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Turkish and Russian Military Leaders Discuss Idlib Over the Phone

Turkish, Russian Military chiefs

ANKARA – Turkish and Russian military leaders have had a phone call to discuss the latest developments in Idlib, a de-escalation area in north-western Syria, the Turkish military announced Thursday. The Turkish chief of staff, General Yasar Guler, and his Russian counterpart, General Valery Gerasimov, also exchanged views on current …

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Turkey’s Deadliest Clash with Syrian Forces Leaves Four Killed

Syrian

IDLIB – Syrian government forces killed four Turkish soldiers and wounded nine others in the deadliest direct clash between the neighbors in the north-western province of Idlib on Monday that could dramatically fuel tensions. Turkey’s army returned fire after sustaining casualties as a result of intense shelling by troops loyal …

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Al-Qaeda Claims Somalia Bombing, Death Toll Rises to 90

Al-Qaeda

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, over the weekend, and the death toll from the terrorist attack has risen to 90 people. The al-Shabab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the blast that took place at the busy Ex-Control …

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US Military Completes Pullback from Northeast Syria: Esper

Syria

WASHINGTON – After repositioning and reducing forces, the United States completed its military pullback in north-eastern Syria, settling in a more stable position of about 600 troops in the rest of the country, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. In an interview with Reuters, Esper’s remarks might signal the end …

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Russian-Turkish Military Tension in Northeast Syria

Syria

MOSCOW – Tension rose Thursday between the Russian army and Turkish-backed Syrian opposition factions near the town of Ain Issa, considered a self-governed Kurdish administration in the northeast of Syria. Moscow announced that Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Army General Valery Gerasimov …

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Special Combat Unit Starts Operation for TAPI Project Security

TAPI gas pipeline

LASHKARGAH – A special combat unit of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) has started operation to stabilize provinces involving a major gas pipeline project, an official said Monday. Construction work of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project in Afghan territory was inaugurated in February 2018. However, less works has been done …

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US and Turkish Troops Lead A New Joint Patrol in Syria

US

ANKARA – US and Turkish military forces conduct the third joint ground patrol inside the security mechanism in northeastern Syria on October 4, 2019, Defense blog reported Saturday. The patrol enabled the two armies to observe first-hand progress on the destroyed fortifications of concern to Turkey. The security mechanism aims …

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Turkey, US Discuss the “Safe Zone” in Syria

Syrian

ANKARA – Turkish and US military officials will meet in Ankara next week to discuss the establishment of a security zone in Syria, according to an official statement released on Friday. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense said that US authorities would arrive to continue talks on August 5 on …

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