Mazloum Abdi, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), attends a meeting with other commanders and representatives of the US-led coalition in the northwestern Syrian city of Hasakah. Photo: AFP

Commander of Syria’s Kurdish forces accuses Turkey of scuppering US-brokered ceasefire deal

  • Mazloum Abdi, head of the Syrian Democratic Forces, says he wants to see a role for the US in Syria to counterbalance Russian influence in the region
Topic |   Turkey

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Mazloum Abdi, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), attends a meeting with other commanders and representatives of the US-led coalition in the northwestern Syrian city of Hasakah. Photo: AFP
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Turkish soldiers on a truck drive back from Syria on Friday, in the border town of Akcakale in southeastern Turkey. Photo: AP Photo

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to restart Syria offensive, as scattered fighting flares despite ceasefire

  • Ankara warns Kurdish forces to withdraw from border ‘safe zone’, while Kurds say they are still being targeted by air and artillery attacks
  • Trump says Erdogan assured him over phone that he ‘very much wants ceasefire to work’
Topic |   Turkey

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Turkish soldiers on a truck drive back from Syria on Friday, in the border town of Akcakale in southeastern Turkey. Photo: AP Photo
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