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    Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey, plans to reimpose tariffs

    Reuters. Washington | Updated at 12:05pm on October 15, 2019

    US president Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly...

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    Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as US retreats

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of...

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    Kurds makes new agreement with Damascus

    Agence France-Presse . Qamishli, Syria | Updated at 03:12pm on October 14, 2019

    Syria’s Kurds on Sunday announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara pressed a deadly...

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    Turkey seizes parts of Syrian town

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Turkish forces and their Syrian allies seized large parts of the northern Syrian town of Suluk, a war monitor said on Sunday, as they pressed...

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    Pro-Turkey rebels ‘execute’ 9 civilians in Syria: monitor

    Agence France-Presse . Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria ‘executed’ at least nine civilians including a female politician on...

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    Merkel urges Erdogan to end Syria offensive

    Agence-France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    German chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria immediately, warning it could spark further destabilisation...

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    Turkey, Kurds, and lots of US weapons

    Tom Gallagher | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    TURKEY, a US ally in Syria, attacks another US ally in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group of militias whose very existence is...

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    Turkey steps up assault on Kurds defying sanctions threats

    Agence France-Presse . Ras al-Ain, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by...

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    Trump sets cats among flocks of pigeons

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    WHEN Dore Gold, one of the most powerful voices in Israel’s strategic community, raises his hands, skywards, and exclaims ‘today I feel as vulnerable as...

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    Turkey to continue assault against Syrian Kurdish forces

    Agence France-Presse . Ras Al-Ain | Updated at 02:12pm on October 12, 2019

    Battles raged in Syria as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press on with a deadly assault against Kurdish forces, while the Pentagon said...

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