12 killed, several wounded by car bomb in northern Syria.

A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 12 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defence Ministry said. Northern Syria ha...


Tensions high ahead of Trump’s meeting with Turkish President Erdogan.

Erdogan and Trump have a difficult agenda Wednesday that includes Turkey's decision to buy a Russian air defence system and its attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

8 killed, 20 injured by car bomb in northeast Syria.

The ministry said Sunday that 20 people were also injured in the attack in the village of Salik Atik, south of Tal Abyad. It blamed the attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Syrian government troops, Turkish forces clash in northeast Syria: reports.

Intense clashes broke out Saturday between Syrian government troops and Turkish-led forces in northeast Syria, the country's state media and an opposition war monitor reported.

Turkey calls on Russia, U.S. to remove Kurdish fighters from Syrian border areas

Erdogan says the Kurdish fighters are still present in several areas.


Turkey vows to send ISIS members back to their countries of origin.

Suleyman Soylu said in Ankara that members of the extremist group held by Turkey would be returned regardless of countries revoking their citizenship.

13 killed by car bomb in Syria-Turkey border town: officials.

Turkey's defence ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition gunmen from Kurdish-led fighters.

Christian fighters to oversee security in northern Syria, Kurdish forces say.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Saturday that the deployment will take place in villages close to the town of Tal Tamr in the Khabur river region.


Russia, Turkey begin joint patrols in northeast Syria.

The patrols will cover two sections, in the west and east of Turkey’s operation zone in Syria, with a depth of 10 kilometers. Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters now control the border towns of Tal Abyad, Ras al-Ayn and nearby vil...

Syrian Kurdish forces say al-Baghdadi aide killed in joint operation with U.

The commander, Mazloum Abdi, says that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir was killed late on Sunday near Jarablus, a town in northwestern Syria.

Trump lifts sanctions imposed on Turkey, calls ceasefire a ‘big success’.

"The sanctions will be lifted unless something happens that we are not happy with," Trump said in a special address from the White House where he also cast skepticism about the meaning of "permanent" in "that part of the world."

Turkey signals it will not resume offensive against Kurds in northest Syria.

Turkey's defense ministry said the U.S. had announced that the Syrian Kurdish fighters had completed their pullout from areas Turkey invaded earlier this month, as a five-day cease-fire allowing for the withdrawal expired Tuesday night.

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Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish forces despite cease-fire.

Sunday’s ministry statement said that Syrian Kurdish fighters have violated the three-day-old cease-fire some 20 times.

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Turkey, Kurdish forces exchange blame as fighting continues in Syria.

Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice-President Mike Pence to enforce the deal.

Russia steps in as Turkey defies NATO allies in Syria.

Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey’s president defied growing pressure and sanctions from Western allies for a cease-fire in northern Syria.

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Turkish troops, Kurdish forces battle for key town along Syrian border.

The United States also called on Turkey to stop the offensive and declare a cease-fire, while European Union countries moved to broaden an arms sale embargo against their easternmost ally.

Trump says new sanctions on Turkey coming ‘soon’, halts trade negotiations.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he's issuing new sanctions against Turkey, halting trade negotiations and raising steel tariffs.

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Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey as U.S. troops prepare to leave Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said he's issuing new sanctions against Turkey, halting trade negotiations and raising steel tariffs.

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U.S. troops weigh options for exits in Syria as Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey

The Turks began attacks in Syria against the Kurds, longtime U.S. battlefield allies against IS, after President Donald Trump declared U.S. troops would stay out of the fight.

Syrian army prepares for clashes with Turkish forces as U.

The Syrian army’s deployment near the Turkish border came hours after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help fend off Turkey’s invasion, now in its sixth ...

Trump ordered U.S. troops to leave northern Syria, move south: Defence chief

Esper isn't saying how many U.S. troops will leave the north, but he says they represent most of the 1,000 troops in Syria.

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Trump defends pulling troops from northern Syria, says he is an ‘island of one’.

Trump remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has endangered stability in the Middle East and risked the lives of Syrian Kurdish allies who helped the U.S. bring down the Islamic State group in Syria.

Hundreds of ISIS supporters escape as Turkish forces approach key Syrian town.

Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people near a U.S.-led coalition base, Syrian Kurdish official...

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Turkish forces capture key Syrian border town

Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry, marking the most significant gain since the invasion began Wednesday.

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‘Stupid endless wars’: Trump defends decision to pull U.

Turkey launched its offensive Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S. against the Islamic State.

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