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Turkey and Russia to start patrolling Kurdish areas in northern Syria together on Friday – Erdogan

Joint Turkish-Russian patrols will commence later this week as Kurdish forces continue leaving the 20-mile ‘safe zone’ along Syria’s border with Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The joint patrols “start on Friday,” Erdogan said in a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, referring to the deal he struck with Russian leader[…]

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Russian MoD doubts Trump’s announcement of killing ISIS chief al-Baghdadi, rejects claims it assisted US forces in op

There’s no credible data to prove a successful American raid took place against Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The US coalition didn’t even carry out any airstrikes in Idlib recently. Earlier, Trump made a rare Sunday address from the White House informing the world that[…]

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Nuclear energy is on the agenda at Russia-Africa summit: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says nuclear energy is on the agenda of the Russia-Africa summit, under way in the Russian city of Sochi. Russia-Africa Summit https://t.co/IPuDJjQEy0 — PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 24, 2019 47 African leaders are attending the summit. Ahead of the summit which started on Thursday, Rwandan officials approved a deal with Russia[…]

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Russia offers African leaders no-strings-attached business and protection from Western pressure

Heads of African countries have flocked to Russia for a first of its kind summit, where Moscow will be offering business ties and security arrangements alternative to ‘colonial-style’ relations with the West. Over the past decade, the African continent has become a battleground for geostrategic competition involving China, the US,[…]

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Russian & Syrian forces to deploy to northeastern Syria outside Turkey operation zone – Putin-Erdogan agreement

Russian military police and Syrian servicemen will be deployed to northeastern Syria, while Turkey’s operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area, presidents Putin and Erdogan have agreed after lengthy talks. Moscow understands the reasons behind the ongoing Turkish military incursion into Syria, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said, though[…]

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