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Roundup: Turkish army advances… 100,000 flee homes… Jihadists kill a Kurdish politician…

Turkey Syria offensive: 100,000 flee homes as assault continues

The UN says thousands of people are sheltering in schools as pressure mounts on Turkey to halt the attack.
Kurdish politician among nine civilians shot dead by pro-Turkey forces in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says they were killed after being taken from their cars

Turkish-backed proxies leading a ground offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in north-eastern Syria have killed nine civilians including a female politician, a human rights monitor has claimed.

The New York Times – Ben Hubbard – Oct 12, 11:50 AM

Turkish-backed militants fighting in Syria killed at least two Kurdish prisoners on Saturday, one of them lying on the side of the road with his hands bound behind his back, according to a video from the scene and a fighter who said he witnessed

Newsweek – Tom O’Connor – Oct 11, 11:49 AM

A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria. Newsweek has learned through both an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official and senior Pentagon official that Special

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

Turkey’s Syria invasion following US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East By invading
The Independent – Samuel Osborne – Oct 11, 8:02 AM

Five Isis militants have broken out of a prison in northern Syria after Turkish shelling nearby, a spokesman in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has said. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras

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