Turkish soldiers in armoured personnel carriers move through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands ceasefire in Syria

  • Trump orders sanctions on Turkey as US forces scramble for Syria exit
  • The Turks began attacks in Syria last week against Kurdish fighters following the exit of US troops
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Turkish soldiers in armoured personnel carriers move through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij. Photo: AFP
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Mourners attend a funeral for Kurdish political leader Hevrin Khalaf and others including civilians and Kurdish fighters, in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Photo: AFP

Kurdish fighters announce deal with Syria to deploy troops as Turkish offensive takes tolls

  • The announcement on Sunday came as the US ordered the withdrawal of almost its entire ground force in Syria
  • The Kurds feel they have been betrayed by the US, their once formidable ally in the fight against Islamic State
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Mourners attend a funeral for Kurdish political leader Hevrin Khalaf and others including civilians and Kurdish fighters, in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Photo: AFP
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