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Op-Ed: US ground troops will not be involved in policing Syria ceasefire

The United States is proceeding with its withdrawal from northeast Syria. The Pentagon said on Friday that no US ground troops will help enforce the ceasefire agreement that was recently negotiated with Turkey.

Kurds and Turks disagree as to meaning of Syrian ceasefire

The recently 250 hour truce in Syria negotiated between Turkey and the US has been marred by sporadic fighting and contradictory reports about whether the Kurds are withdrawing as required or hunkering down and Turks may also be continuing the fight.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to get Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, a presidential spokesman told AFP.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to ensure Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview 

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, the presidency spokesman said.

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations over shaky Syria truce

Ceylanpinar - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired off a fresh warning Saturday to "crush" Kurdish forces as both sides traded accusations of violating a US-brokered truce deal in northeastern Syria.

Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation Tuesday if deal not respected

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they did not withdraw from a "safe zone".

What is the 'safe zone' Turkey wants in Syria?

Ankara - Turkey agreed with the United States to suspend its deadly offensive in northern Syria, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promising to end the assault if Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" along the border.

Turkey-led strikes kill 14 civilians in northeast Syria

- Turkish-led bombardment Friday killed 14 civilians in northeastern Syria, as Turkey's president threatened to broaden his assault and an hours-old US-brokered deal already appeared to crumble.

Op-Ed: Turkey and US agree to a problematic ceasefire in Syria

Just one day after Turkish President Erdogan claimed there was no possibility of a ceasefire in northern Syria where his forces have invaded to create a 30 km "safe zone", US Vice-President Pence announced the US and Turkey reached a 120 hour ceasefire.

Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal

Ankara - Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced Thursday after high-stakes talks.

Turks and allies to launch an offensive on Syrian city of Manbij

When the Turks launched their invasion of northern Syria last week, they claimed their intention was to create a 30 km deep "safe zone". They have yet to achieve that goal but they have now indicated they will move against the city of Manbij.

Turkey slams 'dirty deal' between Syria's Assad and Kurdish forces

Istanbul - Turkey dismissed global opposition to its military operation in Syria on Tuesday and slammed a "dirty deal" between President Bashar al-Assad's regime and Kurdish forces as US troops began their withdrawal from the battle zone.

Turkish families flee Kurdish mortars

Viransehir - The day before Turkey began its Syria offensive had been like any other day for Ayse, making bread at home while the children played outside in the sweltering heat.

Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US

- Kurdish fighters put up fierce resistance Tuesday to Turkish forces battling to seize a key town in northeastern Syria, as the violence forced international aid organisations to halt their activities.

Op-Ed: Syrian forces enter cities of Kobane and Manbji after deal

A deal worked out between the Assad government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Front forces in talks brokered by Russia has resulted in the Kurds handing over the two cities of Kobane and Manbji to Syrian government control along with Kurd forces.

Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds

- The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border Monday to contain Ankara's deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal.

Syrian government, Russians, and Kurdish-led forces hold talks

Ahmed Suleiman, who is a senior member of the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party in Syria said that the Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were holding negotiations with the Russians also taking part.

Op-Ed: Trump signs executive order to take broad action against Turkey

Trump removed US troops from Syrian border areas with Turkey in effect giving Turkey a green light to invade and establish its "safe zone".

On Turkish frontline, fear of criticising operation

Suru - Bearing the brunt of fierce Kurdish counter-attacks, Turkish residents on the frontline of the new offensive into Syria are longing for the return of peace but terrified of speaking openly.

Turkish offensive stretches Syria hospital to limit

- Writhing in pain on a hospital stretcher, Fatima al-Issa bit on a purple handkerchief as a medical team tended to wounds she suffered in Turkish bombardment of northeast Syria.
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