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Turkey begins Afrin operation; shells Syrian Kurds

ANKARA: The Turkish military on Friday shelled several Democratic Union Party (PYD) targets in the besieged Syrian border town of Afrin. Ankara considers the Syrian-Kurdish PYD an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is waging an insurgency ...

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Kurdish YPG says Turkey shelling Afrin heavily

Related Articles BEIRUT: The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish forces had fired around 70 shells at Kurdish villages in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria in a bombardment from Turkish territory that began around midnight and continued into Friday ...

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Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies. Turkey’s foreign minister said ...

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US seeks to calm tensions with Turkey over Syria border force

Related Articles ANKARA: Washington seems to be trying to ease tensions with Ankara following reports that the US-led coalition against Daesh would establish a 30,000-strong border security force with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish ...

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