Battle for Northwestern Syria: The Territorial Control as of  January 21, 2018

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Analysis: With Turkish military invasion, the Americans are once again trapped in Syria... (Haaretz, January 23, 2018)

Turkey launches ‘Olive Branch Operation’ against ‘PKK... (Hurriyet, Jan. 20, 2018)

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As Turkey steps up efforts to take control of the Kurdish-controlled area of Afrin in northern Syria, seemingly with Russia’s blessing, the Americans are caught in a diplomatic... Read more

The Turkish military has launched a crossborder land operation into the Syrian province of Afrin to fight the Syrian Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a group Ankara has deemed a ‘terror group’ for its links to... Read more

Turkey’s Olive Branch operation in Syria to have four stages... (TASS, Jan. 21, 2018)

The Olive Branch operation of the Turkish military against the Kurds’ units in northern Syria will have four stages, the Milliyet newspaper reported turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying on Sunday... Read more

Turkey has launched an air and ground campaign into Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwestern Syria. Codenamed ‘Operation Olve Branch,’ it’s the latest... Read more

AP Explains: Turkey’s ‘Operation Olive Branch’ in Afrin (ABC, Jan. 22, 2018)

Turkey’s operation on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria aims to halt YPG expansion near Turkey’s border, facilitate refugee returns and empower Ankara-backed... Read more

Analysis: Why Turkey wants  ‘secure zone’ in Afrin? (newsdeeply. com, Jan. 23, 2018)

Turkey launched its air and ground operation against Kurdish fighters in the Syrian enclave of Afrin on Saturday, with Moscow turning a blind eye on the military offensive... Read more

What is Russia’s end game in Afrin? (Al-Jazeera, Jan. 23, 2018)

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