Afrin

Syrian civilians flee embattled Eastern Ghouta and Afrin

Civilians continue to flee Syria’s Eastern Ghouta and Afrin in record numbers as Syrian and Turkish military operations continue against their respective foes. Roughly 50,000 people have fled the two areas – 20,000 from Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, and 30,000 from Afrin, in Syria’s Kurdish-dominated northeast – according to[…]

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Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin

Turkey’s deputy prime minister has dismissed as “false” media reports that Syrian government forces were poised to enter a Kurdish enclave in Syria’s Afrin. Bekir Bozdag, however, warned any move by Syrian soldiers to help the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, repel a Turkish offensive in northwestern Syria would[…]

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Erdogan: Operation in Syria’s Afrin has begun

Turkey says it has launched a much-awaited air and ground offensive against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northern Syria. After days of shelling, Turkish fighter jets on Saturday carried out air raids on the border district targeting positions held by the Syrian Kurdish PYD and YPG groups. The heavy[…]

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