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Suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria 'kills 5'

Beirut - A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria on Monday killed five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-jihadist coalition, a monitor said.

Suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria 'kills 5'

Beirut - A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria Monday killed five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-jihadist coalition, a monitor said.

Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Diyarbakir - Thousands demonstrated Saturday in Turkey's Kurdish-majority southeast to support a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November.

North Syria must be under regime control: Russia's Lavrov

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday the Syrian regime must take control of the country's north, after calls from the United States to set up a Turkish-controlled "security zone" in the area.

Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north Syria

Kamishli - A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw.

Pompeo 'optimistic' Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

Abu Dhabi - Washington's top diplomat said Saturday he was "optimistic" a way could be found to protect Syrian Kurds while allowing Turks to "defend their country from terrorists" following a US pullout from Syria.

Russian military police starts patrols around Syria's Manbij

Moscow - Russian military police have begun patrolling around the Syrian city of Manbij, a spokesman said Tuesday, moving into an area once held by US-backed Kurdish forces.

Turkey's 12,000-year-old town about to be engulfed

- From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family's town for generations will soon destroy it."My grandchildren will not see where I grew up, where I lived.

Pompeo pledges no IS return on Middle East tour

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that the Islamic State group would not be allowed to regroup as he headed to the Middle East following President Donald Trump's surprise decision to pull US troops from Syria.

What next for Syria's Kurds?

Beirut - Syria's Kurds have established an autonomous region during seven years of civil war, but the abrupt decision by their US ally to withdraw has thrown their political future into doubt.

Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

Damascus - The Syrian regime said Wednesday hundreds of Kurdish fighters had withdrawn from Manbij near the border with Turkey, days after the Kurds appealed to Damascus for support against a threatened Turkish offensive.

US flag flies in Syria's Manbij despite pullout notice

Sham - The Stars and Stripes fluttered above four US armoured vehicles driving through drizzle in the Syrian city of Manbij Sunday, each visibly carrying an armed soldier on lookout duty.

Despite regime troops nearby, Syrians in Manbij still fear Turkey

Sham - Syrian forces have deployed around the city of Manbij at the request of the Kurds, but Abu Azeez Jaber still fears a US military withdrawal will see Turkish troops enter.

Turkey says Syrian Kurds have no right to help from Damascus

Ankara - Turkey on Friday said a Syrian Kurdish militia "does not have the right" to appeal to Damascus for help to counter a threatened Turkish offensive in the north.

Syria army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Beirut - The Syrian army entered the key northern city of Manbij for the first time in six years on Friday, a spokesman said in a televised statement.

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome US withdrawal

Kilis - Residents and fighters in territory held by pro-Turkish rebels in northern Syria cautiously welcomed Washington's decision to pull out troops, viewing it as a chance to push further into Kurdish territory.

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome US withdrawal

Kilis - Residents and fighters in territory held by pro-Turkish rebels in northern Syria cautiously welcomed Washington's decision to pull out troops, viewing it as a chance to push further into Kurdish territory.

Turkey bolsters troops in Kurdish areas of northern Syria: war monitor

Beirut - Turkey on Saturday sent military reinforcements to northern Syria near an area controlled by Kurdish forces as Ankara threatens to carry out a fresh offensive to wipe them out, a war monitor said.

Syria Kurds warn US pullout gives IS chance to rebuild

Beirut - A Syria troop pullout announced by the White House could allow the Islamic State group to rebuild, the Kurdish-dominated force battling the jihadists on the ground warned on Thursday.

Car bomb kills 9 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

- A car bomb killed at least nine people including five civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.

Turkey court orders Kurdish leader to remain in custody

Ankara - A Turkish court on Thursday ordered the continued detention of Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas despite a European rights court ruling calling for his release, an official from his political party said.

Kurdish leader tells Turkish court he is a 'political hostage'

Sincan - Jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas said he was a "political hostage" on Wednesday during his first court appearance in Turkey since a European rights court demanded his release.

Turkey to launch operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday warned it will launch a new operation in Syria within days against an American-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, risking renewed tensions with NATO ally the United States.

Turkey defies rights court ruling on jailed Kurdish politician

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday rejected a request to free a jailed top Kurdish politician after over two years behind bars, defying a European rights court ruling that his detention was politically motivated.

East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

Beirut - US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up a fierce defence of their last Syrian redoubt.

East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

Beirut - US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up a fierce defence of their last Syrian redoubt.

East Syria fighting kills more than 200 in three days: monitor

Beirut - A major attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 92 US-backed forces in three days while 51 civilians also died in the fighting, a war monitor said on Monday.

US-backed force says resuming anti-IS assault in eastern Syria

Kamishli - A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led anti-jihadist coalition said Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria.

Seven Turkish soldiers die in munitions blast

Ankara - Seven Turkish soldiers were killed in an "accidental" explosion at an army munitions depot, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

Kurds near Turkey border dread fresh offensive

- Chimo Osman's children stopped going to school after Turkish shelling struck his home in northeastern Syria, where Kurdish residents fear another military onslaught is imminent.
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