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Syrian army confronts Turkish offensive

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/14/19, 12:34 pm

After fighting for self-rule for years, Kurdish groups in northeastern Syria struck a deal with the Syrian government in exchange for help defending themselves from a Turkish invasion. Syrian troops on Monday took up a position in the predominantly Assyrian Christian town of Tell Tamer, about 12 miles from the Turkish border.

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Turkish offensive hits U.S. post in Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/12/19, 10:24 am

Turkish artillery fire did not hurt any American troops, who evacuated a post that got caught in the line of fire on Friday outside the town of Kobani, Syria. Turkey said it ended the strike, aimed at Kurdish forces in the area, after communicating with the U.S. military.

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Broken alliances

Politics | Looking at the long-term effects of the U.S. withdrawal from northeast Syria
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/10/19, 05:15 pm

WASHINGTON—Overwhelming bipartisan backlash met President Donald Trump’s announcement Sunday that U.S. troops would withdraw from northeastern Syria, abandoning the Kurdish fighters who supported the battle against Islamic State (ISIS).

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