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Focus: Syria/Turkey News - Feb 17, 2016

By bartolo - Posted on 16 February 2016


Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces take town near Turkish border, pushing towards Islamic State-held territory east of Azaz - Kurdpress

Pro-gov’t daily claims 500 rebels crossed into Syria through Turkey to prevent Kurds from advancing to rebel stronghold Azaz - Todays Zaman

Turkey will not allow Syrian town of Azaz to fall to Kurdish militia: PM - Reuters

Russia says Turkey supplies Islamic State via Syrian town of Azaz - Reuters

Azaz corridor: across a narrow strip of border territory a ferocious battle with huge implications for Syria’s civil war is playing out - AP

Syrian army is now 15 kilometres away from cutting ISIS in half -

Syrian army charges toward the ISIS capital Raqqa - The Daily Caller

Syrian troops regain control of Aleppo power plant - Tasnim News Agency

Syria government allows humanitarian aid into 7 besieged areas: UN - Yahoo News

Aleppo rebels unite under former Ahrar al-Sham commander - Middle East Eye

MAP: This animated map portrays the advances of the Kurdish & loyalist forces over the last weeks north of Aleppo - Joshua Landis on Twitter

US DoS estimates Daesh at lowest level of manpower since 2014 -

ISIS faces budget crunch, killing perks and slashing salaries - Fox 5 NY



Turkey calls on US, allies to launch ground operation in Syria - Fox News

Turkey renews shelling of YPG targets on fourth day -

Russia-backed Syrian offensive aims to forge Kurdish militia corridor, Erdoğan says -

UN Security Council expresses concern over Turkey strikes in Syria, urge it to comply with international law - Todays Zaman

US-Turkish Tensions Escalate Over Syrian Kurds - VOA

EU asks Turkey to stop bombing Kurds in Syria - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Turkey expresses dissatisfaction with French criticism of shelling of Kurdish YPG militia targets in Syria - Reuters

Russia blasts Turkey's 'provocative' shelling of Kurds in Syria - Yahoo News

Turkey-Russia Antagonism Draws Kurds Closer To Moscow -

Russia has just deployed its most advanced spyplane to Syria - The Aviationist

Putin holds meeting with Iranian defense minister: Kremlin spokesman - TASS

Tehran: Saudi troops could battle Iranian Guard in Syria - WND

Hezbollah chief says Turkey, Saudi Arabia prefer war over political agreement in Syria - Yahoo News

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