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Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-23 09:01

Top SDF Commander: Turkey Blocking Kurds’ Retreat; Urges Trump to ‘Stop This War’ - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-10-23 08:09

Turkish ‘ceasefire’ ends today; Trump’s Syrian oil plan; Iraq denies US permission to move troops; Marines test supply drones; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-10-23 01:51

U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministry - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-23 01:41

U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-23 01:20
The United States told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria was complete, the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement early on Wednesday. ...

All US armored vehicles evacuating northeast Syria have arrived in Iraq, defense official says

FOX News - 2019-10-22 20:17
All roughly 100 U.S. armored vehicles evacuating northeast Syria in a convoy have arrived in Iraq, a U.S. defense official tells Fox News. ...

Turkey’s Military Ties to US and NATO Remain Strong: US Army Leaders - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-10-22 09:36

U.S., Kurdish troops withdraw from Syria

The New Mail - 2019-10-22 08:47
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria will end up in western Iraq to continue their fight against the Islamic State. Esper told reporters… The post U.S., Kurdish troops withdraw from Syria appeared first ...

Trump Calls for Defense, Use of Syrian Oil Fields - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-10-22 08:16

Germany Recommends 'Int. Security Zone' in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-22 00:12
ERBIL - Germany has recommended an international security zone in Syria, arguing that the current situation in the Middle Eastern country "requires a stronger European initiative." During an exclusive interview with DW on Monday evening, German Defense M ...

Trump says he may leave some U.S. forces in Syria to protect oil, but not Kurds

NBC News - 2019-10-21 23:05
The president's comments come after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the Pentagon had discussed keeping some troops in parts of northeastern Syria. ...

U.S. troops cross into Iraqi Kurdistan as part of withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 20:07
DOHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Mond ...

U.S. mulls leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil: Pentagon

Reuters - 2019-10-21 18:16
The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. ...

U.S. could leave 200 troops inside Syria with Kurds

CBS News - 2019-10-21 16:52
U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue fighting ISIS. He also said that some of those troops would be left in eastern Syria to protect oi ...

Former U.S. Defense Chief Mattis Warns IS Could 'Resurge'

Rferl - 2019-10-21 14:41

US May Leave Some Troops to Protect Oilfields in Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-21 14:20
ERBIL — Some US troops could stay in Syria to protect the oilfields in eastern part of the country despite Washington’s decision to withdraw, said US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday. “We presently have troops in a couple of cities … right near ...

Trump accidentally refers to Defense Secretary Esper as 'Mark Esperanto' in tweet defending Syria withdrawal

MSN - 2019-10-21 12:38

US Troops Withdraw from Syria to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — As part of Washington’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, US military convoys crossed the border into Kurdistan Region, Reuters reported on Monday. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday that the 1,000 US troops in Syria were preparin ...

U.S. troops leaving Syria for western Iraq as Kurds pull back amid cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-21 06:22
President Trump has praised the cease-fire deal with Turkey for allowing U.S. forces to come home, but Defense Secretary Mark Esper said nearly all U.S. troops in Syria will move to western Iraq “to help defend Iraq and … perform a counter-ISIS mission.” ...

American forces continue withdrawal from northern Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-21 02:10
American forces continued their withdrawal from northern Syria. Defense secretary Mark Esper says they’re headed for Iraq — not home, as President Trump promised. Left behind are America's ally: the Kurds. Holly Williams reports. ...

Mark Esperanto? Trump misnames his defense secretary in tweet

Seattle Times - 2019-10-21 00:50
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shared an update Sunday from his defense secretary that outlined “minor skirmishes” between Turkish and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as U.S. troops make their way out of the area. It might have passed by with lit ...

US Sending Troops Based in Syria to Iraq, Defense Chief Says | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-20 18:08

The Latest: Turkey says monitoring Syrian Kurdish pullout

Washington Times - 2019-10-20 17:42
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Turkey's defense ministry says it is closely monitoring the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish forces as required by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. That deal ha ...

Trump refers to Defense Secretary Mark Esper as ‘Esperanto’

New York Post - 2019-10-20 17:23
President Trump in a tweet on Sunday touted the Defense secretary’s comments about the ceasefire in Syria but misspelled Mark Esper’s name. “Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes th ...

1 Turkish soldier killed, amid shaky cease-fire in Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-20 14:10
AKCAKALE (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Sunday’s ministry statement said that Syrian Kurdish fighters have violated the ...

All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq: Pentagon

E-Kurd - 2019-10-20 11:50
WASHINGTON,— U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria, are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic Sta ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-20 10:58
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area. ...

US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Iraq: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-20 10:18
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that his country’s military personnel withdrawing from Syria will be deployed in western Iraq. “The US withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria... we're talking weeks not days," Esper tol ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills one soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-20 08:53
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area. ...

All U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria expected to go to western Iraq: Pentagon chief

Reuters - 2019-10-20 06:18
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq." ...

Turkey to Resume Syria Offensive if Ceasefire Not Implemented: Minister

BAS News - 2019-10-19 18:14
ERBIL - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Saturday that Ankara is ready to resume its offensive against the Kurdish forces in Syria if the recent ceasefire is not implemented. Earlier on Thursday, after nearly a five-hour meeting between Tur ...

Turkey to go ahead with operation in Syria unless Kurdish units retreat - minister

TASS - 2019-10-19 17:39
"Unless the terrorists pull out of the safe area, as the agreement reached with the United States says, we will go ahead with the operation", Turkish National Defense Minister Hulisi Akar said ...

The results of the 11th day of fighting and resistance in Northern Syria

SDF Press - 2019-10-19 15:48
Despite the ceasefire agreement, Turkish army and their mercenaries have continued their attacks along the border. Our forces have answered to these attacks over our right to legitimate self defense. Ras Al Ain After the the ceasefire agreement was reache ...

Cracovians protest in defense of Kurds: More demonstrations expected tonight | The Krakow Post

Krakowpost - 2019-10-19 00:14

Top U.S. general warns Turkey: 'We retain the right of self-defense' - Washington Times

Washingtontimes - 2019-10-18 17:53

'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him 'overrated', Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Businessinsider - 2019-10-18 12:21

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Trump calling him overrated - Business Insider Deutschland

Businessinsider - 2019-10-18 10:47

Tough Sanctions May Drive Turkey Into Russia’s Arms « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Breakingdefense - 2019-10-18 03:14

Trump has directed troop withdrawal from North Syria, defense chief says - Indiana Daily Student

Idsnews - 2019-10-18 03:14

Russia Offers Saudi Arabia Same Missile Defense It Sold Iran After U.S. Systems Fail to Stop Attack

Newsweek - 2019-10-17 13:23

Putin, an Iran Ally, Says the Saudis Should Buy Russian Air Defense Systems After Drone Attack

Cnsnews - 2019-10-17 13:23

Kinzinger challenges Trump's defense chief on Syria in closed-door meeting | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-17 06:38

Syrian army troops enter symbolic Kurdish city of Kobani

The Defense Post - 2019-10-17 06:21
Syrian Arab Army troops entered the northeastern Syrian city of Kobani, a [stronghold] of the Syrian Democratic Forces The post Syrian army troops enter symbolic Kurdish city of Kobani appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

A political tale that shames us all

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-17 03:09
American apologists for this humanitarian crisis have been busy making two arguments in defense of President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Syrian Kurdish population. ...

Kimmel Rips Apart ‘Heartless’ Lara Trump’s Latest Defense Of Her Father-In-Law

Huffpost - 2019-10-16 16:48
The comedian tore into Trump over her comments about the Kurds and Syria. ...

Trey Gowdy, Who Pushed For Obama Documents, Joins Trump's Impeachment Defense | HuffPost

Huffpost - 2019-10-16 13:15

‘Silent Warriors’ Speak Out Against Trump’s Syria Turnaround - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-10-16 09:19

KRG Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Ministry of Defense are planned to meet today

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-16 01:50
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The meeting will consist of strategic discussing on Peshmerga budget and salaries, as well as Peshmerga’s participation in joint operations across the disputed territories. On the morning of October 13, 2019, a high de ...

Defense secretary Mark Esper says Trump ordered near total withdrawal of troops from Syria - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-10-15 20:07

Russia's military police patrol contact line between Syrian, Turkish forces: RIA

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
Russian military police are patrolling the contact line between Syrian and Turkish forces in northern Syria, the RIA news agency cited Russia's defense ministry as saying on Tuesday. ...

Britain to halt new defense export licences to Turkey: Raab

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
Britain is to halt new arms export licences to Turkey as a result of concern over its military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, the foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. ...

US strikes culled ISIS-Libya encampments, unlikely to return to pre-2016 levels, defense official says

Armytimes - 2019-10-15 12:57

Pentagon: We will pressure NATO for sanctions

ANF - 2019-10-15 07:27
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that Turkey "unacceptable incursion has undermined the successful multinational "Defeat ISIS" mission in Syria." ...

Turkey says it is acting in self-defense in Syria against Kurdish ‘terrorists’

Seattle Times - 2019-10-15 03:19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it’s exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a letter circulated Monday. Ankara said the military offensi ...

US Defense Secretary Blasts Erdogan for 'Unnecessary' Syria Incursion | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-15 03:16

Pentagon Chief to Urge NATO on Measures against "Egregious" Turkish Actions

BAS News - 2019-10-15 00:52
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper warned Turkey to against any further violence in norther Syria, saying he will push NATO to take action against Turkey’s Syria invasion. “I will be visiting NATO next week in Brussels, where I plan to press our ...

RUDAW: Five ISIS militants escape north Syrian prison amid Turkish shelling: SDF

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 18:45
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Five Islamic State (ISIS) militants have escaped the prison where they were detained in northern Syria amid Turkish shelling, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Friday evening, a day after America’s defense chief told T ...

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-14 18:42
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. ...

Syrian regime forces push towards Turkey border after SDF deal

The Defense Post - 2019-10-14 16:03
Syrian regime forces moved towards the Turkish border after a deal with beleaguered Kurdish forces following a US withdrawal announcement The post Syrian regime forces push towards Turkey border after SDF deal appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

US strikes culled ISIS-Libya encampments, unlikely to return to pre-2016 levels, defense official says

Militarytimes - 2019-10-14 15:59

Trump orders troops out of northern Syria; Islamic State families flee camps and Kurds strike deal with Syria

Los Angeles Times - 2019-10-14 06:06
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Trump has ordered U.S. troops to leave northern Syria and stay out of Turkey's assault on the Kurds. ...

Trump orders all U.S. troops from Syria amid Turkey, Kurds conflict

The New Mail - 2019-10-14 02:14
President Donald Trump has ordered all of the country’s troops to withdraw from Syria amid conflicts between Turkey and Kurdish forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. As clashes between… The post Trump orders all U.S. troops from Syria amid Tu ...

U.S. to pull last troops from Syria as Turkey advances against Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-14 00:13
WASHINGTON,— The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south ...

Defense Secretary Esper: US to withdraw almost all its troops from Syria - Vox

VOX - 2019-10-13 23:02

Syrian army enters Manbij in northern Aleppo governorate - TV

TASS - 2019-10-13 22:19
According to the Al Mayadeen, units of the Kurdish Self-Defense Forces let the government army move through their positions ...

James Mattis On Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: ‘Re-Instilling Trust Is Going To Be Very Difficult’

Huffpost - 2019-10-13 22:09
The former defense secretary warned that national security is "tied inextricably to our alliances." ...

U.S. Defense Secretary Confirms Syrian Troop Withdrawal: 'We Didn't Sign Up to Fight the Turks'

Newsweek - 2019-10-13 21:37
Mark Esper confirmed 1,000 U.S. troops are set to evacuated from northern Syria Sunday under President Trump's "deliberate withdrawal," and administration officials are continuing to threaten Turkey's economy. ...

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds

Reuters - 2019-10-13 21:21
The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria, its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south than originally planned. ...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels kill Kurdish politician, execute prisoners

The Defense Post - 2019-10-13 20:53
Syrian rebel factions leading the Turkish ground incursion killed a Kurdish activist and politician and filmed themselves executing prisoners The post Turkey-backed Syrian rebels kill Kurdish politician, execute prisoners appeared first on The Defense Po ...

U.S. to pull remaining troops from north Syria as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds

Reuters - 2019-10-13 19:44
The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria, its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south than originally planned. ...

Overnight Defense: Trump defends Turkey amid fierce criticism | Senators demand briefing on Syria decision | Turkey confirms strikes on Syrian border | White House says it won't cooperate on impeachment inquiry | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-13 19:36

US withdraw thousand soldiers, threat new sanctions

ANF - 2019-10-13 17:41
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday said President Donald Trump is ordering most of the remaining US forces out of northern and eastern Syria. ...

Hundreds of ISIS Supporters Flee Detention Amid Turkish Airstrikes

New York Times - 2019-10-13 17:19
The attacks caused about 700 Islamic State families to escape a Kurdish-run camp. The American defense secretary also said the U.S. would pull about 1,000 troops from the area. ...

US Preparing to Withdraw 1,000 Troops from Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-13 16:09
ERBIL — The United States is preparing to evacuate about 1,000 US troops from northern Syria "as safely and quickly as possible," Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Sunday. The announcement comes as the Turkish military offensive alongside Ankara- ...

US Troops Withdraw from Kobane as Turkish Offensives Intensify

BAS News - 2019-10-13 16:09
ERBIL — The US troops stationed in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane have reportedly began retreating on Sunday. The withdrawal of the US soldiers from the strategic town was confirmed by Kurdistan 24. Earlier the day, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper sai ...

Esper says Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-13 16:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid growing chaos in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the country’s north to avoid an “untenable” conflict between Turkey and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sun ...

76 SDF Fighters Killed on Defense Lines Repelling Turkish Offensives: Statement

BAS News - 2019-10-13 15:26
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday that a total of 76 fighters have so far been killed since the beginning of the Turkish offensive into the norther Syria. Turkey launched the massive aerial and ground operation last We ...

Former Defense Secretary Mattis says ISIS could ‘resurge’ in Syria

New York Post - 2019-10-13 14:45
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Islamic State has not been defeated and could “resurge” if military pressure eases on the terror group because of the fighting in Syria between Turkish and Kurdish forces. “I think Secretary of State Pompeo, ...

Former Pentagon Chief Warns of IS Resurge as Turkey Strikes Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-13 12:12
ERBIL — Former US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned on Sunday of the possibility of Islamic State (IS) reborn in Syria as the Trump administration allows Turkish military incursion into the Kurdish territories. In his most recent interview with NBC, ...

Peshmerga Minister to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-13 10:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail will lead a high-level delegation to Baghdad today. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the Peshmerga delegation will hold talks with the counterparts at the Iraqi Defense Ministr ...

Overnight Defense: Iran exceeds uranium stockpile limit | Trump warns Iran is 'playing with fire' | Trump's Korea strategy brings high risks for 2020 | Trump getting tanks for Fourth of July event | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-13 10:25

Karayılan: The Rojava Resistance will win

ANF - 2019-10-13 09:44
People Defense Center Headquarters Murat Karayılan joined a special program with journalist Serdar Yektaş in Dengê Welat radio. ...

Turkish Defense Minister Briefs Pentagon Chief On Northern Syria Offensive - Ankara - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-10-13 02:22

The Armenian Battalion taking part in defense of Serêkaniyê

ANF - 2019-10-12 22:55
The first Armenian battalion of Syria, Martyr Nubar Ozanyan Battalion, has joined the defense of Serêkaniyê. ...

US reportedly ends air assistance to Turkey; ISIS prison breaks expected; Trump blocks ambassador’s testimony; Navy, Air Force bought lots of Chinese drones; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-10-12 20:04

SDF Refutes Turkey’s Claim of Control over Ras al-Ayn

BAS News - 2019-10-12 15:05
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rejected a report by Turkey which claimed its forces had taken control of the border town of Ras al-Ayn (Sare Kani) in East Euphrates, north of Syria. The claim was made by Turkey’s Defense Ministry ...

Overnight Defense: Pentagon insists US hasn't abandoned Kurds | Trump expands sanctions authority against Turkey | Ex-Ukraine ambassador says Trump pushed for her ouster | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-12 13:40

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-12 06:30
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper responds to criticism, says US did not 'green-light' Turkey offensive. ...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper insists the Trump administration has not abandoned the Kurds [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-11 23:08

Pentagon says U.S. is "not abandoning" Kurdish forces

CBS News - 2019-10-11 22:55
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a press conference Friday that Washington is "greatly disappointed" by Turkey's Syria offensive, which came after President Trump pulled U.S. troops from positions near the border. Esper said the U.S. is "not abandonin ...

Pentagon says United States not abandoning Kurds

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-11 21:43
"We have not abandoned the Kurds, let me be clear about that," U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon. ...

Female ISIS adherents in Syria’s al-Hol camp attack security forces

The Defense Post - 2019-10-11 21:32
Members of the Kurdish Asayish security force were attacked by women in a camp housing foreign female ISIS adherents The post Female ISIS adherents in Syria’s al-Hol camp attack security forces appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

U.S. Military on Turkey Attack in Syria: 'I Can't Explain Why They Did What They Did'

Newsweek - 2019-10-11 21:02
Defense Secretary Marks Esper said the U.S.-Kurdish alliance "has been a longstanding concern, a thorn in the side of Turkey, and I guess they finally decided it was time to act." ...

U.S. defense chief says Turkey's incursion threaten relations

Reuters - 2019-10-11 19:11
The Pentagon on Friday said Ankara's military incursion into northeastern Syria was damaging U.S.-Turkey relations, adding that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish partners. ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish militant attack in Syria: ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-11 18:46
Two Turkish soldiers were killed after a mortar attack hit the area near a military post in a part of northern Syria where Ankara mounted an operation against Kurdish militants last year, the defense ministry said on Friday. ...

German minister, asked about Syria, expects NATO partners to contribute to stability

Reuters - 2019-10-11 12:33
Germany expects all NATO partners to contribute to stabilizing a region, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday when asked about Turkey's military operations in Syria. ...

Turkey Reports First Military Fatality in Syria Incursion

Time - 2019-10-11 11:08
Turkey's Defense Ministry also said the total number of Kurdish fighters killed in the incursion now numbers 277 ...

Why Every Defense of the Electoral College Is Wrong

Nymag - 2019-10-11 01:14

Turkey's Erdogan lambasts critics of Syrian assault in fiery speech

Reuters - 2019-10-10 17:03
President Tayyip Erdogan delivered a fiery defense of Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria on Thursday, dismissing a chorus of global criticism and threatening to send more than 3 million Syrian refugees into Europe. ...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Washington Post - 2019-10-10 16:34
Turkey’s Defense Ministry says Turkish ground troops continuing advance against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria ...
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