Thousands of Daesh (ISIS) detainees in Syria a ‘ticking time-bomb’

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Around 10,000 Daesh detainees and their families in nearby camps in northeastern Syria present a big security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, even though the US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia was fully capable of keeping them secure, … Read More

Trump reconsiders Syria withdrawal, strongly warns Turkey against military adventures

A handout photo made available by the US Army shows a US soldier overseeing members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they demolish a YPG (People’s Protection Units, a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria) fortification and raise a Tal Abyad … Read More

US plans ‘stabilizing force’ for Syria

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US soldiers gather for a briefing during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria, in November 2018. (Photo: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zoe Garbarino via AP) WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared before … Read More

The Syrian conflict at the brink of a turning point

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Even with only 200 American troops in Syria, the United States maintains its management role in the conflict. Vehicles belonging to the US-backed coalition drive down a road in Syria’s northern Deir Ez-Zor province, February 21. (AFP) US President Donald … Read More

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria summit

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Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the so-called ‘Baghouz pocket’ Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the … Read More

Syria conflict: Turkey says US plea on Kurds ‘unacceptable’

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YPG fighters have been battling IS militants, but are also being targeted by Turkey – Reuters Turkey’s president has strongly rejected US calls for his country to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such statements made … Read More

US warns Turkey any unilateral military action in Syria ‘worrying and unacceptable’

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Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and US soldiers patrol the Kurdish-held town of Al-Darbasiyah in northeastern Syria bordering Turkey on November 4, 2018  Delil SOULEIMAN (AFP/File) Turkey has announced a new operation will be launched in Syria within days … Read More

More Turkish troops to Syria border ahead of US pullout

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Turkey views the US-backed Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as a ‘terrorist offshoot’ of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed threats to target Kurdish fighters Monday as he sent more troops … Read More

Trump tariffs in retaliation for jailed American pastor send Turkey’s economy plunging

Fierce tensions between the United States and Turkey have continued to escalate over the weekend – resounding through the global economy and inseminating volatility throughout the Middle East markets – in response to Trump’s tough crackdown on the once esteemed … Read More

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