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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 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…

Washington has said Turkey's operation against the YPG militia in Syria risks diverting energy from the fight against IS jihadists. (AFP/File / BULENT KILIC / MANILA BULLETIN)

Tillerson meets Erdogan to ease Turkey tensions

By Agence France-Presse US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, seeking to ease tensions…