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Israel hits ‘dozens of Iranian and Syrian targets’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Syria’s state media released images of what they say are destroyed houses near Damascus Israel says it has hit dozens of targets in Syria belonging to the Syrian government…


Morrison rebuffs US on Syrian extractions

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rebuffed a United States offer to rescue Australian families of Islamic State fighters from Syria. The US has offered to help its coalition partners by facilitating the return of foreign…







Joint Turkey-Russia patrols start in Syrian area

Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The…


Turkey hands over 18 Syrian soldiers

Turkey has handed over 18 men believed to be Syrian government soldiers who were seized in northeast Syria near the Turkish border earlier this week. The ministry did not say who they were handed over…


Syrian Kurds ‘should defend their land’, PKK says

On Tuesday, the fragile ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria is due to expire, three weeks after Ankara launched a cross-border offensive. Turkey said it was aiming to set up a “safe…