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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says 25 soldiers were injured while seven others are unaccounted for in an accident during the firing of heavy weapon ordnance. In a statement, the ministry said the unexplained accident occurred Friday at a base in Hakkari province, which borders both Iraq and Iran and where clashes between Kurdish … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey: 25 soldiers hurt by exploding ordnance, 7 missing

Chaos in 2 towns as Turkish as Syrian forces close in

BEIRUT/March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Parallel offensives waged by Turkey and the Syrian government on two separate towns in Syria on Monday pushed residents into overcrowded shelters for safety as others tried to flee the advancing forces by road. Residents and displaced families in the besieged town of Douma in the rebel-held Damascus suburbs of … Continue reading Chaos in 2 towns as Turkish as Syrian forces close in

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

HASSA, Turkey/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara’s offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes between Turkish troops and Kurdish fighters also broke … Continue reading Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the Kurds from the area, a Kurdish militia and a war monitoring group said. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, started on … Continue reading Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

HASSA, Turkey/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, codenamed Operation Olive Branch, … Continue reading Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

HASSA, Turkey/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region. Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish jets and Turkish artillery units at the border … Continue reading Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria