Syria

Erdogan Confirms First Turkish Soldiers Killed in Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, where Turkish forces were deployed to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) against the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) under Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

President of Turkey and leader of Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the party's group meeting at Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on February 5, 2020. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Convoy Attacked by ‘Pro-Regime’ Mob in Syria

A U.S. convoy was stopped at a “pro-Syrian regime forces” checkpoint near Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Wednesday and attacked by a mob. According to Syrian state media, one civilian was killed and another injured when the convoy defended itself.

US soldiers look on as they patrol the village of al Jawadiyah in the northeastern Hasakeh province, near the border with Turkey, on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP) (Photo by DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Refugee Crisis Escalates as Turkey Faces Syrian Troops in Idlib

The United Nations reported on Tuesday that a huge new wave of displaced civilians is pouring out of Syria’s Idlib province, driven out by intense Syrian and Russian military efforts to crush the last rebel forces and increasing tensions between Turkey and Syria. According to the U.N., the refugee situation in Idlib is the worst it has been since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Syrians drive with their belongings as they flee the town of Atme in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, near the Turkish border, on February 12, 2020, following a weeks-long regime offensive against the country's last major rebel bastion. (Photo by Rami al SAYED / AFP) (Photo by RAMI AL SAYED/AFP via …

Naftali Bennett: Israel, U.S. Working to Prevent Iranian Corridor

TEL AVIV – Israel and the U.S. will work together to combat Iranian terror in the Middle East, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said following a trip to the U.S., with the task being divvied up so that Jerusalem will work to curb Iran’s entrenchment in Syria while Washington will combat the Islamic Republic’s presence in Iraq.

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Report: Unidentified Warplanes Kill Eight Iraqi Militia in Syria

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and two Iraqi officials, an airstrike conducted by unidentified warplanes struck positions in Syria near the border with Iraq on Friday, killing eight members of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militia called the Imam Ali Brigades.

Smoke billows above buildings in the town of Maaret Al-Numan in Syria's northwestern Idlib province during a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on January 10, 2020. (Photo by Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP) (Photo by ABDULAZIZ KETAZ/AFP via Getty Images)