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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.

Turkey ramps up Syria incursion as civilians flee airstrikes

Turkey ramps up Syria incursion as civilians flee airstrikes

Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have pressed on with Operation Olive Branch in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave despite mounting international concern and reports of rising civilian casualties.

Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors

Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors

A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of the doctors' union on Tuesday, after the body criticised Turkey's military operation in north Syria.

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign against Kurdish militia

Turkish warplanes and artillery took advantage of the clear skies and pounded the hill of Barsaya near the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwestern Syria.

US to end weapons support for Syrian Kurdish YPG

US to end weapons support for Syrian Kurdish YPG

The United States has told Turkey it will not provide any more weapons to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish presidency said, as Turkey's offensive against the US-backed YPG in Syria entered its eighth day.

Syrian Kurds won't attend Russia's Sochi congress

Syrian Kurds won't attend Russia's Sochi congress

Syria's main Kurdish groups have not received a final invite to a peace congress scheduled to take place in Russia next week and will not attend while a Turkish assault on Afrin continues, a senior Kurdish official said on Thursday.

Turkey says seeks no clash with US, Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

Turkey says seeks no clash with US, Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday, the fourth day of its air and ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria.

Turkey expects swift campaign against US-backed Kurds in Syria

Turkey expects swift campaign against US-backed Kurds in Syria

Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush the US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region in an air and ground offensive that President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had agreed to.

Death toll in Syria's Afrin climbs to 18

Death toll in Syria's Afrin climbs to 18

The death toll from a Turkish offensive in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria stands at 18 civilians, including women and children, the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia alliance said on Monday.

Turkey says those opposing operation in Syria's Afrin siding with terrorists

Turkey says those opposing operation in Syria's Afrin siding with terrorists

Anyone who opposes Turkey's operation in northern Syria's Afrin region is siding with terrorists and will be treated accordingly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.

Turkish strikes kill 8 civilians in Afrin region

Turkish strikes kill 8 civilians in Afrin region

Turkish air raids killed eight civilians on Sunday in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin, according to a war monitor and a spokesman for the Kurdish forces that control the area.

Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province

Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said, in a move likely to drive a deeper wedge between Ankara and the United States.