Syria offensive

US ends sanctions against Turkey, quits 'blood-stained' Syria

Rejecting accusations that he betrayed the Syrian Kurds, Trump said the Kurdish commander in the country was 'extremely thankful'.

published on : 24th October 2019

No US ground force to enforce Syria safe zone: Pentagon

According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, US forces will remain in contact with Turkey and Syrian Kurdish fighters that were allies of the US in the fight against IS.

published on : 19th October 2019

Turkey to end military operation after Kurdish forces withdraw in Syria: US

US Vice President Mike Pence said that Turkey had agreed to a 'pause in military operations for 120 hours' to allow the Kurds to withdraw.

published on : 17th October 2019

Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are fears that local staff could face reprisals.

published on : 17th October 2019

Turkish President Erdogan's Pakistan visit postponed amid global pressure to halt military operations against Kurds 

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal confirmed that President Erdogan's visit has been postponed but did not give a reason for the move.

published on : 17th October 2019

UN Security Council warns of 'risk of dispersion' of Syrian jihadists

Members of the Security Council expressed deep concerns over the risks of dispersion of terrorists in the area.

published on : 17th October 2019

Kurds 'are not angels': US President Donald Trump

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will to travel to Turkey to try to persuade President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt the offensive.

published on : 16th October 2019

Germany bans weapons sales to Turkey over Syria offensive

Germany will not issue any new permits for any military equipment that could be used in Syria by Turkey.

published on : 12th October 2019

Turkey ready for Syria offensive despite mixed signals from Trump

Turkey's defence ministry tweeted that preparations for an offensive in northern Syria have been 'completed'.

published on : 9th October 2019