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Civilians have fled Afrin city in recent days as battles rage between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish fighters. (AFP photo)

Syria conflict rages as war enters eighth year

By Agence France-Presse Syria's lacerating conflict entered its eighth year Thursday with the country riven by international power struggles, as Turkey encircled a besieged northern…

(AFP / Nazeer al-Khatib/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

By Agence France-Presse Turkey turned up the heat on Syria's Afrin Wednesday, launching deadly strikes on Damascus loyalists deployed around the Kurdish enclave and closing…

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters advance in north of Afrin, Syria, March 8, 2018. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Syria’s Afrin cut off from water: UN

By Reuters The water supply to Syria’s Afrin town has been cut off for a week after a change in control of a key dam,…


Turkish forces ‘surround’ Syrian Kurdish city

By Agence France-Presse Turkey said Tuesday its army and allied rebels had surrounded the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria, raising the prospect of…