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Syrians walk at the border crossing between Iraq and Syria in Semelka, northeast Syria, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. The border crossing between Iraq and Syria's Kurdish-held northeastern Syria was dreary on Monday. The truck lane of the usually bustling commercial gateway was empty_ only a single pick-up stood in the parking lot with sheep in the flatbed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 14, 2019 - 6:07 pm
SEMELKA, Syria (AP) — It was a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping Kurdish-run northeast Syria: foreign aid workers and journalists packed this border crossing on Monday, rushing to get out to Iraq. The exodus was not propelled by the Turkish offensive launched last week. Instead, it was the...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters advance with theirs armoured personnel carrier in Tel Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Fighting continued into the afternoon in Tel Abyad, where smoke could be seen rising from several points in the town. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 13, 2019 - 1:45 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 8:40 p.m. France and Germany are stepping up efforts to stop the Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron is holding an emergency security meeting Sunday night to...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters advance with theirs armoured personnel carrier in Tel Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Fighting continued into the afternoon in Tel Abyad, where smoke could be seen rising from several points in the town. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 13, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Syrian state TV says government troops are moving to the north to confront an ongoing Turkish-led invasion of northern Syria, but gave no further details. A Syrian Kurdish official and a war monitor also said...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 9:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 4:40 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Turkey's president to immediately stop his country's military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters. Merkel spoke by phone to Recep Tayyip...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Turkey's president has rejected offers for mediation with Syrian Kurdish fighters as the Turkish military continues its offensive against them in northern Syria. Speaking Sunday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 7:35 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Russia's president says all foreign troops should leave Syria unless the Syrian government asks them to stay. Vladimir Putin said in an interview with three Arabic television stations that was released Sunday that...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 7:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A U.S. official says the situation in northeast Syria is "deteriorating rapidly" as Turkey-backed forces advance and could isolate American forces on the ground. The official said Sunday the development is quickly...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 6:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Pope Francis has appealed for a new effort at dialogue after U.S. forces pulled back from northeastern Syria, clearing the way for Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurds there. Francis said civilians including...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 6:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Syrian Kurdish officials say more than 700 Islamic State supporters have escaped from a camp for displaced people in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces advance on the area. The Kurdish-led administration said...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian fighters enter Ras al-Yan, Syria.Turkey's military says it has captured a key Syrian border town Ras al-Ayn under heavy bombardment in its most significant gain as its offensive against Kurdish fighters presses into its fourth day. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2019 - 5:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in Syria (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The United Nations says at least 130,000 people have been displaced by the fighting in northeastern Syria with many more likely on the move as a Turkish offensive in the area enters its fifth day. Meanwhile, the...
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