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  1. Turkey, a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, views Kurdish forces across its border in Afrin as an existential threat. Last month, Turkey launched a ...

  2. The warning sets up a potential clash between Turkish troops and Syrian forces backed by Iran and Russia, whose deployment would be a first step toward restoring President Bashar al ...

  3. President Bashar al-Assad has in recent days been sending reinforcements from across the country to the edge of Eastern Ghouta, besieged by regime troops since 2013. On Sunday, ...

  4. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells 60 Minutes that military action is possible if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to use chlorine gas against his own people. "We ...

  5. More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in ...

  6. Russia has used private military contractors to buttress its conventional forces in Syria and reduce its official footprint as it props up the regime of President Bashar al-Assad ...

  7. The US officials say hundreds of fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacked positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir al-Zour province ...

  8. The deployment will be of “popular” forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, Sky News Arabia reported. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the plan will not derail ...

  9. “The U.S. should stop playing very dangerous games which could lead to the dismemberment of the Syrian state,” Lavrov said at a Middle East conference in Moscow on Monday, alongside his Iranian ...

  10. ...in Afrin Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul Mon 19 Feb 2018 14.00 EST Last modified on Mon 19 Feb 2018 17.00 EST Turkey warned the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad that it risked a military confrontation with Ankara if it intervened in an ongoing war in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in a further escalation of tensions that hint at the possible widening of an already complex conflict. ...

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