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KARAAGAC, Turkey (Reuters) – Syrians camped on Turkey’s border with Greece believe their hopes of finding sanctuary in the European Union are being undermined by the thousands of other migrants at the frontier who have relatively safe homelands. Migrant children are seen near Turkey’s Pazarkule border crossing with Greece’s Kastanies, near Edirne, Turkey, March 7,
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey plans to push Syrian government forces away from its military observation posts in northwest Syria’s Idlib region this week, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, despite advances by Damascus’s Russian-backed military. FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Parliament in
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AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian state media said on Sunday government forces had seized most of rebel-held Aleppo province in another major gain by a Russian-backed offensive. Russian warplanes mounted heavy air strikes in the area on Sunday, bombing towns including Anadan, which was later seized by Syrian government forces backed by Iranian-backed militias, activists reported.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling AK Party members in Istanbul, Turkey, February 15, 2020. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – The situation in Idlib in northwestern Syrian will not be resolved until Syrian government forces withdraw beyond the borders that Turkey and Russia outlined in a 2018 agreement, Turkish President
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AMMAN/ANKARA (Reuters) – Wary of a confrontation with Turkey that could suck Moscow into a military quagmire, Russia is likely to take a gradual approach to helping the Syrian government capture the last rebel bastion of Idlib, analysts and diplomats say. FILE PHOTO: Trucks carry belongings of people fleeing from Maarat al-Numan, in northern Idlib,
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AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian army troops entered the strategic town of Saraqeb in rebel-held Idlib province and begins “combing” its neighborhoods, state media said on Thursday. The advance is the latest gain in a major Russian-led campaign that began in December in northwestern Idlib province to recapture the last rebel stronghold. State television showed groups
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AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army said on Tuesday Israeli jets attacked the main T4 air base in Homs province, saying its air defences downed several missiles in strikes that caused only material damage. An army spokesman told state media that four Israeli missiles did reach the base, but said air defences intercepted several others.
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A police officer is seen outside the house of a Syrian man suspected of exchanging bomb building material that was arrested earlier today in Berlin, Germany, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke BERLIN (Reuters) – German police on Tuesday arrested a 37-year old Syrian man suspected of exchanging bomb building material through an Islamist messenger group
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ANKARA/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian army troops clashed with Turkish forces near the border town of Ras al Ain on Wednesday, Syrian state media reported, as Ankara said it reserved the right to launch another cross-border offensive against Kurdish YPG militia. A vehicle belonging to Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters is parked next to a Turkish military
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will repel any attempt to take Syria’s oil fields away from U.S.-backed Syrian militia with “overwhelming force,” whether the opponent is Islamic State or even forces backed by Russia or Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during an event at the
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BEIRUT/ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia-backed Syrian forces took rapid advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal. Washington’s Kurdish former allies said they invited in the government troops as an emergency step to help
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BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal. Washington’s Kurdish former allies said they invited in the government troops as an “emergency
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WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The developments illustrate Washington’s waning
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