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Turkey risks US anger with plans to expand Syria campaign eastwards

Turkey risks US anger with plans to expand Syria campaign eastwards

Expanding Turkey's military campaign into the larger Kurdish-held territory east of the Euphrates would risk confronting troops of NATO ally the United States.

  • by Daren Butler

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'Accidental': Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria
Russia

'Accidental': Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syria forces responding to an Israeli airstrike.

  • by Nataliya Vasilyeva
Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops after deal with Russia
Russia

Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops after deal with Russia

The deal will create a new demilitarised zone from which "radical" rebels must withdraw by the middle of next month.

  • by Tulay Karadeniz & Suleiman Al-Khalidi
Russian aircraft with 14 on board disappears off Syria's coast
Syria

Russian aircraft with 14 on board disappears off Syria's coast

The military said the plane disappeared as four Israeli fighter jets were attacking targets in the area.

  • by Christian Lowe
Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company

Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company

Loud explosions shook Syria's coastal province of Latakia late on Monday, sending orange flames into the sky.

US-backed forces storm IS village in east Syria as Israel hits Damascus
USA

US-backed forces storm IS village in east Syria as Israel hits Damascus

Despite losing most of the territory it held between Iraq and Syria since its peak in 2014, the jihadist IS remains a disruptive force in both countries.

  • by Bassem Mroue
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The pending bloodletting in Syria may only be the end of the beginning
Israel

The pending bloodletting in Syria may only be the end of the beginning

Two impending battles in Syria may mark the end of major military operations in the civil war, but may not end the violence

  • by Nick O'Malley
Air strike warning app helps Syrians dodge death
Syria

Air strike warning app helps Syrians dodge death

Air strikes have been a fact of daily life for millions of Syrians living in rebel-held areas. Finally they can tell when they're coming.

  • by Sarah Dadouch
US-backed forces launch major battle against Islamic State in Syria
Syria

US-backed forces launch major battle against Islamic State in Syria

US-backed forces have launched what they hope will be the final battle for territory in the four-year old war against the Islamic State.

  • by Liz Sly
Syria's fate: a bloodbath followed by a peace to end all peace
Opinion
Opinion

Syria's fate: a bloodbath followed by a peace to end all peace

Assad's bloody victory in Syria now appears to be certain and the fate of civilians trapped in Idlib to be grim

  • by Nick O'Malley
Seventeen years after 9/11, al-Qaeda stronger in Syria and elsewhere
Iraq

Seventeen years after 9/11, al-Qaeda stronger in Syria and elsewhere

Far from vanquishing the extremist group and its associated "franchises", critics say, US policies in the Middle East appear to have encouraged its spread.

  • by Nabih Bulos