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Afrin city center will be encircled in coming days: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 20 that the city center of Syria’s Afrin will be “encircled” in the coming days by advancing Turkish soldiers and members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Erdoğan was speaking at the ruling Justice and Development

Russian FM Lavrov warns U.S ‘Don’t Play With Fire’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the US not to “play with fire” in Syria and carefully consider its steps based “not on immediate needs of today’s political situation, but rather from the long-term interests of the Syrian people and all the peoples of

Turkish President Says Afrin Op Close To ‘Victory’

Erdoğan: Turkish army has advanced 300 square kilometers in Afrin op. Turkish President Says Afrin Op Close To ‘Victory’. Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey’s ongoing operation in northwestern Syria is getting closer to “victory” with each passing day. Erdogan addressed a large crowd prior to

Macron threatens to strike Syria if chemical weapons are used

France will strike Syria if the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population is confirmed, stated French President Emmanuel Macron, Deutsche Welle reports. Macron clarified that in such a case, the strike will be directed against the locations where the chemical weapons are created or

Israeli F-16 jet shot down by Syria fire, says military

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet has been shot down by Syrian military while targeting what it called Iranian sites responsible for launching a drone into occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli military said on Saturday “a combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian UAV that was launched

Syria says rare U.S. strike an effort to support terrorism

BEIRUT: Syrian state-run media said Thursday a rare U.S. strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort “to support terrorism.” The U.S.-led coalition said its action was in “self-defense,” citing a major attack