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Iran, Russia lash out at US plans to protect oil in Syria

Oct. 29, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Iran and Russia on Tuesday criticized and scoffed at Trump administration plans to protect oil deposits in Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accusing Washington of "illegal" actions. Lavrov joined Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Turkish Foreign Minister...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Oct. 10, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and sent panicked civilians scrambling to get out. Amid...

Invasion of northeast Syria carries gain and risk for Turkey

Oct. 9, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long threatened to send troops into northeastern Syria to clear the border region of Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Turkey considers a serious security threat. A Turkish invasion looks more likely after President Donald Trump's sudden...

The Latest: UN chief urges 'maximum restraint' in NE Syria

Oct. 7, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:00 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging "maximum restraint" by all parties in Syria's conflict, ahead of what Turkey says is its imminent offensive into the country's northeast. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said...

Turkey threatens solo army operation into northeast Syria

Oct. 5, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president, in his strongest warning yet, threatened Saturday to launch a military operation into northeastern Syria, where U.S. troops are deployed and have been trying to defuse tensions between Washington's two allies — Turkey and the Syrian Kurds. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's...