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WATCH Russian military police arrive in Manbij & Kobani after deal on Syrian-Turkey border (VIDEOS)

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RT’s video agency Ruptly has captured the arrival of Russian military to the Syrian frontier town of Kobani. Another unit was filmed arriving to Manbij, a key town some 30 km from the border with Turkey in the Aleppo province. The footage shows military police vehicles with Russian flags patrolling the streets of Manbij on Read More

Trump lifts Turkey sanctions as he claims ALL credit for Syria border de-escalation

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US President Donald Trump says he’ll lift sanctions on Turkey, unless he’s “not happy” with its actions in northern Syria, as he took complete credit for “saving” of Kurds, claiming the outcome was created by “no other nation.” Trump said Turkey had confirmed that it would make an earlier five-day ceasefire permanent and that it Read More

Turks appeased, Kurds saved, US gets breathing space: ‘Russia takes on job that US failed at’ in Syria

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A Russian-Turkish deal on security arrangements in northeastern Syria is a major win for Moscow’s diplomatic approach, but Washington was hardly crushed by it, Middle East experts tell RT. On Tuesday the security crisis in northeastern Syria, which was triggered by US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops embedded with Kurdish militias in the Read More

Russian military police move to Syrian-Turkish border as first phase of Erdogan-Putin deal

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A column of Russian military police has crossed the river Euphrates and started moving towards Syrian-Turkish border, Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed on Wednesday. The transfer marks a start of the implementation of the deal presidents Putin and Erdogan agreed on following their Tuesday meeting. “Units of Russian military police will assist in ensuring the Read More

Russia ‘filling the gap’ left by retreating US under Putin-Erdogan deal on Syria

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With the US disentangling itself from Syria and effectively leaving Kurds at the mercy of Ankara, Moscow has filled the gap, cementing its position in the region with a ‘historic’ deal, analysts told RT. “The Sochi agreement has cemented the Russian-Turkish cooperation in Syria, also effectively reducing the American influence in the country,” political analyst Read More

‘Permanent’ Turkey-Syria cease-fire possible as temporary peace agreement ends, Pence says

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The120-hour cease-fire agreement between Turkey and Syria ended Tuesday, and U.S. officials including Vice President Mike Pence were optimistic that a permanent peace deal could emerge after days of turmoil. The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said its members have withdrawn from the20-mile-wide safe zone under Turkish military control, Pence said while speaking Read More

Assad visits frontline in Idlib, vows to retake all of Syrian land (PHOTOS)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has visited the frontline in the Idlib province – the last major stronghold of the militants. He then sent a clear message to Ankara that the Damascus intends to regain all of its land. Assad made the surprise visit to the frontline on Tuesday. He met the troops west of the Read More

Turkey would not have invaded Syria if American troops stayed, says US military’s former top officer

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A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Turkey would not have invaded northeast Syria had U.S. troops remained at their posts. The American retreat “opened the door” forTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. “Erdogan would not send those troops across that border if the Americans were there,” Mullen Read More

Ankara says ‘no need to start new Syria offensive’ after Erdogan-Putin talks

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22 Oct, 2019 22:21 Follow RT on Turkey will not be launching a new offensive against Kurdish militias in northern Syria, following a five-day pause in hostilities and high-level talks in Moscow, Ankara’s Defense Ministry said. Following lengthy talks on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that Russian military Read More

Aykan Erdemir: Trump can get both Turkish and Kurdish support in Syria by negotiating peace deal

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President Trump’s strategy of getting out of Syria but keeping the oil continues to stir up policy debates and emotions. Opponents of the U.S. withdrawal see this as a betrayal of the Syrian Kurds, who have done the heavy lifting in battling the Islamic State (ISIS) in partnership with U.S. special operations forces. Proponents see Read More