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Turkey’s statements indicate significant transformation in its foreign policy
Turkey has launched a new effort to back rebels in northern Syria. More tanks crossed into the war-torn country to help opposition fighters battling the so-called “Islamic State” (IS).
Turkish troops have reportedly killed a teenager and injured dozens of protesters after firing into Syrian Kurdistan. The people gathered were demonstrating against the building of a border wall on their land.
The UN should push ahead with sanctions against Syria for using chlorine gas, said Gernot Erler, Berlin’s representative in charge of relations with Moscow. He slammed Russia for threatening to veto the motion.
Turkey has yet to confirm the truce after launching an offensive against the “Islamic State” and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. But Kurdish-backed militas said they would continue to negotiate with Turkish forces.
Egypt’s relations with Russia and Saudi Arabia will help in resolving the crisis, but only if Egypt manages its relationships well
Turkish bombardments have killed at least 35 people as Turkish forces move into areas controlled by Kurdish militia in northern Syria. A ground offensive is aimed at reversing Kurdish gains.
The two leaders hailed the steps they’ve taken in Geneva to bring an end to the war in Syria. However, the two sides still have yet to reach a deal that will secure a nationwide truce.
A new UN report suggests that the Assad regime and the “Islamic State” have been resorting to chemical warfare.
At least 10 more Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria, a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadis from Jarablus.
Turkey has pledged to push jihadi fighters belonging to the so-called “Islamic State” out of the Syrian town of Jarablus near the Turkish border.
Russian fighter jets had temporary permission to fly missions over Syria from Iran. Then Iran’s parliament said no. The relationship between Iran and Russia has always lacked trust.
Fifty people were reportedly killed and almost 100 wounded in an explosion in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish President Erdogan said the attack was likely carried out by the militant “Islamic State” group.
At least 100 children have been killed in airstrikes and combat in Aleppo in August, a monitor reports.
A photograph of a five-year-old boy who survived an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the extent of the civil war in Syria. The image has gone viral around the world.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura symbolically ended a meeting on Syria after saying no aid convoys reached besieged cities. He said the time had come for Russia and the United States to both push for an Aleppo ceasefire.
Over 17,000 detainees have died in Syrian government custody in the past five years from torture and disease, according to Amnesty International. Forced disappearances and horrific prisoner abuse are also widespread.
Russia has said it launched strikes against the so-called “Islamic State” from air bases in Iran. It’s a noticeable change of strategy for Moscow as it continues to aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The Mediterranean Sea has become a gateway to Europe for refugees and economic migrants
An Arab-Kurdish alliance with support from US air strikes has retaken the strategic town of Manbij near the Turkish border. The fate of some of the 2,000 civilians who fled the crumbling ‘IS’ stronghold remains in doubt.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has decried Russia’s “high level of responsibility” for the “catastrophic situation in Aleppo.” Humanitarian access has to be assured by the UN, the minister said.
An alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces have liberated the city of Manbij from the militant group. But some “IS” fighters fled the city, reportedly using hundreds of kidnapped civilians as “human shields.”
The terror organization ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has suffered serious losses in Syria, and even more in Iraq. It can no longer count on public support. Yet, it still has a few aces up its sleeve.
Many eastern European countries supply arms to the Middle East. The trade is said to be worth more than a billion euros, with the majority of goods going to Saudi Arabia. But the weapons don’t stay there.
Weekend airstrikes by unspecified belligerents have destroyed a hospital in northern Syria, Doctors Without Borders reports. Elsewhere, recent attacks by Russia have flattened opposition areas of Aleppo.
El-Imam was the first Egyptian in the YPG to be killed in the fight against IS
The Syrian government has confirmed its participation in the latest talks aimed at a political solution to the conflict. A UN official said he spoke with Damascus about the need for a UN-backed transition.
A senior al-Qaeda figure has urged the group to do what is necessary to protect the “holy struggle of the Syrian people.” Washington voiced skepticism over the split, saying it could be an exercise in rebranding.
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Activists have accused a supposedly moderate rebel group of beheading a boy on camera. Secretary of State John Kerry said the US is “very concerned” about the report.