Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Turkey: Erdogan threatens to attack People’s Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia in Syria very soon

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Turkey and the US were on a collision course Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch an offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria – a move Pentagon officials deem “unacceptable”.

Erdogan has repeatedly warned that the Turkish military is preparing an operation in Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, which the US has supported as the main fighting force against the Islamic State (IS) group.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Syria: Clashes between Turkish army and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria as Ankara deploys military to border

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Clashes between the Turkish army and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northeastern city of Qamishli have erupted on Saturday, Iranian Fars News Agency reported, citing pro-Syrian rebel Step News.

Turkish Army shelled SDF military points in Qamishli and near the border with Turkey while two military points of the Turkish Army were destroyed, three Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were injured during two separate military offensives by the SDF, according to Fars News Agency.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Turkey: 3 soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Hakkari province

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Three Turkish soldiers were killed and another wounded Sunday in clashes with Kurdish militants belonging to the outlawed PKK group in southeast Turkey, the private news agency DHA reported.

The fighting occurred in Hakkari province, nestled up against the Iraqi and Iranian borders, DHA said, adding that three militants -which it termed terrorists- were also killed.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ukraine: Ukrainian soldier killed in clashes with Russia-backed separatists

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Kyiv says one of its soldiers has been killed and three others wounded in a battle with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The Defense Ministry said on July 8 that separatist fighters violated a cease-fire 16 times in a 24-hour period, using 120- and 82-millimeter mortars, tank weapons, and 122-millimeter artillery shells that are banned under the Minsk peace agreements.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Iraq: Turkey neutralizes 61 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) terrorists in north Iraq

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Turkey has “neutralized” at least 61 PKK terrorists during an ongoing counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

As part of the Operation Claw — which was launched on May 27 by the Turkish Armed Forces against the PKK terror group in the Hakurk region — a total of 110 mines and improvised explosives were annihilated so far, the ministry said in a statement.

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