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Syria's Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is 'liberated'

Syria's Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is 'liberated'

Syria's Kurds vowed to fight to retake the Kurdish enclave of Afrin after Turkey-led fighters on Sunday seized control of its main city two months into a offensive.

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken ‘total’ control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town

Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday.

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Kurdish, Arab fighters drop IS fight to defend Syria's Afrin

Hundreds of miles away from family and friends facing an attack by Turkey, Kurdish and Arab forces deployed in the eastern Syrian desert against jihadists have become increasingly frustrated.

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.

Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors

Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors

A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of the doctors' union on Tuesday, after the body criticised Turkey's military operation in north Syria.

Turkey detains over 300 for 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

Turkey detains over 300 for 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

Turkish authorities have detained 311 people suspected of disseminating "terror propaganda" over Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Turkey says US promised to stop arming YPG

Turkey says US promised to stop arming YPG

The United States has pledged to stop supplying weapons to a Kurdish militia in Syria, Turkey said on Saturday, calling on Washington to immediately remove its troops from a Syrian town of Manbij that Turkish forces plan to target.

Erdogan vows to press Syria offensive, US ramps up concerns

Erdogan vows to press Syria offensive, US ramps up concerns

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to press Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria until "the last terrorist" was killed, as the US ramped up its concerns over the campaign.

Turkey says seeks no clash with US, Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

Turkey says seeks no clash with US, Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday, the fourth day of its air and ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria.

Turkey expects swift campaign against US-backed Kurds in Syria

Turkey expects swift campaign against US-backed Kurds in Syria

Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush the US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region in an air and ground offensive that President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had agreed to.

Death toll in Syria's Afrin climbs to 18

Death toll in Syria's Afrin climbs to 18

The death toll from a Turkish offensive in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria stands at 18 civilians, including women and children, the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia alliance said on Monday.