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Erin Cunningham
correspondent in Istanbul, writing about the region. Previously: Cairo, Kabul, Gaza, Baghdad. erin.cunningham@washpost.com
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Adam Klasfeld 5h
BREAKING: SDNY charges Turkish state-run bank Halkbank in sanctions violations in connection with the record-breaking money-laundering scheme to Iran executed by gold trader Reza Zarrab. Zarrab was the client whose release Giuliani pushed for between Trump and Erdogan.
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Dan Lamothe 7h
The "deliberate withdrawal" of the U.S. military from Manbij appears to have included removing weapons, vehicles and classified equipment, and leaving just about everything else.
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OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III 14h
Coalition forces are executing a deliberate withdrawal from northeast Syria. We are out of Manbij. // تقوم قوات التحالف بتنفيذ إنسحاب مدروس من شمال شرق سوريا. لقد غادرنا منبج
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Dan Lamothe 14h
Russia says its units are now patrolling between the Turkish and Syrian militaries near the Syrian town of Manbij, in a sign that Moscow is moving to fill a security vacuum after U.S. troops were withdrawn. Via
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John Hudson Oct 14
It's being condemned worldwide, but Erdogan's incursion into Syria is a political winner at home By
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Erin Cunningham Oct 14
“This is our nightmare scenario. There are tens of thousands of people on the run and we have no way of getting to them.”   Aid agencies suspend ops in NE Syria, gov’t troops deploy as part of deal w/Kurds, Turkey-backed rebels in attack on Manbij
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Erin Cunningham Oct 13
Syrian Kurdish journalist killed in Turkish airstrike on civilian convoy - Committee to Protect Journalists
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Erin Cunningham Oct 13
Chaos in northeast Syria as Turkish troops advance and U.S. troops withdraw ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Dan Williams Oct 13
Kurdish-led authority says 785 foreigners affiliated with Islamic States managed to escape Ain Issa camp on Sunday -
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Cengiz Oct 12
Horrific videos coming out of NE Syria right now. Turkish-backed fighters executing people on the side of a highway, women covering in blood screaming over dead children, chaos in an ISIS prison.
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Dan Lamothe Oct 12
U.S. forces say Turkey was deliberately ‘bracketing’ American troops with artillery fire in Syria. That’s not something we ever would have done to a partner force," Army officer says.
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Ben Hubbard Oct 12
Four days into Turkey's Syria incursion, Arab rebels killed two Kurdish prisoners, one shot with his arms tied behind his back. may have unleashed dangerous sectarian forces by pulling American troops out of the way. With
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Erin Cunningham Oct 12
Cross-border firefights, a rising death toll and a growing exodus of people from their homes over the past few days have reinforced worries that Turkey’s operation in northeast Syria might easily spiral out of control. ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Daniel Dale Oct 11
The president told reporters yesterday that “we have no soldiers in Syria.” This is probably news to the 1,000 soldiers in Syria.
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Erin Cunningham Oct 11
ummm ok. but that’s what happened.
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Erin Cunningham Oct 11
what happened was an NIOC official called in to Press TV and said on air that the missiles likely came from the direction of Saudi Arabia. NIOC followed up clarifying that his comment was not part of their official assessment.
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Erin Cunningham Oct 9
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Erin Cunningham Oct 9
Which Middle East is he looking at, I wonder
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Erin Cunningham Oct 9
Replying to @mohosny @MaddFan1
“the Turkey’s military offensive”😬
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Hashem Osseiran Oct 9
: explosion heard in northeast near border, moments after Ankara announced the start of an against Syria's Kurds: correspondent at border
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