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Turkish missiles used in Syria include Europe-produced parts

Dec. 06, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Commercial brakes produced by a Dutch company to be used in ambulances in Turkey instead ended up in missiles used by Turkey in attacks in northeastern Syria, a report released Tuesday said. Between September 2021 and June 2022, field investigators with London-based...

Syria to close govt agencies for 2 days amid fuel crisis

Dec. 06, 2022 11:16 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's government will close state agencies for two days in December due to severe fuel shortages caused by a disruption in the arrival of supplies and Western sanctions, state media reported Tuesday. The decision to close the institutions on Dec. 11 and...

Turkish military vehicle runs over woman, child in Syria

Dec. 05, 2022 12:08 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Turkish military vehicle ran over a woman and a child in a northern Syrian town on Monday, killing them instantly and sparking protests by locals, opposition activists said. The apparent accident happened in the town of Atareb west of the northern city of Aleppo as...

State news: Iran executed 4 people it says spied for Israel

Dec. 04, 2022 07:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said. Three others received lengthy prison sentences. IRNA said the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard announced the...

Turkish strikes on US Kurd allies resonate in Ukraine war

Dec. 03, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. ...

Joint patrols resume in north Syria amid tension with Turkey

Dec. 03, 2022 07:44 AM EST

QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — U.S. troops Saturday resumed joint patrols with Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria days after they were stopped amid Turkish threats of a new ground incursion into the war-torn country. A patrol consisting of four American armored vehicles and one for the...

US military halts patrols against Islamic State in Syria

Dec. 02, 2022 17:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces have stopped joint military patrols in northern Syria to counter Islamic State extremists, as Turkish threats of a ground invasion stymie those missions with Kurdish forces. Other more limited security patrols by U.S. and Kurdish troops, particularly around prisons,...

Turkey: Russia, US failed to clear militia from Syria border

Dec. 02, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister charged Friday that the United States and Russia have failed to meet promises to clear Syria’s border with Turkey of Kurdish militants, forcing Ankara to intervene. Speaking at the Mediterranean Dialogues forum in Rome, Foreign...

Syrian rebels did not know Iraqi militant killed was IS head

Dec. 01, 2022 13:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — When Syrian rebels attacked a hideout in mid-October in the southern Syrian village of Jassem, they had no idea that a militant commander who was killed in the operation was the leader of the Islamic State group. Syrian opposition activists and state media apparently...

IS says leader Abu al-Hassan al-Qurayshi killed in battle

Nov. 30, 2022 16:01 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, was killed in battle recently, the group’s spokesman said in audio released Wednesday. He gave no further details. Al-Qurayshi is the second IS leader to be killed this year at a time when...