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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Syria calls on UN to condemn Turkish attacks on Kurds

Syria’s foreign ministry has condemned Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish fighters in northern Syria and sent two letters voicing its concern to the United Nations, Syrian state media reported. “Turkish artillery shelling of Syrian territory constitutes direct support to the armed terrorist organisations,” the ministry told the UN Secretary General and[…]

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Syrian Kurdish forces accused of war crimes

Waves of forced displacement and home demolitions carried out by Kurdish forces operating in Syria’s north and northeast amount to “war crimes,” a rights group said on Tuesday. Amnesty International said a fact-finding mission to 14 towns and villages in northern and northeast Syria “has uncovered a wave of forced[…]

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