Gulf Times - Afrin
Erdogan hits back at Russia's Lavrov over Syria

Erdogan hits back at Russia's Lavrov over Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's comments that the Syrian town of Afrin, seized from Kurdish militia by Ankara, should be handed over to Damascus.

'Women's army' vows to fight on in Syria after Briton's death

'Women's army' vows to fight on in Syria after Briton's death

An all-female Kurdish militia vowed to fight on after the death of a 26-year-old British woman during a major assault on a region in northern Syria where it has boosted women's rights.

Aid reaches Syrians displaced by Turkey's Afrin assault: ICRC

Aid reaches Syrians displaced by Turkey's Afrin assault: ICRC

Humanitarian aid on Tuesday reached desperate families displaced to the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat by a nearby Turkish offensive, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Syria's Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is 'liberated'

Syria's Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is 'liberated'

Syria's Kurds vowed to fight to retake the Kurdish enclave of Afrin after Turkey-led fighters on Sunday seized control of its main city two months into a offensive.

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken ‘total’ control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey turned up the heat on Syria's Afrin Wednesday, launching deadly strikes on Damascus loyalists deployed around the Kurdish enclave and closing in on its main city.

Turkish forces 'surround' Syrian Kurdish city

Turkish forces 'surround' Syrian Kurdish city

Turkey said Tuesday its army and allied rebels have surrounded the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria, raising the prospect of another devastating siege in the country's long conflict.

Hundreds flee Turkish advance on Afrin city

Hundreds flee Turkish advance on Afrin city

Hundreds of civilians fled a Turkish-led advance on Syria's Kurdish-majority city of Afrin on Monday, a monitor said.

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday.

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Hundreds of miles away from family and friends facing an attack by Turkey, Kurdish and Arab forces deployed in the eastern Syrian desert against jihadists have become increasingly frustrated.

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria - army

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria - army

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria's Afrin region, the army said on Friday, after a lull in air strikes following the shooting down of Russian warplane elsewhere in Syria last weekend.