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Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas amid an unprecedented rise in coronavirus cases.

The talks between Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin are likely to be crucial in determining arrangements along the Syrian-Turkish border.

Scores killed in explosion targeting hospital in northern Syria

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Scores killed in explosion targeting hospital in northern Syria

A truck bomb exploded outside a hospital in the town of Al-Ra’ie in northern Syria, killing 12 people, the latest in a series of attacks in the area.

Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

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Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

Turkey and the US announced a 'safe zone' agreement for Syria this week, adding further uncertainty for millions of Syrians.

Erdogan pledges Syria operation against YPG east of Euphrates

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Erdogan pledges Syria operation against YPG east of Euphrates

Turkey will launch an operation in northern Syria to remove a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara.

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Erdogan invites Trump to Turkey amid Syria pullout

Turkey's President has invited Donald Trump to Ankara for talks over Syria amid praising his decision to withdraw 2,000 troops from the war-torn country.

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Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syria border: reports

Turkey began reinforcing its positions on both sides of its border with Syria after the US ordered the withdrawal of its ground forces, local ...

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US, Turkey begin joint patrols around Syria's Manbij

Turkish and US troops began joint patrols on Thursday in Manbij as the US-led coalition against IS sought to calm renewed tensions between ...

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Syria rebels surrender arms in new deal with regime

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Syrian rebels began surrendering their heavy weapons after reaching a new deal with ...

Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

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Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

Following a deal brokered by opposition groups and Russia, Syrian rebels and civilians were transported to Afrin.

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Thousands of Syrian rebels and civilians to leave Qalamoun

Syrian rebels are expected to begin leaving one of the final strongholds in the Damascus area Saturday, following a deal with regime ally Russia.

Turkey arrests Chechen man 'carrying explosives' on Syrian border

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Turkey arrests Chechen man 'carrying explosives' on Syrian border

Eighteen people, including a Chechen man carrying explosives attempting to illegally cross the border to Turkey from Syria were detained by ...

Erdogan: Turkey planning new military offensives in Syria

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Erdogan: Turkey planning new military offensives in Syria

Turkey is planning new offensives inside Syria against groups deemed terrorist organisations by Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ...

Turkey concludes Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria

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Turkey concludes Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria

Turkey on Wednesday said its "Euphrates Shield" military campaign in northern Syria had been "successfully concluded".

Russian, American and Turkish generals gather for Syria strategy

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Russian, American and Turkish generals gather for Syria strategy

Top generals of the Turkish, Russian and US armies met Tuesday for talks about next steps in the fight against the Islamic State group [IS] in ...

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Bring back the burka, demand Syrian townsfolk after ban

The head of recently recaptured Syrian town's local administration has been arrested after he issued a controversial ban on women wearing the niqab.

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Burka ban in town recaptured from IS sparks anger

The head of recently recaptured Syrian town's local administration has been arrested after he issued a controversial ban on women wearing the ...

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Turkey to 'press on with Syria-operation' despite Istanbul attack

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that his country will 'carry on cross-border operations and Euphrates Shield and ...

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Fourteen Turkish soldiers killed fighting IS in Syria

At least fourteen Turkish soldiers were killed and 33 were wounded Wednesday during battles to retake the Syrian city of al-Bab from the Islamic ...

Turkish commandos to bolster anti-IS force in Syria

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Turkish commandos to bolster anti-IS force in Syria

Around 300 Turkish commandos are on their way to Syria to aid rebel forces looking to take al-Bab from the Islamic State group militants.

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Syria

The attack took place near the town of al-Bab, 25 kilometres from the Turkish border, where the Islamic State group reportedly regrouped after ...

IS' new spokesman vows global attacks following recent defeats

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IS' new spokesman vows global attacks following recent defeats

A new media spokesperson for the Islamic State group - following the death of Abu Mohammed al-Adnani - has been identified and vowed to attack ...

Syrian rebels hit by IS 'chemical attack'

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Syrian rebels hit by IS 'chemical attack'

Dozens of Syrian rebels have been injured after IS launched a suspected chemical attack on Turkish-backed fighters.

Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed

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Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed

Turkey's President Erdogan has discussed the Syrian conflict with his Russian counterpart after the Turkish army accused Damascus of killing its ...

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