Though the US and Turkey are discussing the possibility of creating a safe zone in northern Syria, Washington's inconsistent policy decisions over the future of the contested region is pushing Ankara to pursue its own security goals.
Days of fighting between the Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) alliance and Turkey-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) ended after the parties reached a ceasefire agreement in Idlib.
US flip-flopping on its Middle East policy shows a severe lack of understanding of the region and negligence for its allies' national security interests.
The Turkish army has been deploying troops and military equipment for weeks as preparations for a major anti-terror operation in Syria.
President of Syrian Turkmen Assembly says that liberation of Manbij and the east of Euphrates River will be answer for "YPG terrorists who abuse Arab, Turkmen, and Kurdish minorities in northern Syria."
Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says a US military delegation is visiting Turkey to discuss US President Donald Trump's announcement of plans to withdraw roughly 2,000 US troops from Syria.
At least 62 Al Shabab terrorists were killed after US forces conducted six air strikes in two separate operations, according to the US military.
US coalition air strikes target a mosque in Buhatir village of Daesh-held Hejjin district on the eastern outskirts of Syria's Deir Ezzor city, local sources say.
The UN pact was agreed in July by all 193 UN members except the United States, but only 164 formally signed it at the meeting last Monday.
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the nine firms and people being added to the US blacklist are "critical actors" in a scheme to support Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad. Officials in Moscow dismiss the sanctions as illegal.
The Syrian regime is gearing up for an expected offensive in Idlib province, which is home to nearly 3 million people and has a large al Qaida presence in addition to opposition and rebel groups.
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