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President Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

President Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militiaThe warning drew a sharp rebuke from Ankara on Monday and revived fears of another downturn in ties between the NATO allies.



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Erdogan blasts Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia

Erdogan blasts Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militiaTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned comments by a key US envoy over the future of a US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia as a “grave mistake”, as tensions flared over Washington’s planned withdrawal from war-torn Syria. Erdogan’s comments came shortly after US National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks in the Turkish capital with Erdogan’s adviser Ibrahim Kalin, in a key meeting focusing on the surprise US decision to withdraw its troops from Syria.



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Erdogan vows to clear Syria of Kurd militia, IS

Erdogan vows to clear Syria of Kurd militia, ISTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to drive out a US-backed Kurdish militia and jihadists from Syria as Kurdish forces there warned that any attack by Ankara could seriously undermine the fight against the Islamic State. Erdogan’s promise followed the shock decision by US President Donald Trump to pull out 2,000 American ground forces from Syria on the grounds that IS had been “beaten”.



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Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within daysTurkey will launch a new operation in Syria within days against a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. “We will start an operation to free the east of the Euphrates from the separatist terrorist organisation in the next few days,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara, referring to territory held by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).



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Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in SyriaANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.



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On patrol with the Iraqi militia hunting the last remnants of the Islamic State group

On patrol with the Iraqi militia hunting the last remnants of the Islamic State groupPhotojournalist Sebastian Backhaus shares his images taken while embedded with the al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq.



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Pro-regime Druze militia in Syria hangs IS member: monitor

Pro-regime Druze militia in Syria hangs IS member: monitorPro-government Druze militiamen hanged a member of the Islamic State group in Syria’s Sweida on Tuesday, a monitor said, just days after the jihadists executed a young hostage from the minority group. IS abducted more than 30 Druze civilians — women and their children — from a remote village less than two weeks ago, during a brutal onslaught in the southern province. “A member of IS was detained during an attack against a pro-regime position in the Sweida countryside,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.



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Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in SyriaIsrael declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack. The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24 hours after Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would strike Iran’s “proxies” anywhere in Syria. Fighters of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force, mainly composed of Iran-trained Shiite militia, have played a major role in the war against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group in Syria as well as Iraq.



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Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in SyriaIsrael declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack. The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24 hours after Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would strike Iran’s “proxies” anywhere in Syria. Fighters of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force, mainly composed of Iran-trained Shiite militia, have played a major role in the war against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group in Syria as well as Iraq.



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A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.

A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.WASHINGTON ― A mostly non-Christian militia linked to a brutal Iranian-backed



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