US Defense Department says American troops in northern Syria were shifted "out of the path of potential Turkish incursion." Ankara says its campaign against terrorists is meant to establish a peace corridor to resettle millions of displaced Syrians.
The US has opened the way for Turkey's cross-border operation in northern Syria, which is aimed at clearing the region from the YPG presence and overseeing Daesh prisoners.
US President Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, where Turkey plans a military campaign, saying it was too costly to keep supporting SDF/ YPG militants.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on crucial issues including the PKK terror group's Syrian wing, YPG's, presence in the northeastern part of the country, where Ankara plans to launch a military operation soon.
Syrian regime and Russian forces have killed at least six civilians in northwestern Idlib province, according to a war monitor.
The European Union's lack of support to Turkey in handling the refugee crisis is forcing Ankara to allow safe passage to Syrian refugees on their way to Europe.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said opposition forces attacked regime positions in the south of Idlib, killing at least 51 combatants on both sides, as Russian-backed regime forces have been making gains in the last opposition stronghold.
The regime attacked a Turkish military observation post in Idlib, officials said. The Russia-backed assault on northwestern Syria has killed over 800 people, with the UN warning three million people are at dire risk if the offensive continues.
The warning from Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu comes a day after a Turkish military convoy was targeted by an air strike in northwest Syria, killing three civilians.
The Turkish military convoy was heading toward an observation post established as part of an agreement between Russia, Iran and Turkey to turn Syria's Idlib into a de-escalation zone.
A war monitor says "fierce clashes" between loyalist forces, militants and allied rebels were taking place one kilometre west of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib province.
As Washington and Ankara thrash out their plan for a safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters have bolstered defences and are prepping for battle.
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