Smoke could be seen rising near the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that a Turkish military operation into Syria had started. (Oct. 9)
Turkey dispatched a military convoy of 40 tow trucks carrying armored vehicles to its border with Syria to reinforce its outposts, Tuesday, February 4, in response to rising tensions in the area.
- - - - - - - - - At least 22 civilians, including several children, have been killed in northwest Syria as Russian and government forces launched a series of air raids, according to volunteer medics who operate in rebel-held areas. A new ceasefire agreement between Russia and Turkey, who support opposing sides in Syria's conflict, went into effect on Sunday but violence has continued. The Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, said the attacks on Tuesday targeted a dozen towns and villages in Maaret al-Numaan district, Idlib province, causing civilians to flee en masse towards internally displaced people (IDP) camps near the Turkish border.
Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez Hodayan reports. American forces stopped a Russian convoy in Syria from crossing the border into Iraq, Tuesday, January 21, according to the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights.
- - - - - - - - Turkey deployed tanks to its border with Syria, Thursday, February 6, as tension with the Syrian government increases in the Idlib province.
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