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Fresh aid convoy to reach Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Fresh aid convoy to reach Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Ankara is riled by U.S. support and arming of the Kurds, and accuses Washington of not fulfilling a promise to move the Syrian Kurdish fighters in Manbij east of the Euphrates River.

The "Olive Branch" Turkish military operation started on January 20 with the aim of ousting the YPG, a Kurdish militia that controls most of northern Syria under the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) umbrella organization, which is integrated by leftists Arab, Armenian, Syrian, Kurdish and other ethnic minorities' militias. Accusing Turkey of distracting the YPG/PKK's attention from ISIL by carrying out the Afrin operation, prompting YPG/PKK militants to rush there to fight against the Turkish army, the USA administration has been asking Turkey to conclude the operation as quickly as possible, preferably not going into Afrin city.

Erdogan has repeatedly said that after taking Afrin, Turkey's offensive would expand to key border towns controlled by the YPG right up to the Iraqi frontier.

In a column on Wednesday, Murat Yetkin of the Hurriyet Daily News wrote that Pompeo had "prejudgments" regarding Turkey, citing the deleted tweet, and he added that it was not easy to erase people's memories.

Russian Federation said it expected at least 100 civilians to leave eastern Ghouta, where it daily declares a five-hour ceasefire, on Thursday, Interfax news agency reported.

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"We haven't been able to treat some of these cases for more than a year", said Mohammed al-Marhum, a doctor. Such evacuations in Syria typically see people taken out of a besieged area for care, and then transported back in after treatment.

What was the Syrian opposition's largest piece of territory near the capital Damascus has been split into three encircled pockets by a government offensive that began almost a month ago.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that army soldiers managed overnight to make their way into the town of Hamouriyah, located 12 kilometers from Damascus city center, which is under the control of the Faylaq al-Rahman militant group.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday claimed that Syrian rebels were planning to stage a chemical attack to give the US-led coalition a pretext to strike Damascus.

His comments came as his Turkish counterpart visited Moscow for talks.


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