war in Syria

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lavrov: US threatens unity of Syria

The United States is eyeing long-term, even permanent foothold in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. Lavrov added that the …

 Turkish forces 'encircle' Syria's Afrin

Turkey's military has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured "critically important areas," BBC …