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Turkey will enter Manbij if U.S. doesn't remove YPG fighters, Erdogan says
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Turkey will enter Manbij if U.S. doesn't remove YPG fighters, Erdogan says

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Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and it will also target Kurdish-controlled areas further east, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. "Manbij is a place where Arabs live, but they have surrendered the area to the terror organization," Erdogan told...

SDF fighters capture ISIL pocket in Deir Ezzor
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SDF fighters capture ISIL pocket in Deir Ezzor

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A United States-backed Kurdish coalition has captured the last town held by fighters from ISIL in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province. On Friday, an unnamed military source and a war monitor said Hajin was retaken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish as well as Arab and Assyrian fighters, in the early hours of...

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels ready to back Turkish operation in northeast
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Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels ready to back Turkish operation in northeast

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Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels are ready to join a Turkish military offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, but no date has been set for the operation, a spokesman for the main Turkish-backed Syrian rebel group said Thursday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey will launch the military...

US-backed Syrian forces smash Daesh defenses in east
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US-backed Syrian forces smash Daesh defenses in east

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Kurdish-led forces Thursday moved deep into Hajin, the main village in the last pocket still held by Daesh (ISIS) in eastern Syria, an opposition-aligned monitor said. The Syrian Democratic Forces, with support from airstrikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition, deployed across the Euphrates Valley village. "The SDF managed to...

 US-backed forces recapture borderline from Daesh
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US-backed forces recapture borderline from Daesh

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Zaman Al Wasl

     (Zaman Al Wasl)- US-backed Syrian forces on Wednesday have recaptured the borderline with Iraq from Daesh (ISIS) as heavy clashes enter the third week in the jihadist group's last major foothold.  The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been attempting to take Daesh’s territory on the banks of the Euphrates...

Car-bomb blast kills 1, injures 21 in Azaz
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Car-bomb blast kills 1, injures 21 in Azaz

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At least one person was killed and 21 others were injured in a car bombing in the opposition-held Azaz town in northern Syria on Wednesday, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency.  The explosion struck near a local hospital in the town, it said.  Rescuers from the White Helmets and the Turkish...

Turkey to start operation against Kurdish forces in Syria in 'next few days'
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Turkey to start operation against Kurdish forces in Syria in 'next few days'

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Turkey will start an operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria in a "few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move that could further complicate relations with the United States. "We will start the operation to clear the east of the Euphrates from separatist terrorists in a few days. Our target is never...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran to present Syrian committee lineup

Russia, Turkey and Iran will present a list of candidates for the Syrian Constitutional Committee to the UN next week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. The document is ready and will be presented to the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura next week, Lavrov said, speaking at a news conference in Baku,...

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Business

Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found that it had conformed with French law. Ghosn has been held under arrest in Japan since November 19 on charges of financial misconduct and under-reporting his pay as head of...

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Opinion

Washington seeks the Iraqi scenario in Syria: opinion

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A very significant development has taken place in the last few hours where the congressional council approved one of the laws before it concerning the amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Act and the development of its items, promising to achieve the administration’s goals for the coming five  years until...

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One of Khashoggi killers said 'I know how to cut' on audio: Erdogan

One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh for its changing account of how Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of...

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Former female detainee brutally beaten in Turkey after revealing rape memos in Assad prisons

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Aida al-Haj Yousuf, former Syrian detainee, was severely beaten by unknown attackers in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Tuesday, following torture and rape memos published by Zaman al-Wasl. Yousuf, who has been released, as part of prisoner exchange, is living with her children in Gaziantep, in order to escape death....

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Syrian Refugees

Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

Faraj was born in the pouring rain on a nondescript stretch of desert road in eastern Syria as his family fled escalating fighting over the Islamic State group's last bastion. His family was part of a group of around 200 civilians who managed to escape from a pocket of territory in Deir Ezzor province that is still held by the...

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