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The Syrian border town continues to fight

"If the US can fulfill its promise at the end of the 120 hours, the problem of the safe zone will be solved," Erdogan said at a gathering of foreign news media in Istanbul for a break in the offensive on which Turkey and the United States States have agreed on Thursday. "If the promises are not kept," he added, …

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The fighting on the Turkish-Syrian border continues despite a US-led ceasefire

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey – Shots, grenades and mortars hit the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain on Friday, despite the United States signing a ceasefire agreed Thursday night Vice-President Mike Pence in Ankara urges Turkey to to suspend their military operations in northeastern Syria for five days so that the Kurdish forces can withdraw from a designated security zone rifle fire …

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Kurdish militia fighting back at the Syrian border

Since the Kurdish authorities asked for the help of President Bashar al-Assad's government, for the first time since the government lost control of the region several years ago, thousands of Syrian troops have been flooded into northern Syria. But Syrian government forces have kept their distance from the border region near Ras al-Ain, where Kurdish forces are fighting alone. Instead, …

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Turkish troops attack Syrian border towns

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish forces attacked areas around two Syrian border towns with renewed fire on Sunday and continued their offensive against the Kurdish militia in the face of fierce international opposition for a fifth day. Smoke rises near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS / Khalil Ashawi Turkey faces possible sanctions from the …

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Turkey claims to have conquered important Syrian border town while the offensive continues

Turkish forces claimed to have taken control of an important Syrian border town on Saturday as the attack on Kurdish fighters in the region continued. The Turkish Ministry of Defense claimed to have conquered Ras al-Ayn. As part of the operation, codenamed "Peace Spring," which began on Wednesday. NBC News could not independently verify the claim. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic …

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Turkish military, rebels "soon" across the Syrian border | Syrian news

Turkish troops and allies will soon be crossing the Syrian border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's communications director said when Turkey sought military intervention against Kurdish-led troops in northeastern Syria. Turkey is ready to enter northeastern Syria since US troops began evacuating the area on Sunday. This was criticized in Washington by US President Donald Trump as a betrayal of the …

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Shoot her, Trump suggested: In his border war

The room included Kirstjen Nielsen, the then Minister of Homeland Security; Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State; Kevin K. McAleenan, then Chief of Customs and Border Patrol; and Stephen Miller, assistant to the White House, who more than anyone had staged Mr. Trump's immigration agenda. Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, was also present, along with Jared Kushner, the …

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Senate decides to kill National Emergency Declaration along the southern border

The Senate voted again Wednesday to end President Trump's declaration on the national emergency on the southern border. Eleven Republican senators voted with Democrats to end the declaration of emergency. The February statement states that the situation at the southern border is a border security and humanitarian crisis threatening US national security. Mr. Trump made the statement that he could …

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