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It is the fourth withdrawal of American forces in a week, and leaves Syria's northern provinces of Aleppo and Raqa devoid of US troops
Turkey and Kurdish forces accuse one another for violating the ceasefire agreement
(UPDATED) 'If the promises given to our country are not kept, as we did in the past we will not wait and restart the operation as soon as the time we have given ends,' says Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustefa Bali says Turkey is clearly violating the terms of the agreement reached during a visit to Ankara by US Vice President Mike Pence
The agreement for the 120-hour pause eases what escalated into an unprecedented crisis between the United States and Turkey, but critics quickly accused President Donald Trump of again abandoning Kurdish allies
'More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the offensive,' Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says
US Speaker Pelosi says Trump appeared 'very shaken up' by an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House condemning his troop pullback, which critics say effectively gave Turkey a green light to invade northern Syria and attack Kurdish militia
(UPDATED) A total of 129 members of Trump's Republican Party joins Democrats as the House denounces the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria in a 354-60 vote
(UPDATED) The operation, now in its second week, triggers flurry of diplomacy among major powers
US President Donald Trump says, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Ankara to press Turkey to halt its offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters
(3rd UPDATE) Syria's regime dispatches more troops to the northeast to contain Ankara's advance – their most significant deployment in the Kurdish-controlled region since they started withdrawing from the area in 2012
'We will ensure that no ISIS (Islamic State) fighters leave northeastern Syria,' Erdogan writes in the Wall Street Journal
The actions come hours after regime troops returned for the first time in years to parts of northeastern Syria, invited by Kurdish fighters desperate for protection as the United States pulls out
(UPDATED) Washington says it is planning to pull out 1,000 troops – almost the entire ground force – from Syria's north, in a move welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as 'a positive approach'
The May strikes are part of a larger pattern of medical facilities targeted by forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's devastating civil war
United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal from northern Syria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the operation threatens to drive large parts of the population from their homes, noting that it would also risk 'destabilization of the region and lead to a resurgence of the ISIS'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 'those who think they can make Turkey turn back with threats are gravely mistaken'
(UPDATED) Kurdish authorities have given repeated warnings that the fighting could facilitate an ISIS resurgence
Thousands are forced to flee their homes since the beginning of Turkey's military incursion after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull back from the border
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says 'there was no shot fired whatsoever on the US observation post'
(UPDATED) 'There is heavy fighting between the [Syrian Democratic Forces] and the Turks on different fronts, mostly from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain,' the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
The US president, in a week of mixed messages, initially voiced understanding for Turkey before criticizing the offensive and warning of sanctions if the operation is not 'humane'
(UPDATED) The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 60,000 people have been displaced in less than a day
Turkey currently hosts 3.6 million refugees from the eight-year conflict in Syria – the highest number in the world
Lindsey Graham, a senior US Republican senator who is usually a steadfast supporter of Donald Trump, warns Turkey of 'sanctions from hell'
(UPDATED) 'I can confirm that we've taken custody of two high-value ISIS individuals from the SDF,' says a US defense official, referring to the Islamic State group and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces
(UPDATED) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces the start of the attack on Twitter, labeling it 'Operation Peace Spring'
Istanbul sends more armored vehicles to the border with Syria, with a large convoy of dozens of vehicles seen in the Turkish town of Akcakale
Charles Lister, director of the US-based Middle East Institute, says US President Donald Trump was 'granting ISIS the gift of rebirth'
'I have told Turkey that if they do anything outside of what we would think is humane...they could suffer the wrath of an extremely decimated economy,' says US President Donald Trump
(UPDATED) The move marks a major shift in US policy, and effectively abandons the Kurds, who were Washington's main ally in the years-old battle against the so-called Islamic State group
Six of the dead were members of the Al-Qaeda linked Hurras al-Deen
It is the only crossing between the two countries controlled by Syrian regime forces on one side and Iraqi federal authorities on the other
The committee is to include 150 members – a third picked by the regime, another by the opposition, and the remaining third by the United Nations
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani in Ankara for the latest summit on the Syrian conflict
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports regime fire in various parts of southern Idlib, including close to a Turkish military observation post
Britain's Foreign Office says it will raise the issue at the United Nations, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warning that it is part of a 'pattern of behavior...designed to disrupt regional security'
(UPDATED) 'There you go. Judge didn't buy the defense,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr in response to the verdict over the gruesome murder of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis
A joint center of operations has been established as part of the agreement for a 'safe zone' between the Turkish border and the Syrian areas controlled by the YPG
As part of the US-Turkey deal to create a 'safe zone' in northern Syria, a joint operations center was set up and there will be joint patrols. Turkey hopes the patrols would start 'as soon as possible.'
The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria says the ceasefire aims 'to stabilize the situation' in Idlib and urged anti-government fighters to 'abandon armed provocations and join the peace process'
The meeting comes ahead of a September 16 summit in Ankara that will bring together the main foreign players in Syria's conflict – Putin, Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
The so-called 'safe zone' agreed by Washington and Ankara aims to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns arch-foe Iran it had no immunity from his state's military
Russian-backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces gather north of the key town of Khan Sheikhun in a bid to take more territory from Turkish-backed rebels
Turkey and Russia back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict but have worked closely, along with Iran, to find a political solution for Syria
The Idlib region, which sits on the Turkish border, is now the last major stronghold of opposition to the Russia-backed government of President Bashar al-Assad
After 8 years of civil war, the Idlib region on the border with Turkey is the last major stronghold of opposition to Assad's Russia-backed government
Jack Letts is currently detained in Syria after being captured by Kurdish forces