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UN Divided Fails to Agree on Turkey’s Offensive in Syria

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UNITED NATIONS – The divided UN Security Council failed to agree on a Turkish offensive in north-eastern Syria. The Europeans called for a halt to military action and the Syrian ally, Russia, called for “restraint” and “direct dialogue”. The five members of the European Council who called the meeting in …

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Turkish Troops Cross Into Syria; Iran Launches Military Drill

Syria

ANKARA – Turkish troops have crossed into Syria, a published report said Wednesday, citing information from a Turkish military official. The official gave no further details, the Bloomberg report said. In a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday, Turkish communications director Fahrettin Altun called on the international community to “rally” behind Ankara, …

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US and Turkish Troops Lead A New Joint Patrol in Syria

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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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Iran Has Expressed Desire to Participate in A Joint Defence Production with Pakistan

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Islamabad, Mehdi Honardoust, and Pakistan’s defense Production Minister Zubaida Jalal Khan, in an interview in Rawalpindi, exchanged views on ways to strengthen military cooperation and defense between Iran and Pakistan, Daily Times reported Wednesday. Honardoust said the development of economic cooperation alongside regional cooperation with …

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Netanyahu Hints at Israel’s Involvement in Bombings in Iraq

Isreali

TEL AVIV – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday referred to possible Israeli involvement in attacks on Iran-related targets in Iraq, Reuters reported. A series of explosions in recent weeks has affected weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, mostly supported by Iran, Israel’s regional foe. …

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