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City in al-Hasakah, Syria

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Ras al-Ayn: City in al-Hasakah, Syria
Ras al-Ayn, also spelled Ras al-Ain, is a city in al-Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria, on the border with Turkey.

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Turkey says car bomb kills 17 near Syria's Ras al Ain

A car bomb killed 17 people near a Syrian border town seized by Turkish-backed forces last month, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, in an attack which it blamed on Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says in talks with Russia about handing over 18 Syrian troops

Turkey is in talks with Russia to hand over 18 people believed to be members of the Syrian government forces, who were captured near the northern Syrian town of Ras Al Ain, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar..
Reuters - Published

Syrian army, Turkish forces clash near border

Syrian army troops clashed with Turkish forces near the border town of Ras al Ain on Wednesday, Syrian state media reported, as Ankara said it reserved the right to launch another cross-border..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Syrian army clashes with Turkish forces in northeast border area: state TV

Syrian army troops on Wednesday were engaged in heavy clashes with Turkish forces in the countryside around the border town of Ras al Ain in an area where a military offensive by Ankara aims to create..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says 18 suspected Syrian government forces captured in north Syria, coordinating with Russia

Eighteen people, suspected of being part of Syrian government forces, were captured around the northern Syrian town of Ras al Ain, the Turkish defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding the issue was..
Reuters - Published

Second Turkish soldier dead after YPG militia attack: ministry

A Turkish soldier died in hospital after an attack by the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria's Ras Al Ain region, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Monday, bringing the death toll from the attack to two.
Reuters - Published

Clashes between Turkish forces and Syrian army in north Syria: SANA

Syrian state news agency SANA said on Sunday there were clashes between the Syrian army and Turkish forces in the countryside around Ras al-Ain, a town on the Turkish border in northern Syria.
Reuters - Published

One Turkish soldier killed, five wounded in northeast Syria - ministry

One Turkish military personnel was killed and five were wounded in Syria's Ras Al-Ayn region after a rocket and mortar attack by Kurdish YPG militia, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian army deploys near border as Turkey threatens to 'clear terrorists'

syrian army deploys near border as turkey threatens to 'clear terrorists'
QAMISHLI - Syrian troops reached a key area near Turkey's border Saturday after sending further reinforcements to the region, in what a war monitor said was its largest deployment there in years...
WorldNews - Published

Five Turkish military personnel wounded in Syria after Kurdish militia attack: ministry

Five Turkish military personnel were wounded around the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain in an attack carried out by the Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish defense ministry said on Thursday, after the..
Reuters - Published

Kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged Syria town

kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged syria town
RAS AL AIN, Syria — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in northern Syria on Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider pullout under..
WorldNews - Published

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian..
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Kurdish forces accuse each other of violating ceasefire

Turkey on Saturday accused Kurdish forces of violating a US-brokered ceasefire deal in northeast Syria. But the Kurds say it is Turkey who is failing to abide by its terms, refusing to lift a siege..
France 24 - Published

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

fighting in kurdish-held syrian town despite cease-fire
defense Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire Shelling and gunfire could be heard in and around Ras al-Ayn as smoke billowed from locations near the border with Turkey. Smoke billows..
WorldNews - Published

Shelling heard in Syrian Kurdish town despite US-Turkish ceasefire deal

Although the USA and Turkey have agreed on Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, shelling and gunfire were heard around the northeast Syrian town..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Syrian Kurdish-led authority urges corridor for civilians to leave border town

The Kurdish-led authority in northeast Syria called for a corridor "to evacuate dead and wounded civilians" from Ras al-Ain town which Turkish forces have pushed into.
Reuters - Published

Kurdish humanitarian groups left to fend for themselves as Northern Syria goes from refuge to frontline

kurdish humanitarian groups left to fend for themselves as northern syria goes from refuge to frontline
(CNN)As the first bombs fell on Ras al-Ain, residents of the Kurdish-Syrian village frantically collected treasured possessions and fled their homes. Soon, a 10km long traffic jam snaked south, away..
WorldNews - Published

Fighting continues near Turkey-Syria border

With the Turkish assault in its eighth day, Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters were still battling heavily Wednesday over the border town of Ras al-Ayn. (Oct. 16)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Kurds announce deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria

kurds announce deal with damascus as turkey pushes deep into syria
Syria's Kurds on Sunday announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara pressed a deadly cross-border offensive that has sparked an..
WorldNews - Published

Fourteen killed after Turkish strike in Ras al Ain

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a Turkish air strike on a convoy in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain killed 14 people including five civilians and wounded 10 on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian Observatory: Turkish strike in Ras al Ain kills nine

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a Turkish air strike in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain killed nine people including five civilians on Sunday.
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

Erdogan says Turkish-led forces to advance 30-35 km into Syrian territory

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's military and its Syrian rebel allies will advance 30-35 km (19-22 miles) into Syrian territory in their offensive against Kurdish militia and they..
Reuters - Published

Over 130,000 people displaced by fighting in northeastern Syria: U.N.

More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish..
Reuters - Published

Turkish-led forces advance into Syrian border town, fighting rages

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this..
Reuters - Published

Turkey Syria offensive: Fierce battle rages in Ras al-Ain

Turkish forces say they have seized Ras al-Ain as they press the offensive against Kurdish forces.
BBC News - Published

Kurdish-led SDF denies Turkey's capture of Syrian town center

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Turkish-backed forces had taken control of the center of Ras al Ain on Saturday after a senior Turkish security official said the town center..
Reuters - Published

More than 100,000 people displaced so far amid violence in Syria: U.N. World Food Programme

More than 100,000 people from the towns of Ras Al-Ayn and Tal Abyad have been displaced by the escalation of violence in Syria, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey captures key Syrian border town in offensive against Kurdish militia

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control of the centre of the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain town on Saturday, a senior Turkish security official said, as Turkey’s offensive against a Kurdish..
France 24 - Published

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize center of Syrian border town: senior Turkish official

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control of the center of the Syrian border town of Ras al Ain town on Saturday, a senior Turkish security official said, as Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish..
Reuters - Published


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