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Monitor Groups Warn of Enduring Refugee Crisis Amid Turkish Incursion in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish City Hit by Islamic State Car Bomb, Turkish Airstrikes, Ground Assault

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Syrian Kurdish Refugee in Turkey Killed in Shelling From Syria

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Wounded Kurdish fighters hold portraits of comrades who were killed fighting against IS militants, during a demonstration outside the U.N. building in Qamishli, northeast Syria, against an anticipated Turkish incursion, Oct. 8, 2019.
As the Turkish military and its allied Syrian rebels continue their operation against US-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, Christian communities in the region fear that the Turkish-led offensive is threatening their very existence in the war-torn country
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Sun, 10/13/2019 - 17:14
Relatives of Halil Yagmur, 64, who was killed Friday during mortar shelling from Syria, mourn over his grave at the cemetery in…
Concerns are expressed a second humanitarian crisis could unfold if the Turkish government creates a safe zone to relocate internally placed people
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Sat, 10/12/2019 - 15:12
Syrians gather at the site of an explosion in the northeastern Kurdish city of Qamishli on October 11, 2019. - An explosives…
VOA reporter eyewitness to Islamic State bombing in Qamishli
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Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:35
A combination picture shows Alexanda Kotey and Shafee Elsheikh, who the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim are British…
Transfer takes place amid fears US-backed Kurdish forces can no longer guarantee they can continue detaining the prisoners as Turkey has begun a military offensive to remove Syrian Kurdish fighters from parts of the Syria-Turkey border
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Thu, 10/10/2019 - 20:26
Members of Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (former FSA) flash the V-sign as they drive back to Turkey near the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Oct. 9, 2019.
The Syrian National Army, a Turkish-backed rebel group active in parts of northern Syria, is the main group that is participating in the Turkish-led offensive in northeast Syria
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Wed, 10/09/2019 - 20:02
In this Oct. 6, 2019 photo, Turkish forces artillery pieces are seen on their new positions near the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province, Turkey.
Experts say the sudden US decision to withdraw from areas near the Syria-Turkish border has placed Syrian Kurdish forces in a difficult situation
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Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:26
SDF general commander Mazloum Abdi, center, speaks during a press conference in Kobani, Syria, July 22, 2019. (S. Kajjo/VOA video grab)
Syrian Kurds say they are 'highly concerned' about possible Turkish incursion
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Sun, 10/06/2019 - 16:30