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Erdogan: Turkey to target Tal Rifaat in Syria operation

Turkey said the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat would be the next target of its cross-border campaign after the capture of Afrin from Syrian Kurdish militia. "God willing, we will ensure this operation achieves its goal after …

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Turkish army, FSA take complete control of Syria's Afrin

Afrin has been completely taken under control as part of the ongoing Operation Olive Branch, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) said in a statement on Saturday, Yeni Şafak reports. The military stated that all villages located in …

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Turkish army kills terrorists that attacked guardhouse

At least 23 YPG/PKK terrorists have been killed after their attack on a guardhouse in southeastern Sanliurfa province, according to Turkish General Staff. "PKK/PYD-YPG" terrorists launched a gun-and-rocket attack on a Turkish …

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Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

The Turkish Red Crescent is ready to provide humanitarian aid to all 323,000 people living in Syria’s Afrin, its head Kerem Kinik said. "Our General Staff was in contact with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the …

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Ankara promises to leave Afrin to 'real owners'

Turkey will not stay in Syria's Afrin and aims to leave the region to its real owners after the area is completely cleared of terrorists, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said. "As we said, we will …

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Bomb blast in Syria's Afrin kills 10 people

A bomb blast in a four-floor building in Syria's Afrin killed seven civilians and four Free Syrian Army members overnight, Anadolu news agency reported. The explosion hit after the Syrian rebels swept into the town with Turkish …

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Turkey encircling Afrin

Turkey claims to have encircled Afrin, trapping up to 200,000 civilians in the majority-Kurdish city, Ahval reports with a reference to British liberal newspaper The Guardian. “Queues of anxious families stretching for …

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Turkish military denies it hit Syrian hospital

The Turkish military denied on Saturday that it had struck a hospital in Syria’s Afrin region, where it is waging a nearly two-month-old offensive against Kurdish YPG forces, Reuters reported. The YPG and Syrian Observatory for …

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Turkish army fire on Afrin kills 18 civilians

Turkish artillery fire on Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 civilians on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "Since midnight, 18 civilians, including five children, were killed by Turkish artillery …

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12 killed and 60 wounded over past 24 hours in Afrin

Turkey says it won't hand over Afrin in northern Syria to the government in Damascus after it removes the Kurdish YPG militia, as its military and allied rebel forces prepare to attack the surrounded city. Thousands …

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Erdogan: Afrin town to be captured today

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped Turkey’s military and its rebel allies would completely capture the northern Syrian town of Afrin by this evening. Speaking to local administrators in …

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