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Battle to Retake Syrian City Turns Into a Geopolitical Test of the War - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A northern Syrian city that is one of the Islamic State's last enclaves in the country is under assault by military forces bearing down from all sides. The complication is that the advancing forces — the Syrian Army and pro ...and more »

Russian Airstrike Kills 3 Turkish Soldiers in Syria in 'Friendly Fire' - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Russian airstrike killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria on Thursday, an attack that both countries described as an accident. Still, it injected new tension into a volatile corner of the Syrian battlefield as new clashes ...and more »

Erdogan, Trump agree joint action against Islamic State in Syria: Turkish sources - Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in an overnight phone call on joint action against Islamic State in the Syrian towns of Raqqa and al-Bab, both held by the militants, Turkish presidency sources ...and more »

US and Turkey to 'work together' to fight Isis in Syria - The Independent

Turkish presidential sources say US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have agreed to work together to retake the Syrian towns of Al Bab and Raqqa from Isis. The two leaders discussed the fight against terror and Syria's ...and more »

Russian bombing in Syria mistakenly kills three Turkish soldiers - Reuters

AMMAN/ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian air strikes on Thursday accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers during an operation against Islamic State in Syria, the Turkish military said, highlighting the risk of unintended clashes between the numerous outside ...and more »

Syrian regime and rebels converge on al-Bab to battle Isis - Financial Times

Syrian regime forces and Turkish troops closed in on the strategically important Isis stronghold of al-Bab on Wednesday, fuelling speculation that former adversaries in Syria's civil war are co-ordinating their offensive against the jihadi group ...and more »

Trump vows NATO support in call to Turkish president - Middle East Eye

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call overnight to act together regarding the Islamic State controlled Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa, Turkish presidential sources said on Wednesday. The two leaders ...and more »

Russian warplane accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers in Syria's al-Bab: Turkish military - Hurriyet Daily News

A Russian warplane accidentally hit a building housing Turkish Armed Forces units during air operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria's al-Bab on Feb. 9, killing three soldiers and wounding another 11, the ...and more »

Russia kills three Turkish soldiers in accidental Syria bombing - Middle East Eye

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and 11 others wounded in an accidental Russian air strike near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Moscow and Ankara said on Thursday. The Turkish military said the three soldiers were killed ...and more »

Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers - BBC News

President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The strike hit a building near the town of al-Bab, believing it to contain Islamic State (IS) fighters rather than ...and more »