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James Mattis says US to install observation posts on Syria-Turkey border to minimise tensions between Turks, Kurds
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James Mattis says US to install observation posts on Syria-Turkey border to minimise tensions between Turks, Kurds

James Mattis said US will be setting up observation posts in several locations up along the northern Syrian border

Turkey, Syrian rebel allies take full control of war-torn country's Afrin region after eight-week campaign, says source
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Turkey, Syrian rebel allies take full control of war-torn country's Afrin region after eight-week campaign, says source

Turkey’s military and its Syrian rebel allies have taken full control of northwest Syria’s Afrin region, a Turkish army source said on Saturday.

Turkish-led forces capture Kurdish town of Afrin, seizure likely to have repercussions on Syrian civil war
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Turkish-led forces capture Kurdish town of Afrin, seizure likely to have repercussions on Syrian civil war

The capture of Afrin from the Kurds by Turkish-led fighters on Sunday could have major repercussions for Syria's protracted war

Turkish forces in control of Syria's Afrin city; no clashes between pro-Ankara forces, Kurdish groups
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Turkish forces in control of Syria's Afrin city; no clashes between pro-Ankara forces, Kurdish groups

The journalists in Afrin saw Ankara-backed Syrian Arab fighters and Turkish soldiers in every neighbourhood of the city.

Turkey denies allegations of using chemical weapons in Syria's Afrin region, says it takes utmost care of civilians
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Turkey denies allegations of using chemical weapons in Syria's Afrin region, says it takes utmost care of civilians

Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria’s Afrin region on Friday.

Syria sees thousands protest in Afrin to end Turkish-led assault, urge Russia to take firm stand
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Syria sees thousands protest in Afrin to end Turkish-led assault, urge Russia to take firm stand

Thousands protested in Syria's Afrin on Sunday as local authorities called on world powers to intervene to halt a Turkish-led assault, accusing Russia of complicity in civilian deaths in the region

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syrian military operation against Kurds would stretch as far as Iraq
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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syrian military operation against Kurds would stretch as far as Iraq

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq — a move which risks a possible confrontation with US forces allied to the Kurds

Turkey reacts sharply after US-led coalition in Syria announces creation of 30,000-strong border security force
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Turkey reacts sharply after US-led coalition in Syria announces creation of 30,000-strong border security force

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said on Sunday it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria.