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‘Turkey supports anything that harms the Kurds’: SOHR

January 28, 201811:11 am As Turkey’s offensive against Kurds in the Afrin region continues, DW spoke with Rami Abdel Rahman, who runs the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. He sees a multifaceted conflict filled with murky alliances. DW: Turkey’s military offensive against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria …

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Afrin: Kurdish forces call on Damascus in fight against Turkey

January 26, 201810:50 am Kurdish forces in Afrin have called for Syrian military support in their fight against Turkish-backed rebels. Any intervention from Damascus would mark a dramatic shift in alliances in Syria’s seven-year-long war. Syria’s theater of war continued to grow complex on Thursday, as Kurdish authorities in Afrin …

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‘Last hope’ Syrian peace talks start in Vienna

January 25, 20183:40 pm In a last-ditch push towards peace in Syria, UN officials are hosting peace talks between the Damascus regime and the opposition. The Vienna talks are scheduled just days ahead of Russia’s rival peace summit. Syria’s warring parties are meeting for a two-day UN-sponsored peace summit in Vienna …

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Turkey vows to widen offensive against Syrian Kurds

January 25, 20183:36 pm Turkey’s president on Wednesday vowed to expand Ankara’s operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria beyond the enclave of Afrin and toward the town of Manbij, which would bring Turkish troops and their Syrian allies closer to US forces supporting the Kurds against the Islamic State …

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Turkey disputes White House readout of Trump-Erdogan call

January 25, 201811:10 am Turkish officials are disputing a White House readout of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it does not “accurately reflect” the content of their discussions. The officials said Thursday that contrary to a White House statement, Trump did not voice …

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US blames Russia for Syria chemical weapons attacks

January 24, 20181:30 pm US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia bore the responsibility of Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons after aid workers earlier this week reported an attack in Eastern Ghouta, the last rebel bastion near Damascus. “Only yesterday, more than 20 civilians, mostly children, were …

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