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Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are struggling to find food, water and medicine, the United Nations has said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.
A Turkish military base to be deployed in Qatar will be headquartered in Doha and lead by Qatari-Turkish generals, top official has said after sessions at parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission.
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
Russia, Turkey and Iran will form a joint working group on “de-escalation zones” in Syria in two weeks, in order to delineate the lines of the de-escalation areas and security zones
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
A number of U.S. soldiers participated in a military ceremony of Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) militants joining the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria, images have revealed.
Leaders from Turkey and Russia discuss ‘de-escalation’ zones in Syria that President Erdoğan suggests could solve half the country’s woes
Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on May 6 in Washington, where they discussed developments in Iraq and Syria, the Turkish military told state-run Anadolu Agency in a statement.
Turkey, Russia and Iran on May 4 signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria to bolster a fragile truce.
BEIRUT – Agence France-Presse
Fighting subsided in Syria on May 6 after a deal signed by government backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four “de-escalation zones” began to take effect.
HULAYLA, Iraq - Reuters
Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the nearly seven-month attempt to dislodge Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), commanders said on May 5.
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh was elected chief of the group's political bureau, a Hamas source said on May 6
Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the Zap region of northern Iraq on May 4.