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Russia-Turkey truce holds in Syria despite minor violations

Russia-Turkey truce holds in Syria despite minor violations

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Opposition activists and a war monitor reported a complete absence of Russian and Syrian government warplanes in the skies of Idlib and a relative calm in the areaByThe Associated PressMarch 6, 2020, 10:13 AM3 min readBEIRUT -- Opposition activists and a war monitor reported a complete absence of Russian and Syrian government warplanes in the skies of Idlib and a relative calm in the area Friday morning, following a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia that halted a terrifying campaign of bombing from above. Airstrikes over the past three months killed hundreds and sent a million people fleeing toward the Turkish border during the Russia-backed Syrian government assault on the country's last rebel stronghold. Although warplanes no longer flew sorties overhead, the activists said ...

22 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

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A Turkish official says 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forcesBy ANDREW WILKS Associated PressFebruary 27, 2020, 9:59 PM1 min readANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish official said early Friday 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces. Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Hatay, the Turkish province bordering Syria's Idlib region, said the soldiers were killed Thursday. He said several seriously wounded troops were being treated in hospitals. A total 25 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria Thursday, with another three reported dead in a separate incident earlier in the day.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

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ANKARA, Turkey -- Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in an airstrike in northwestern Syria, Turkey said, after an attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government troops. The deaths came after the Turkish president threatened to expand his nation's involvement in Syria if another one of his troops were hurt. At least 15 Turkish soldiers have been killed in Syria this month amid a crushing offensive by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces aimed at recapturing remaining opposition-held areas in the region. Intent on halting the advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vowed Feb. 12 to take military action “everywhere in Syria” if another Turkish soldier was killed or wounded. The multiple front offensive has triggered the biggest single

Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria

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Syrian state media says the country's air defenses are responding to a missiles attack from inside IsraelByThe Associated PressDecember 22, 2019, 10:12 PM2 min readBEIRUT -- Syrian air defenses opened fire Sunday night on missiles fired from inside Israel, state media reported. Syrian state TV gave no further details but residents of Damascus said explosions could be heard near the capital. State TV said one of the Israeli missiles was shot down near the Damascus suburb of Aqraba. There was also no immediate comment from Israel. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitoring group that has activists around the country, said the missile attack targeted Iranian and Syrian military positions near Damascus. There were no immediate reports on casualties. I...
Israel attacks Iranian military targets in Syria

Israel attacks Iranian military targets in Syria

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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Israeli military said Wednesday it carried out "wide-scale" strikes against Iranian targets in Syria overnight in retaliation for rockets fired at the country a day earlier. Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee said in a statement that warplanes had struck dozens of Iran's elite Al Quds Forces and Syrian military targets in Syria, including surface-to-air missiles, munition depots and military bases in areas concentred near Damascus. #BREAKING: We just carried out wide-scale strikes of Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces targets in Syria in response to the rockets fired at Israel by an Iranian force in Syria last night.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 20, 2019 Israel said the 1 a.m. attack was in retaliation for four rockets lau