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Russian army chief in Syria meets Kurds over Turkey tensions

Nov. 28, 2022 15:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The chief of Russian forces in Syria has met with a Kurdish commander over threats by Turkey to launch a new incursion into northern Syria, a Kurdish spokesman and an Arab TV station said Monday. Siamand Ali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces,...

Syrian Kurds say they have stopped operations against IS

Nov. 26, 2022 10:40 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The commander of the main U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force in Syria said Saturday they have halted operations against the Islamic State group due to Turkish attacks on northern Syria over the past week. Mazloum Abdi of the Syrian Democratic Forces told reporters that...

US official urges 'de-escalation' as Turkey strikes Syria

Nov. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. official in Syria on Friday called for an “immediate de-escalation” following days of deadly airstrikes and shelling along the Syria-Turkey border, saying the actions destabilize the region and undermine the fight against the Islamic State group. Turkey...

Erdogan vows Syria ground invasion, Kurds prepare response

Nov. 23, 2022 14:49 PM EST

QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Wednesday to order a land invasion of northern Syria targeting Kurdish groups, amid yearslong border violence and repeated Turkish incursions. Turkey has launched a barrage of airstrikes on suspected militant...

Report: Explosion near Syrian capital kills Iranian colonel

Nov. 23, 2022 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion in Syria has killed an official with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, the force said on its website Wednesday, blaming Israel for the killing. The force identified the officer killed as Col. Davoud Jafari, who it said was working for the Guard's...

Turkish strikes on Kurds stoke tensions with Syria as well

Nov. 23, 2022 09:58 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia has pushed for years for a reconciliation between its ally, the Syrian government, and Turkey, which stood on opposing sides in Syria’s civil war. Recent weeks saw the first small signs of possible progress. But that could be threatened by this weekend’s...

Arab world revels in Saudi win over Argentina at World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 16:55 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Overjoyed fans erupted in celebration around the Arab world Tuesday after Saudi Arabia’s shocking World Cup win over Argentina. From Syria and Jordan to Gaza and Qatar — host of this year’s World Cup -- fans basked in Saudi Arabia's achievement, one of...

Turkey hints new Syria offensive; Russia urges restraint

Nov. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EST

ANKARA (AP) — Turkey’s president again hinted at a possible new ground offensive in Syria against Kurdish militants on Tuesday, as Syrian forces denounced new airstrikes and Russia urged restraint and called on Ankara to avoid an escalation. Russian presidential envoy in Syria...

Kurdish militants fire at Turkish border town, 2 killed

Nov. 21, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Suspected Kurdish militants in Syria fired rockets across the border into Turkey on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, Turkish officials said. The attack followed deadly airstrikes by Turkey on suspected militant targets in Syria and Iraq. ...

Turkey strikes in Syria, Iraq a week after Istanbul bombing

Nov. 20, 2022 11:43 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey launched deadly airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday, targeting Kurdish groups that Ankara holds responsible for last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul. Warplanes attacked bases of the outlawed Kurdistan...