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Syria: Ground invasion possible as Saudi forces arrive at Turkish base

  By: AP Source: The Independent Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey’s Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria. The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed the deployment in a statement to the Yeni Şafak newspaper on Saturday, days before a temporary ceasefire is due to come into force. “Saudi Arabia declared its determination against Daesh (the Arabic term for Isis) by saying that they were ready to send both jets and troops,” he said. “At every coalition meeting we have always emphasised the need for an extensive result-oriented strategy in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group. “If we have such a strategy,...

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Syria: UN warns of crisis in Aleppo

By: Sharon Behn Source: VOA News The United Nations warned Tuesday that if pro-government forces in Syria succeed in encircling the strategic city of Aleppo then up to 300,000 people could be cut off from humanitarian aid. In an assessment of the situation in Aleppo, the U.N. said the Aleppo offensive has already cut rebel supply lines between the eastern part of the city and the Bab al-Salam crossing on the Turkish border. Further advances into the city could send another 100,000 to 150,000 civilians fleeing Aleppo. The World Food Program said Tuesday it is distributing urgently needed meals to 21,000 people who fled Aleppo to A’zaz, just south of the Turkish border. Volatile, fluid...

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Syrian FM: Foreign troops will be sent back “in coffins”

  By: Edward Yeranian Source: VOA News CAIRO – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem warned Saudi Arabia not to send troops to his country, threatening, during a press conference Saturday, that troops would be sent back home in coffins. The audience of journalists, top government officials and other invitees applauded politely as veteran Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem spoke defiantly about U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva and about continuing military operations “until terrorists are defeated.” Muallem insisted that the Syrian government would not agree to any cease-fire on the ground, despite U.N. efforts, so long as Islamic State, al-Qaida and other...

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