Civilians caught in the crossfire as Turkey's Syria assault escalates

CBS NewsTurkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day. Turkey pounded the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and sent panicked ...

October 10th 2019


World leaders unite in condemnation of Turkey's Syria operation

NBCNews.comLONDON — Governments across the world joined in condemning Turkey's military incursion into northeastern Syria as the conflict ran into its second day. The European Union's foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, in a statement released by Germany's ...

October 10th 2019


Death Toll Rises as Turkey Moves Into Syria

Foreign PolicyCan Turkey hold the prisoners? The White House has said that Turkey will take control of the prisons, which contain thousands of Islamic State fighters from all over the world who traveled to Syria to join the militant group. But experts express doubt that Turkey ...

October 10th 2019


Shells Fired Into Turkey as Syria Offensive Continues for 2nd Day

The New York TimesAKCAKALE, Turkey — Shells landed in the center of this busy Turkish border town early Thursday afternoon, wounding at least six government employees, in a sharp escalation of the conflict between the Turkish state and the Kurdish militias who fought ...

October 10th 2019


Turkey says 109 people killed as troops continue advance into Syria

NBCNews.comLONDON —Turkish forces continued their advance into northeastern Syria Thursday as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey's air and ground offensive had killed more than 100 people since the operation began. It was unclear whether all of those ...

October 10th 2019


Turkey Syria offensive: Heavy fighting on second day of assault

BBC NewsTurkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. Turkey's military said it had seized designated targets. There are reports of heavy fighting in the central border ...

October 10th 2019


US says it did not approve Turkey's Syria offensive

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has denied the US gave Turkey a "green light" for its offensive in Syria. Mr Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's widely criticised decision to withdraw US troops from the northern border area. Turkey on Wednesday ...

October 10th 2019


Fears over humanitarian impact of Turkey's military offensive in Syria

CNN(CNN) Concerns are growing over the humanitarian impact caused by Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria, an operation that has sparked a political firestorm in the United States over the fate of US-allied Kurds in the area. At least eight people ...

October 10th 2019


Trump reportedly offered to sell F-35 jets to Turkey in exchange for not attacking Kurdish forces in Syria

Business InsiderPresident Donald Trump reportedly advised Turkey not to invade northeastern Syria and offered to resume sales of the US's fifth-generation aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35. Trump reportedly offered Erdogan "a really good package," in addition to other ...

October 10th 2019


Republican anger at Trump grows as Turkey launches 'sickening' attack on US allies

CNNWashington (CNN) Turkey launched its military operation to flush Kurds allied with the US out of northeastern Syria Wednesday, sparking outrage in Congress and creating rare bipartisan unity about the risks to Kurds, US national security interests, regional ...

October 10th 2019


Turkey Launches Offensive Against US-Backed Syrian Militia

The New York TimesBEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkey launched a ground and air assault on Wednesday against a Syrian militia that has been a crucial American ally in the fight against ISIS, days after President Trump agreed to let the operation proceed. As Turkish warplanes ...

October 10th 2019


'Huge concerns' thousands of ISIS prisoners may escape as Turkey invades Syria

CNNWashington (CNN) Fears are growing among American officials that thousands of ISIS fighters may escape from prisons in Syria as the Kurdish personnel guarding them gear up for a fight with Turkey, which launched a military offensive in northeastern Syria ...

October 9th 2019


Turkey says it will begin its military offensive into Syria 'shortly'

CNN"Turkish military, together with the Free Syrian Army, will cross the Turkish-Syrian border shortly," Fahrettin Altun, the Turkish government communications director tweeted from a verified account in the early hours of Wednesday morning from Istanbul.

October 9th 2019


Turkey launches military offensive in Syria

CNNBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to President Trump today about Turkey's military operation in Syria. “The leaders expressed their serious concern at Turkey's invasion of north east Syria and the risk of a humanitarian catastrophe in the region,” the ...

October 9th 2019


Turkey launches airstrikes on northern Syria after Trumps pulls back US troops

CBS NewsExpectations of the invasion increased after President Trump on Sunday abruptly announced that American troops would step aside ahead of the Turkish push, a shift in U.S. policy that essentially abandoned the Syrian Kurds, longtime U.S. allies in the fight ...

October 9th 2019