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“ISIS took advantage of the Turkish incursion and the US withdrawal from northern Syria to rebuild its capabilities and resources both within Syria in the short term and internationally in the longer term,” the congressional intelligence committee said in the report.
According to Israeli army, four Syrian missiles were fired towards Israel
Al-Bab’s citizens go on general strike after the explosion in the Syrian border city
Relationship between Europe and Turkey is love-hate, says Assad
Under the Sochi deal, Turkish and Russian joint patrols had been set to begin on Tuesday at a depth of 10 km. However, Erdogan told parliament in a televised speech, that the joint will work on the ground on Friday.
The Russian warplanes have also resumed their bombardment on the de-escalation zone, carrying out several raids in the southern countryside of Idlib, the observatory added. There was no information about the casualties.
‘Abu Al-Hassan al-Muhajir targeted in a Syrian border town’, says army commander
Turkish Defense says one killed, five injured in attack against its troops
The Syrian military units, which were deployed on the highway, were accompanied by Russian forces, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Russia to cooperate with Turkey to remove Kurdish from borders
Al Assad is ready to support any popular resistance against Turkish invasion
More than 100 vehicles carrying US troops crossed from Syria into Iraq’s northern governorate of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said.
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.
Russian president to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE this week
Pro-Kurdish protests in Europe demand a stop to Turkish offensive
Arab League demands immediate halt of Turkish aggression in North Syria
Egypt meets SDC delegation in Cairo on “Turkey offensive” into northern Syria
Turkey strikes Syrian-Iraqi border, cutting off Kurdish route to reinforce
Withdrawing US troops could pave the way for IS to surge, says France
Turkey’s drilling in our regional waters is illegal and violates international laws, says Cypriot President
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.
Iraq’s government recently called for the reinstatement of Syria’s membership of the Arab League
Syrian government asserted committee ‘should be free of foreign intervention’
Rewriting Syria’s Constitution part of political solution, says Putin
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.