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The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an invasion.

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US aimed at scaling down tensions in the region

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Paul Iddon

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Analysis: Turkey's latest campaign in Iraq is an indication of how far it is willing to go, writes Paul Iddon.

US and Turkey reach agreement over Syria's Manbij

The New Arab & agencies

US and Turkey reach agreement over Syria's Manbij

Turkey and the US have agreed to a plan for the contested Syrian city of Manbij, which is controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Raqqa's rapid 'liberation' was flawed from the outset

James Snell

Raqqa's rapid 'liberation' was flawed from the outset

Comment: A quick liberation of Raqqa was the coalition's sole aim, and it was pursued insensibly and destructively, writes James Snell.

The New Arab & agencies

US and Turkish troops to patrol Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units announced this week that it would withdraw from Manbij as key brokers Ankara and Washington agreed on a roadmap for the strategic town.

The New Arab

US-led coalition 'will remain in Manbij' despite YPG withdrawal

The strategic town of Manbij in northern Syria won't be abandoned by the US-led coalition, a local military official said on Wednesday after the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey anti-war students on trial reject 'terror propaganda' charge

Twenty-two students are accused of supporting the PKK after protesting Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish airstrike in Iraq 'neutralises' six PKK militants

The airstrikes covered six regions in northern Iraq where the Kurdish militant group has a presence.

<em>YPG</em> to disarm, withdraw from Manbij after Turkey-US deal

The New Arab & agencies

YPG to disarm, withdraw from Manbij after Turkey-US deal

The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia has said it will withdraw from Manbij, as Turkey and the United States agreed a roadmap on the fate of ...

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkish FM in Washington to discuss future of Manbij

The New Arab

Turkish FM in Washington to discuss future of Manbij

Turkey's Cavusoglu has hailed a 'turning point in US-Turkey relations', expecting a YPG withdrawal from Syria's Manbij, despite US ...

Hundreds of Syrians rounded up for SDF military service

The New Arab

Hundreds of Syrians rounded up for SDF military service

Ethnic tensions in Syria's east bubble over as Arab locals demand the end to forced Kurdish-led SDF military service of their children.

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrians face challenges living under Kurdish administration in Manbij

The New Arab

Syrians face challenges living under Kurdish administration in Manbij

Syrians living in areas controlled by YPG forces continue to face challenges.

The New Arab & agencies

US and Turkey agree on 'roadmap' for Kurdish-held Manbij

Officials from the NATO allies met on Friday to agree on further security cooperation in relation to the Kurdish-held Syrian city.

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan vows to launch new cross-border military operations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would launch cross-border offensives, like previous military operations in Syria, ...

The New Arab

Erdogan says Turkish troops to stay in Afrin

The future of Syria's Afrin has become a source of tension after the Turkish campaign to oust Kurdish militias.

Red Cross chief sees Syria aid shift towards 'rehabilitation'

The New Arab & agencies

Red Cross chief sees Syria aid shift towards 'rehabilitation'

Humanitarian aid in war-torn Syria looks set to shift away from emergency life-saving assistance towards rehabilitating devastated areas to help ...

The New Arab & agencies

US-backed forces relaunch battle against IS in Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces paused the battle after Turkey launched an offensive in January against the Kurdish Afrin region in northwestern Syria. ...

IS-linked Indonesian and Malaysian women detained by Kurds

Zam Yusa

IS-linked Indonesian and Malaysian women detained by Kurds

Analysis: A group of women linked to IS were detained by Kurdish forces in February, but Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur are working to extradite them, ...

Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

The New Arab

Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

Following a deal brokered by opposition groups and Russia, Syrian rebels and civilians were transported to Afrin.

US should watch actions if seeking pastor release: Erdogan

The New Arab & agencies

US should watch actions if seeking pastor release: Erdogan

The jailing of Christian pastor Andrew Brunson has strained an already-deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara.

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