The Turkish and American officials ended three days of talks in Ankara to discuss plans for a peace corridor, saying they had agreed to set up an operations centre in Turkey "as soon as possible."
The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al Qahtaniya, a town in Hasakeh province, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor.
The US may have to go back to the drawing board for its Syria policy if it forces Turkey into another operation in Syria.
The clock is ticking fast and Washington can no longer afford to ignore Turkey's security obstacles and continue its support of the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliates.
Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks.
President Donald Trump in March froze more than $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria while his administration reassesses Washington's role in the Syrian conflict.
The Turkish military and Syrian opposition groups have cleared the Afrin border areas of the YPG, and now they are changing their tactics for the second phase of the operation. New deployments are also on the way.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northern region is meant to safeguard "territorial integrity of Syria, along with Turkey's national security."
The Turkish military began “Operation Olive Branch” on Saturday in Syria’s Afrin to eradicate the YPG that it sees as a security threat on its borders.
Turkey started a military operation on Saturday in Syria’s Afrin to eradicate the YPG from its borders, as it sees the terror group a threat to its national security. The diplomatic traffic began days ago, and intensified after the operation began.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says "all actors must abandon their geopolitical ambitions" in Syria.
Armed groups like Daesh and the YPG control most of Syria's oil fields. Some local Syrians have set up makeshift refineries in a country where petrol has become scarce and expensive.
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