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Situation in Syria aggravated after temporary de-escalation- UN secretary general

The situation in Syria has aggravated after temporary de-escalation, said Antonio Gutteres, UN Secretary General.

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Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara’s ongoing operation inside Syria.

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Turkish-led forces capture 37th village from Kurdish militants

Syria’s deputy foreign minister has called on Kurds and Arabs in the region of Afrin in northwest Syria to unite to repel the Turkish operation, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)-owned broadcaster Rudaw said .

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Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic State militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded.

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Iraqi Official Says Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Still Alive But In Ill Health

An Iraqi official said Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains alive and is being treated at a hospital in Syria after being wounded in battle.

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Israel and Nightmare of a Two-Front War

If a war were to break out between Israel and Iranian-backed forces in Syria, the possibility that Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip would join the battle is more realistic today than ago, Israeli newspaper reported.

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Turkey tries to allay Russia and Iran’s concerns regarding Afrin operation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu arrived in Tehran Wednesday in an official trip, to meet Iranian high-ranking officials. Given the unexpected nature of the trip, it seems that issues regarding Ankara’s military operation in Syria are high on Çavuşoğlu’s agenda.

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Iran and Russia seem to become more worried about Turkey’s operation in northern Syria

Having taken a rather cautions stance regarding Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria, Tehran and Moscow is now apparently feeling more worried about the implications of Ankara’s move. Latest phone conversation between Iranian and Russian presidents could be analyzed in this context.

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Iran calls on Turkey to stop its military operation in Afrin, Syria

Turkey must stop its military offensive in Syria, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said yesterday, warning that the operation in the northern Afrin region breached Syrian sovereignty and would increase tension in the war-damaged country.

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Seven soldiers killed in Turkey’s operation in Syria

At least seven Turkish soldiers were killed Saturday in Syria’s Afrin province, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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Washington’s fresh accusations aim at sabotaging the political process regarding Syria

While the latest Russian-initiated peace talks on Syria was rather successful in creating a common ground between different factions, the United States is apparently trying to sabotage the peace efforts by raising unproven claims against the Syrian government.

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Syria congress begins in Russia but key players absent

Russia’s showpiece congress aimed at bringing Syria’s seven-year war closer to an end will go ahead on Tuesday, despite the country’s main opposition group and Kurdish minority saying they would boycott the event.

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Female Kurdish Fighter Blows Herself Up As Turkish Tank Enters Syrian Village

A female fighter within the Kurdish People’s Protection Units paramilitary group has blown herself up amid an ongoing offensive by Turkey-led forces in Syria’s Afrin regional sources report.

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U.S. Soldiers are Accidentally Revealing Sensitive Locations by Mapping Their Exercise Routes

U.S. soldiers may have inadvertently mapped remote military bases including in sensitive locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, through publicly sharing their jogging routes with a GPS tracking app.

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Will Turkey’s military operation in Syria lead to a confrontation with the US?

One week after the start of Turkish military operation in northern Syria, the move is still creating potentials for new conflicts among various parties involved in the war-torn country. Ankara’s warning to Washington to stay away from Manbij could be seen in the same vein. 

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With the opposition unwilling to attend, Syrian talks in Sochi seems to be a non-starter

As the Turkish military operation in northern Syria is still going on and the situation on the ground is still far from stable, Russia’s initiative to gather together different Syrian factions for political talks seems to be a non-starter.

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