16 Mar 2020

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Ten years after the Syrian war started, the conflict in Syria still has a global impact as Turkish and Syrian troops clash in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. As the news is taken over by pandemic reports and news updates, it is important to remember the instability that persists

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13 Mar 2020

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

Greece’s overcrowded camps among the Greek islands have called for extreme measures. EU is now willing to offer €2,000 ($2,225) to 5,000 migrants who are willing to return home to safe eligible residencies. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that the Greek Government was willing to open this offer

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02 Mar 2020

Greece suspends asylum applications as migrants seek to leave Turkey

Recently, Greece blocked all new asylum applications for the next month following Turkey’s admission of migrants to travel to the EU. Greek officials stated that they have stopped nearly 10,000 migrants crossing the land border with Turkey, claiming that they have increased the level of deterrence at its borders to

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02 Mar 2020

Syria war: Turkish drone strikes ‘kill 19 Syrian soldiers’

In Syria, nineteen soldiers have died after Turkish forces illustrated a series of drone strikes in the Idlib province, according to a UK based monitor. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks were targeting. a military convoy and army base, as well as two Syrian fighter jets.

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28 Feb 2020

At least 29 Turkish soldiers killed in an air attack by Syrian regime, Turkish governor says

On Thursday, the Turkish military suffered at least 29 casualties in Syria’s Idlib province as a result of an aerial attack carried out by Syrian regime forces. Gov. Rahmi Dogan of Turkey’s Hatay province reported the incident, stating that thirty-six soldiers injured in the attack have been transported to Turkish

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11 Feb 2020

Turkey says it has retaliated after deadly Syrian shelling

Turkey’s officials claim the country has retaliated on Monday after an incident that involved intense shelling by Syrian forces that resulted in the death of five Turkish soldiers. The incident marked the escalation of tensions between the two countries after a similar clash a week prior, in the Idlib province

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04 Feb 2020

Turkey suffers first deaths in direct combat with Syria since start of war

On Sunday, five Turkish soldiers and one civilian personnel were killed by Syrian forces in the country, producing the first fatalities as a result of direct confrontation between Turkey and Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. After facing heavy artillery fire coming from the Syrian

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31 Jan 2020

Libya’s Warring Factions Resume Fighting in Threat to Cease-Fire

In Libya, a resumption in fighting threatens to unravel efforts to end a decadelong crisis after two warring factions agreed to a cease-fire. The country has been plagued by a civil war for years, and on Thursday pro-government forces stated that they had shot down a Russian surveillance drone over

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19 Nov 2019

Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding

Lt. General Saad al-Allaq told CNN that senior members of ISIS are planning mass prison breaks while in refuge in Turkey. Al-Allaq stated that international efforts to prevent these prison breaks will be necessary as criminals are able to leave camps and return to home countries in Europe, Asia, and

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30 Oct 2019

Turkey sees YPG withdrawal incomplete; joint Russian patrols to start Friday

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday claimed that some members of the Kurdish YPG militia had failed to meet a Tuesday evening deadline to withdraw to 30 km (18.64 miles) from the Turkish border in northeast Syria, adding that his county ‘reserved the right’ to target any YPG fighters in

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