis: Fewer people are dying now in the Aegean, where the number of boat crossings to Greece has decreased since the signing of the agreement. Instead, people are now dying at the Turkish-Syrian border. Article.
BEIRUT - ISIS is rearing its head at Syria's border with Iraq, according to local sources and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Sources said that over the past 24 hours, ISIS militants have attacked the positions of US-backed Kurdish-Syrian forces and Russian-backed Syrian government ...

On January 20, Ankara, jointly with the opposition Free Syrian Army forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in order to "clear" Turkey's Syrian border from what is regarded as a terrorist threat. Turkey considers the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and the ...
Israeli medical humanitarian work along Syrian border deserves U.N. recognition. A border fence separates the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights and Syria, east of the Israeli settlement of Ramat Magshimim. / Kahana Menahem / Getty Images. By. Randy Hultgren and Aviv Ezra. Though Syria and Israel share ...
Ankara launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin on January 20, in a bid to "clear" Turkey's Syrian border from a terrorist threat. The operation was harshly condemned by Damascus, which slammed Turkey's move as "a violation of Syria's sovereignty." Despite the fact that the Syrian Army was not sent to ...
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Iraqi Armed Forces have taken full control of a Syrian border-crossing in the Nineveh Governorate, Al-Sumaria TV reported on Wednesday, March 28 morning, according to Al-Masdar News. According to the report, the Iraqi Armed Forces asserted full control over the Khansour ...

Erdogan has vowed to extend the military operation along the Syrian border and on Sunday said the Turkish-led forces would take control of the town of Tel Rifaat. Many civilians and YPG have gathered in and around Tel Rifaat after Turkey seized control of Afrin. It is a Kurdish-controlled enclave, cut off ...
Turkish security forces have regularly detained and summarily deported thousands of Syrian asylum-seekers at the Turkish-Syrian border since at least December 2017, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Armed personnel have also reportedly shot and killed asylum seekers who tried to ...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara will unilaterally drive the PKK-linked YPG from the Syrian border if it does not reach an agreement with US on a plan to remove the group from Syria's Manbij. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (AA). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ...
At least twenty-three PKK and People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists who attacked a gendarmerie command station in Şanlıurfa's Ceylanpınar district near the Syrian border have been "neutralized," the Turkish military said Tuesday. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) uses the term "neutralized" in ...
The aircraft is thought to be a HH-60 helicopter, which crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the Syrian border, according to a US official citing initial reports. The helicopter was carrying seven people and fatalities were “likely”, the official told Reuters. The mayor of al-Qaim, Ahmed ...
Seven weeks into Turkey's Operation Olive Branch, a mission to clear Kurdish fighters from Syrian regions along its southern border, the Turkish military says its troops and Syrian rebel allies have nearly surrounded Afrin. They announced Tuesday that the central section of the border city and other ...
Related Stories. Iraqi forces, Shiite militia repel ISIS attack on Syrian border Iraqi forces free 11 SDF fighters from ISIS near Euphrates. More from Chris Johannes. Consul general sees Dutch institutions wanting to do more in Iraq Dutch diplomat views Kurdish presence at Kuwait forum as 'very important' ...
An all-women international convoy made its final stop at southern Hatay province on Thursday to raise awareness for women imprisoned by the Bashar al-Assad regime. The International Conscience Convoy which calls itself the "voice of oppressed women in Syria" started its three-day journey with 55 ...
Israel will respond if Iran continues to provoke the situation on the Syrian border, Israeli Foreign Ministry's Deputy Director-General Alexander Ben-Zvi said Monday. In February, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed the concern that the latest developments in Syria, including the conflict on the border ...
ISTANBUL, March 2 (KUNA) -- New Turkish military reinforcements reached on Friday the border with Syria, as part of the "Operation Olive Branch." A convoy, which includes five trucks carrying guns, reached a crossing in the city of Kilis, opposite to the Syrian crossing of Bab Al-Salama, according to ...
An estimated 6,000 Turkish troops and 10,000 fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militia crossed into Syria on January 20 threatening to drive the YPG out of Afrin town and all the area it has occupied along the Syrian border. The big problem for the Turkish army, however, is that the special forces of the ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq repelled a group of infiltrating ISIS militants on the Syrian border, killing a number of suicide bombers, ... The Hashd media office said on Wednesday that “troops deployed on the Iraqi-Syrian border, west of Mosul, thwarted an infiltration attempt by [ISIS] ...
Volunteer medical teams in the southern Turkish city of Kilis are working 24 hours a day to heal both soldiers and civilians from across the border in Syria. Alongside the counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria, near Turkey's border, a 120-strong Turkish National Medical Rescue Team ...
A Turkish military helicopter was shot down during Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish troops in northern Syria, Anadolu State News agency reported. Two Turkish soldiers were killed when their military helicopter crashed, the Turkish General Staff said on Saturday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...
Iraqi security forces have arrested Islamic State's top oil chief while he was trying to cross the border into Syria, Tehran-based Fars News Agency reported on Friday, quoting military sources. The Iraqi forces ambushed the convoy with which the top ISIS terrorist—identified as Abdel-Ghani Zargham ...
Last week, in a cafe in Kilis, a small Turkish city a few miles from the Syrian border, Lt. Col. Mohammed Hammadin was back for a few hours after leading an assault against Kurdish positions on a mountain south of the border. He is a former Syrian Army officer and a commander of the Levant Front, the ...
SULAIMANI — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday (March 22) Ankara would drive the Kurdish forces away from the Syrian border if it did not reach an agreement with the U.S. on a plan to remove the Kurdish fighters from Manbij. “If this plan is not realized, the only option left will be ...
Erdogan vowed to stop the Kurds from setting up what he calls a "terror corridor" along the Turkish-Syrian border. He threatened to take the fight further east in Syria, where U.S. forces are aiding their Kurdish allies -- setting up the possibility of even more tension between the U.S. and Turkey.
During Syrian conflict, 50 percent of the world's amphetamine seizures happened in the Arabian Peninsula, it is known that Daesh terrorists are addicted to the 'chemical courage.' A Jordan Army official said that the eastern military command, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) and ...
The International Conscience Convoy, which describes itself as the "voice of the oppressed women in Syria" set off from Istanbul on Tuesday, March 6, in a journey across Turkey to southern Hatay province, at the Turkish-Syrian border. The Conscience Convoy of women from around 55 countries in 155 ...
Syrians who fled their homeland due to the civil war and the cruelty of the terrorist group YPG/PKK on Tuesday praised Turkey for fighting the terror group along the Turkish-Syrian border and opening their arms to refugees. Anadolu Agency spoke to refugees in tent cities built by Turkey's Disaster and ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – Following just over a month of operations in Afrin, the Turkish Army and proxy militias under its command have seized the almost the entire region's border area with Turkey – along with it, most of the northwest Syrian border in general. Now it seems inevitable that ...
A man holds an injured baby inside a Turkish ambulance as injured Syrian people enter into Turkey from the Cilvegozu border gate in Hatay province, near the Syrian border on April 4, 2017. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on April 4, 2017 ...
Several lawmakers asked Votel about Israeli security, and Iranian support for extremist groups along the Syrian border. The general again said Russia was not doing enough in Syria's southwestern corner, particularly around Idlib. “Russia is a party to this and they have responsibilities to ensure that the ...
An estimated 6,000 Turkish troops and 10,000 fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militia crossed into Syria on January 20 threatening to drive the YPG out of Afrin town and all the area it has occupied along the Syrian border. The big problem for the Turkish army, however, is that the special forces of the ...
Security is currently good, he said, but close coordination between all the various forces on the ground is essential to keep it that way. Found in: is, qaim, iraqi military, pmu, sdf, iraqi-syrian border. Shelly Kittleson is a journalist specializing in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Her work has been published in ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – Following just over a month of operations in Afrin, the Turkish Army and proxy militias under its command have seized the almost the entire region's border area with Turkey – along with it, most of the northwest Syrian border in general. Now it seems inevitable that ...
Turkish Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar said during a visit to Turkey's Syrian border that all Turkish military's activities in Afrin conform with international law, as do the weapons and munitions used. “The operation is continuing successfully, whilst respecting Syria's territorial integrity,” the ...
The recent tensions along the Israeli-Syrian border have been mainly aerial. But due to developments in the Syrian civil war, real changes are also taking place on the ground in the Golan Heights. To really understand Israel and the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz. The Assad regime, which has gained ...
Syrian border guards clashed with a group of people attempting to sneak into the country from neighbouring Lebanon, Damascus state media has claimed.
A group of terrorists, organized in Lebanon, tried to make an illegal crossing South of al-Badouseh area in Tal Kalakh region and enter Western Homs, but the Syrian border guards' heavy fire forced them to retreat. A number of the terrorists were killed or wounded and their remaining pockets retreated to ...
Volunteer medical teams in the southern Turkish city of Kilis are working 24 hours a day to heal both soldiers and civilians from across the border in Syria. Alongside the counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria, near Turkey's border, a 120-strong Turkish National Medical Rescue Team ...
Volunteer medical teams in the southern Turkish city of Kilis are working 24 hours a day to heal both soldiers and civilians from across the border in Syria. Alongside the counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria, near Turkey's border, a 120-strong Turkish National Medical Rescue Team ...
The video, circulating on the internet, allegedly shows Israeli trucks delivering parts of the anti-missile systems to the Syrian border. The reported deployment took place after the February 10 downing of an Israeli F-16, intercepted by an Iranian drone launched from Syria, as claimed by Tel Aviv. Responding ...
Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on Sunday paid a visit to southern Hatay province to inspect troops taking part in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin. According to a statement by the Turkish General Staff, Akar was accompanied by Commander of the Turkish Land Forces Gen. Yasar Guler and ...
The Israeli Cabinet just held a meeting near the Syrian border to highlight the new threats, which it attributes to Iran's growing confidence given the success of the government of Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war thanks to their support. Israel called the drone infiltration a “severe and irregular violation of ...
A Turkish military helicopter was shot down during Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish troops in northern Syria, Anadolu state news agency reported. Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a crash of the military helicopter, the Turkish General Staff said on Saturday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...
Israel has launched fresh airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria after one of its fighter jets crashed under anti-aircraft fire. The F-16 warplane crashed on Israel's northern border this morning during a mission to attack Iranian drone stations in Syria. The incident, one of the most serious on the Israel-Syria ...
Abu Farhan, a man in his sixties from Hama, in central Syria, lives in one of those shelters in a muddy camp outside the town of Rait, just a few kilometers from the Syrian border. His wife Fatima is ill. She is huddled next to a kerosene stove under a pile of blankets. Between coughing fits, she moans loudly.
The Internal Security Forces Tuesday arrested 34 people, including 13 children, on the outskirts of the Western Bekaa town of Suweiri. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 month...$12 | 3 ...
On the strategic road linking the northern Syrian border city of Azzaz to Turkey, Syrian rebel fighters backed by Ankara check vehicles to ensure Kurdish rebels do not infiltrate into Turkey. In Syria's mountainous Barsayah region, on a ridge overlooking Azzaz -- a historic city on the Syrian side of the ...
Turkey, after bombing Afrin, moves troops across the Syrian border near the Kurdish-controlled area. REUTERS/Osman Orsal. Smoke rises from the Syria's Afrin region, as seen from near the Turkish town of Hassa, on the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish troops ...
... Syria hit the Turkish border town of Reyhanli on Sunday, killing a Syrian national and wounding 32 people, broadcaster NTV reported the town's mayor as saying. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag also told reporters in Istanbul Reyhanli had been hit by a missile from across the Syrian border.
An armed convoy, thought to be Turkish-backed forces, on the Syrian border. Credit: APTN. The YPG are US allies in the fight against IS, but they are treated as terrorists by the Turkey. The Kurds have called for an independent state which they want to be carved out of territory across both Syria and Turkey.


 

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