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28 June, 2017 11:43 AM Turkey, Kurdish militia clash in northern Syria: Military

The Turkish military launched artillery fire on the YPG in retaliation, destroying several targets belonging to the group.   Ankara: The Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish militia have exchanged fire in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on Wednesday, amid growing tensions in the border region. The army said in a statement that forces of the Kurdish 246

28 June, 2017 6:59 AM Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian Kurds

Turkey’s military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces. A statement on Wednesday said the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria’s Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the “detected targets.” The YPG is the main component 87

19 June, 2017 10:55 PM Trump still lacks Syria strategy as fighting escalates

The U.S. military’s role in Syria has steadily escalated since President Trump took office, but even as fighting intensifies, the administration has said little to the public about its goals, nor has it released a long-stalled update on its strategy for the war-torn country. The latest escalation came over the weekend as U.S. forces shot down a Syrian 194

16 June, 2017 2:11 PM Russia says may have killed ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, US expresses scepticism

The Russian defence ministry said on Facebook that it is checking information that one of its air raids killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State. The US has said it is not able to corroborate the Russian claim. Moscow said on Friday its forces may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike in Syria last month 218

10 June, 2017 11:10 AM U.S.-backed Syrian militias push into IS-held Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have advanced into opposite sides of Islamic State's so-called Syrian capital of Raqqa, the forces and a war monitor said on Saturday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led coalition, began to attack Raqqa on Tuesday after a months-long campaign to cut it off. The U.S.-led coalition 99

9 June, 2017 5:11 PM Leftist leader quells rebellion in Britain's Labour with poll surge

BRITAIN-ELECTION/CORBYN (REFILE, PIX, TV):REFILE-Leftist leader quells rebellion in Britain's Labour with poll surge LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - It was always a long shot - "Kebab King" Ibrahim Dogus only stood as a Labour Party candidate in one of the richest parts of London to offer voters an alternative. As he expected, Dogus, a Kurdish restaurateur 68

4 June, 2017 4:12 AM Erdogan threatens new operation in northern Syria

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday to resume military actions against Syrian Kurdish fighters in case Turkey comes under attack by them. Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday to resume military actions against Syrian Kurdish fighters in case Turkey comes under attack by them. "We will not discuss the matter 51

10 May, 2017 1:00 PM US decision to arm Syrian Kurds could have 'negative result' for Washington: Turkey

Turkish PM said on Wednesday that a US decision to arm the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia fighting Islamic State in Syria would have consequences for Washington. Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday that a US decision to arm the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia fighting Islamic State in Syria would have consequences and a "negative 133

1 May, 2017 6:05 AM Turkish President Erdogan courts controversy, suggests multilateral dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue

'We should not allow more casualties to occur (in Kashmir). By having a multi-lateral dialogue, (in which) we can be involved, we can seek ways to settle the issue once and for all,' said President Erdogan. Even before his visit to India, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan courted by suggesting "multilateral dialogue" to resolve the Kashmir issue 139

1 May, 2017 4:57 AM Iraqi commander says to complete capture of Mosul in May

An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district. The battle should be completed "in a maximum of three weeks", the army's chief of staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi, was quoted as saying by state-run newspaper al-Sabah on Sunday. A US-led international 133