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American commandos 'forced to run away' from US-backed Syrian rebels -

Video footage appears to show US commandos fleeing a Syrian town under a barrage of abuse and insults hurled at them by fighters from the American-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group. The video appears to be the first evidence of US special ...and more »

Syria war: Kurds stand 'at the crossroads' of the region's long term hopes for peace - The Independent

Syrians are cautiously enjoying a period of relative calm this week thanks to the US and Russian-brokered ceasefire. The agreement between several rebel groups and the Syrian government came into effect at sundown on Monday, timed to coincide with the ...and more »

Turkey Is Supporting the Syrian Jihadis Washington Says It Wants to Fight - The Nation.

And our NATO ally is bent on destroying the Kurds of Rojava, the Syrian force with the most democratic, pluralistic, and feminist vision. By Meredith Tax. September 16, 2016. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. syria_aleppo_evacuation_rtr_img. Civilians ...and more »

Turkey, Russia agree on joint understanding in resolving regional issues in key military meet - Hurriyet Daily News

General Staff of Turkey, Hulusi Akar (L) and his Russian counterpart Valeriy Gerasimov (R) salute escort of honour during an official welcoming ceremony at Turkish General Staff Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on September 15. AA photo. The Turkish and ...and more »

Erdogan to address Syria crisis, fight against terror at the UNGA - Al-Arabiya

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference after the closing of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. (File photo: Reuters). Reuters Monday, 19 September 2016. Text size A A A. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to discuss the crises in ...and more »

Syrian war: British volunteers in socialist 'Bob Crow Brigade' prepared to die fighting Isis - The Independent

A group of British, Irish and Canadian volunteers fighting in Syria say they are prepared to die in defence of their “revolution” as they prepare to face both Isis and Turkish-backed rebels. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, members of ...and more »

Turkey, Russia form direct military hotline - Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey and Russia have established a direct military line between the countries' chief of General Staffs, as part of measures to prevent a repetition of incidents over Syria such as Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Nov. 24, 2015. Within the scope ...and more »

Top Russian general arrives in Ankara, meets Turkish counterpart Akar - Hurriyet Daily News

Russian Chief of General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov on Sept. 15 met with Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in Ankara, in a visit which signaled a new term of cooperation between the two countries as they worked to mend strained ties gradually. The two ...and more »

Erdogan Plans Syrian 'Safe Zone' as Military Campaign Widens - Bloomberg

Turkey announced plans to create a safe zone in Syria the size of the Grand Canyon, a campaign that could be one of the biggest foreign military interventions in its modern history. The Turkish military, which entered Syria last month to push Islamic ...and more »

The CIA and a Turkish Coup - War on the Rocks

The American ambassador interrupted a Turkish cabinet meeting. He was there to prevent them from deciding to militarily intervene in Syria. He told the Turkish leader that Washington “would not like to see the Turks go beyond their borders. To do so ...and more »