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On Thursday, Erdogan has agreed to start a truce in northeast Syria after a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. The truce imposes a five-day ceasefire in Northeast Syria to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw.
‘Withdrawing support from SDF is a small price to pay for getting Turkey to relieve Trump of Syria burden,” says Fellow
Upon the agreement, the Kurdish forces would surrender the border towns of Manbij and Kobane to the Syrian army in a deal brokered by Russia. However, some unconfirmed reports said that the deal between the Kurdish and the regime would be extended to apply to the whole of north-east Syria.
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The latest developments came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephoned his US counterpart Donald Trump to discuss the “safe zone” planned to be established east of the Euphrates River in Syria, as well as a number of bilateral issues.
Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets had tracked down the drone after it repeatedly violated Turkish airspace, but which country the drone belonged to could not be immediately determined, said the ministry in a written statement.
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In a statement, the presidency said that the decree applies to crimes committed before 14 September, downgrading the death penalty to a life sentence of hard labour, and reducing life sentences to 20 years.
Iranian ambassador to UK summoned by UK Foreign Secretary
In a statement following the meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers, Shoukry said that Syria’s return to the Arab League will be studied once the soaring tensions in Syria are eased, affirming that Syria is an important Arab country.
Syria condemned manoeuvres saying joint patrols are “flagrant violation” of Syrian sovereignty
The first blast took place near the Azaz city market on a crowded day, killing one person and wounding 11 others, while the second bombing went off about an hour later, wounding five people near a mosque close to the first blast, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Hundreds of protesters gathered near Bab al-Hawa crossing, shortly before Russia announced a “unilateral ceasefire,” on Saturday morning in this area of north-western Syria.
The United States has also confirmed conducting strikes against Al-Qaeda facility north of Idlib on Saturday in an attack aimed at the organisation’s leadership.
At least 50 people were killed in intensive air and ground strikes in Syria
Strikes targeted Lebanon, Popular Mobilisation Forces strongholds in Iraq
Syria and Lebanon condemn incidents describing them provocation and violation by Israel
Lowcock added that many hundreds more have been injured and over 440,000 displaced and dozens of civilians killed or injured by shelling of the Security Council-listed terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the non-state armed groups associated with them.
Oman is one of the few Arab countries that kept normal relations with Damascus after Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011 with its crackdown on Arab Spring protests.
‘Syrian migration to Egypt is the best thing that happened to this country in years,’ says Twitter user
Syria’s Russian-backed military has been pressing an assault on rebels in their last major stronghold with air attacks and ground battles that have already forced tens of thousands to leave their homes.
Three Syrian soldiers killed in airstrikes near Damascus