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City and nahiyah in Aleppo, Syria

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Kobanî: City and nahiyah in Aleppo, Syria
Kobanî, officially Ayn al-Arab, is a city in the Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria, lying immediately south of the border with Turkey. As a consequence of the Syrian Civil War, the city had been under control of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia between 2012 and 2019. In 2014, it was declared to be the administrative center of the Kobanî Canton of the de facto autonomous Rojava, which later became the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

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Pentagon's Esper sees Syria pullback taking another 'week or so'

The U.S. military pullback from the Kobani area in northeastern Syria near Turkey's border should take "another week or so" to complete, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday, as the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Turkish forces in patrol shoot at protesters in Syria's Kobani: witness, Observatory

Turkish forces conducting a joint patrol in northern Syria under a Russian-Turkish deal fired live rounds on Tuesday at protesters near the mainly Kurdish town of Kobani, a witness and a monitor said.
Reuters - Published

Crowd pelts with stones Turkish-Russian patrol in Syria: local media

Turkish and Russian troops on Tuesday began their second joint patrol in northern Syria near Kobani, under a deal that has forced a Kurdish militia away from Turkey's border, while local media released..
Reuters - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan Says Kurdish YPG Have Not Left Syria ‘Safe Zone’

turkey’s erdogan says kurdish ypg have not left syria ‘safe zone’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters at a rally. Photo: Reuters / Umit Bektas. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Kurdish YPG militia had not withdrawn..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey, Russia hold second joint north Syria patrol, near Kobani

Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles on Tuesday began their second joint ground patrol in northern Syria near the town of Kobani, under a deal that has forced a Kurdish militia away from..
Reuters - Published

'Only death can makes us leave', Syrian Kurd tells FRANCE 24

Thousands of Kurdish civilians have fled northeastern Syria following Ankara’s establishment of its “safe zone”. FRANCE 24 talked to a Syrian Kurd who found refuge in the town of Kobane, which is..
France 24 - Published

Russian military police deploy in Syria's Kobani as part of deal with Turkey

Russian military police started to deploy on Syria's northeast border on Wednesday under a deal with Turkey to drive out Kurdish fighters, marking Moscow's deepening influence in the region two weeks..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Russian police deploy in Syria's Kobani, Trump calls ceasefire 'permanent'

Russian military police started deploying on Syria's northeast border on Wednesday under a deal with Turkey to drive Kurdish fighters from the region, and U.S. President Donald Trump said Turkey's..
Reuters - Published

Russian forces enter Syria's Kobane after deal with Ankara

Russian forces in Syria headed for the border with Turkey Wednesday to ensure Kurdish fighters pull back after a deal between Moscow and Ankara wrested control of the Kurds' entire heartland.
France 24 - Published

Russia warns Syrian Kurdish YPG to pull back as its forces move in

Russian military police arrived in the strategic Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday as Moscow warned Kurdish YPG forces that they face further armed conflict with Turkey if they fail to withdraw from..
Reuters - Published

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut..
Reuters - Published

Syrian Observatory: Syrian government forces enter city of Kobani

Syrian government troops accompanied by Russian forces have entered the city of Kobani, the Syrian Observatory reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian Observatory: Russian forces cross Euphrates, reach outskirts of Kobani in northern Syria

Russian forces have crossed the Euphrates River in northern Syria and reached the outskirts of the city of Kobani, pushing eastward with Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan sees no issues in Kobani after Syrian deployment, welcomes U.S. withdrawal

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he does not think any problems will emerge in Syria's Kobani after a Syrian army deployment is executed along the border, adding that Russia's Vladimir..
Reuters - Published

Report: Syrian army to enter SDF-held Kobani, Manbij

The Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen said on Sunday the Syrian army would deploy within 48 hours to the town of Kobani which is held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the nearby town of..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan says Turkish-led offensive to extend further along Syrian border

Turkey's incursion into Syria will stretch from Kobani in the west to Hasaka in the east, going some 30 km (19 miles) into Syrian territory, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, and the town of Ras..
Reuters - Published

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