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tension rises as turkey sends troops to ypg stronghold


us urges restraint and france calls security council meeting as showdown looms between turkish troops and kurdish ypg.






turkish president: troops entered is stronghold in syria


turkey's president says his troops and allied syrian opposition fighters have entered the center of the northern town of al-bab that is a stronghold of the islamic state group.






south sudan's troops said to advance on rebel stronghold


thousands of south sudanese have been displaced and aid workers evacuated as rebels on saturday accused government troops of advancing on their stronghold and killing civilians along the way.






turkish president says troops advancing in northern syria


turkey's president says his troops and allied syrian fighters have reached the heart of the islamic state stronghold of al-bab in northern syria and will eventually march on the extremists' de facto capital, raqqa.






syrian government troops push on into is stronghold town


syrian opposition activists say government troops are pushing deeper into an islamic state stronghold in the country's east, the town of mayadeen.






syrian troops, turkey-backed forces surround is stronghold


syrian state media and an activist group say pro-government forces have a nced toward al-bab, completing the encirclement of the islamic state-held town, which had been partially besieged by turkey-backed opposition forces.






syrian troops, turkey-backed forces surround is stronghold


syrian pro-government forces a nced monday toward al-bab, completing the encirclement of the islamic state-held town which had been partially besieged by turkey-backed opposition forces, state media and an activist group said.






iraqi troops move into mosul's old city, last is stronghold


u.s.-backed iraqi troops pushed into the last islamic state stronghold in the country's second largest city of mosul on sunday, an iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign.






turkish troops advance in offensive on kurdish stronghold in northern syria, des


the face-off with the u.s. over afrin exacerbates already considerable strains that have tested turkey's relations with washington in recent years






syrian troops, turkey-backed forces surround is stronghold


beirut (ap) — syrian state media and an activist group say pro-government forces have a nced toward al-bab, completing the encirclement of the islamic state-held town, which had been partially besieged by turkey-backed opposition forces. turkish troops and syrian opposition fighters have been trying to seize the town for weeks. the syrian government and the turkish-backed […]






iraqi troops move into mosul's old city, last is stronghold


u.s.-backed iraqi troops pushed into the last islamic state stronghold in mosul on sunday, an iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign to drive the militants from iraq's second largest city.






turkey sends more troops to qatar


new delegation joins turkish forces at military base in doha under a joint agreement between the two nations.






why are tensions rising in the red sea region?


egypt sends troops to eritrea as sudan and turkey ink a deal to rebuild a red sea island and construct a naval dock.






iraqi troops launch battle for last islamic state stronghold in mosul


u.s.-backed iraqi troops pushed into the last islamic state stronghold in mosul on sunday, launching a major battle for the old city where some 150,000 civilians are believed to be trapped and risk being used as human shields by the extremists.






iraqi troops encircle mosul's old city


baghdad says troops have completely surrounded the isil stronghold after months of deadly fighting.






iraqi troops launch battle for last isis stronghold in mosul


iraqi forces start offensive to retake last area of isis militants’ stronghold.






syrian government troops push on into is stronghold town


beirut (ap) — syrian opposition activists say government troops are pushing deeper into an islamic state stronghold in the country’s east, the town of mayadeen. the britain-based syrian observatory for human rights says clashes with militants intensified in the morning hours on thursday in the town, as government forces advanced into the western and northern […]






iraqi troops move into mosul’s old city, last is stronghold


baghdad (ap) — u.s.-backed iraqi troops pushed into the last islamic state stronghold in mosul on sunday, an iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign to drive the militants from iraq’s second largest city. the is group captured mosul when it swept across northern and central iraq in the […]






germany presses turkey for assurances on visiting troops


germany's foreign minister is seeking assurances from turkey putting "beyond doubt" that german lawmakers can visit troops stationed at a turkish air base.






greek, turkish leaders meet amid tension over servicemen


the prime ministers of greece and turkey are meeting in athens, amid tension over the fate of turkish servicemen seeking asylum in greece whom turkey accuses of involvement in last year's failed coup.






turkey insists some troops stay in any cyprus peace deal


turkey toughened its stance tuesday in talks to reunify cyprus, insisting that it won't sign any deal involving the withdrawal of all its troops from the ethnically divided mediterranean island nation.






syrian troops besiege is held northern stronghold


syrian government forces are besieging the last islamic state stronghold in the northern province of aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to free the entire province from militants.






turkey says turkish troops move into syria’s idlib province


ankara, turkey (ap) — turkey’s military says turkish troops have moved into syria’s northwestern idlib province as part of an operation to enforce a “de-escalation” zone that was internationally agreed on in the region. monday’s statement says the troops crossed into syrian territory the previous day to begin “reconnaissance activities” in idlib. the statement did […]






germany, turkey fail to break deadlock over air base visit


ankara, turkey (ap) — turkey on monday refused to budge on its refusal to let german lawmakers visit troops stationed at a turkish air base, a stance that left nato ally germany on the verge of a likely decision to move those troops to jordan. speaking after a meeting with his german counterpart that was […]






germany, turkey to discuss impasse over visiting troops


germany's foreign minister is meeting with his turkish counterpart in an attempt to overcome an impasse over turkey's refusal to allow german lawmakers visit troops stationed at a turkish air base.






germany, turkey fail to break deadlock over air base visit


turkey on monday refused to budge on its refusal to let german lawmakers visit troops stationed at a turkish air base, a stance that left nato ally germany on the verge of a likely decision to move those troops to jordan.






turkey says turkish troops move into syria's idlib province


turkey's military says turkish troops have moved into syria's northwestern idlib province as part of an operation to enforce a "de-escalation" zone that was internationally agreed on in the region.






syria state media: pro-government troops seize the town of mayadeen, an islamic


beirut (ap) — syria state media: pro-government troops seize the town of mayadeen, an islamic state stronghold in the country’s east.






syrian troops besiege islamic state stronghold


syrian government forces are besieging the last islamic state stronghold in the northern province of aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported thursday.






analysis: why is turkey deploying troops to qatar?


turkey's decision is not necessarily anti-saudi, but it is definitely pro-qatari, say analysts.






the latest: dutch minister blasé about turkey going to court


the latest on tension between turkey and western europe (all times local):






the latest: no immediate dutch reaction on turkey protest


the latest on tension between turkey and western europe (all times local):






the latest: eu tells turkey to calm down


the latest on tension between turkey and western europe (all times local):






us chief of staff to visit turkey for talks on raqqa


ankara, turkey (ap) — turkey’s defense minister says the u.s. chief of staff, gen. joe dunford, will arrive in turkey on friday for talks on a possible joint operation to recapture the islamic state group’s syrian stronghold of raqqa. fikri isik told reporters in brussels that dunford’s visit to ankara would help washington assess whether […]






turkey sends frigate to monitor gas drilling off cyprus


turkey's military says it has deployed a frigate in the eastern mediterranean to monitor a drilling ship that is believed to have begun searching for oil and gas off ethnically divided cyprus despite turkey's objections.