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US presence in Syria is illegal – Russia

Russia’s defence ministry attacked US plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a...

Russian military police move into Syria

Around 300 more Russian military police arrived in Syria, the defence ministry said, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey’s military...

Turkey ceasefire permanent – Trump

US President Donald Trump said a ceasefire in northern Syria is permanent and lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his...

Deal to remove YPG from border reached

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in north-east Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and weapons from the Turkish border under a deal which...

Syria offensive will resume if truce deal fails

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would press on with its offensive into Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington...

Syria assault paused as Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara sought to capture,...

Turkish offensive on Syria continues

]Turkey vowed to press ahead with offensive in northern Syria despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backed army...

Syrian Kurdish militia bombarded

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in north-east Syria on the third day of an offensive that killed hundreds, forced thousands to...

Turkish refugee resettlement plan worries allies

As Turkish troops finalise plans to attack north-east Syria, Ankara’s scheme to move millions of refugees into conquered territory is alarming Western allies as...

US policy shift on Syria a sign of Trump “unchained”

In just a few hours US President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies,...

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...