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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 »

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 airstrikes accidentally kill three Turkish soldiers - The Guardian

Turkish soldiers stand guard by the border with Syria. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images. Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and 11 injured after a Russian fighter jet accidentally bombed their location outside an Islamic State-held town ...and more »

Turkey, Russia try to avoid crisis - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey and Russia have maintained calm in their relations after a Russian air strike killed three Turkish soldiers on Feb. 9 near the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, in an apparent move to prevent tension again after the downing of a Russian jet by ...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 »

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria cooperation in first presidential call - Al-Monitor

In their first call since Donald Trump became president, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushed for an end to the US alliance with the Kurdish People's Protection Units. Getty Images. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the blast site ...and more »

Fierce clashes resume in al-Bab as Turkey moves into city - Hurriyet Daily News

A strategic hill overlooking the Syrian town of al-Bab has been captured by the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) while clashes have resumed for the town's control, the Turkish military said in a statement on Feb. 8. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım ...and more »

Turkish military denies Russian claim on providing 'mistaken' coordinates in Syria - Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish military strongly denied a Russian claim that it provided 'mistaken coordinates that led to the death of three Turkish soldiers in friendly fire on Feb. 9, saying that its elements were present in the same location for approximately 10 days ...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 »

Under Siege in al-Bab, IS Faces Retreat to Raqqa - Voice of America

As Islamic State fighters make a last stand against Turkish-backed troops in a key strategic city in northern Syria, IS appears to have few options as to where it can retreat. As of Thursday morning, anti-IS forces were in control of the northern part ...and more »