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Turkey Says Can Form 'Security Zone' in Syria Alone

Turkey could establish a "security zone" in neighbouring Syria on its own, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, as the United States plans to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.

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Erdogan in Moscow for Talks with Putin on Syria Safe Zone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold Syria talks in Moscow on Wednesday, with Turkey saying they will focus on Ankara's so-called "security zone" in northern Syria.

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Nearly 5,000 Flee Last IS Enclave in Eastern Syria

Nearly 5,000 people, including almost 500 Islamic State fighters, have since Monday left the jihadist group's last bastion in eastern Syria, where IS continues to lose ground, a Britain-based monitor said.

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12 Iranians among 21 Killed in Israel's Syria Strikes

The death toll from Israel's latest bombardment of military targets in Syria rose from 11 to 21, a war monitor said Tuesday, adding that most of those killed were Iranian.

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Suicide Attack on Kurdish-U.S. Convoy in Syria 'Kills 5'

A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria Monday killed five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying U.S. troops in an anti-jihadist coalition, a monitor said.

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Israel Says it Hit Iranian Military Sites in Syria; 11 Dead

Israeli jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early on Monday, the military said in a rare departure from its years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria.

The military said the targets included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp. The strikes were in response to a surface-to-surface rocket that Iranian forces fired toward Israel on Sunday that was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system over a ski resort in the Golan Heights. That followed a rare Israeli daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport.

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Turkey Says Syria Regime Forces Shouldn't Be Allowed in Manbij

Turkey on Friday insisted Syrian regime forces should not be allowed in Manbij as US troops withdraw, as proposed by a US-backed Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara.

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New Envoy Stresses Need for U.N.-Backed Solution to Syria War

The new U.N. envoy to Syria ended his first visit to the war-torn country Thursday, stressing the need for a U.N.-brokered political solution to the eight-year conflict.

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North Syria Must Be under Regime Control, Lavrov Says

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Syria's regime must take control of the country's north, after calls from the US to set up a Turkish-controlled "security zone" in the area.

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Syria Kurds Reject 'Security Zone' under Turkish Control

Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries' border.

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