Monday, 4th December 2023

Turkey accused of defying Syrian border ceasefire

Turkish forces have reportedly shelled the northeast border town of Ras al-Ayn despite a 5-day truce agreed by Ankara and Washington. The pause is meant to allow Syrian Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe zone."


2 Dec 2017
Speaking on a military plane en route to Cairo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters.
20 Feb 2018
Thousands of Kurds gathered in Syria's Afrin to mourn fighters and civilians killed in a Turkish assault on the region.