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Pentagon chief Mark Esper says the numbers could fluctuate, particularly if European allies strengthen their presence in the country
A senior Turkish official says the arrest could be 'an intelligence gold mine'
'They're coming to set up a major military post in Qamishli,' a source tells Agence France-Presse
The soldiers head to the east of Derbasiyeh in a convoy of Turkish and Russian military vehicles to patrol a strip of territory several dozen kilometers long, according to Turkish military sources
However the Syrian president says that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself was an 'enemy' due to policies hostile to Syria
The United Nations-brokered constitutional review committee includes 150 delegates – divided equally among President Bashar al-Assad's government, the opposition, and civil society
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
(4th UPDATE) 'He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much better place,' Trump says in a televised broadcast announcing the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted man
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an organization that includes former operatives from Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, seals off the village of Barisha near the Turkish border
One woman says she fears she could be beaten up by other women in the camp who still support ISIS
(5th UPDATE) US media cites multiple government sources as saying Baghdadi may have killed himself with a suicide vest as US special operations forces descended
9 pro-Turkish fighters and 6 members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are killed in a zone between the towns of Tal Tamr and Ras al-Ain
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges the international community to support establishing a 'safe zone' for some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey
(UPDATED) Moscow says 300 Russian military police have arrived in Syria to help ensure Kurdish forces withdraw to a line 30 kilometers from the border in line with the Sochi agreement
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have pulled out of some areas at the eastern end of the border
'We would say the number is now over 100. We do not know where they are,' James Jeffrey, the State Department point man on Syria
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the US forces are pulling out in phases, and have moved from the 'immediate zone of attack' to a northeastern corridor out of the country
(UPDATED) The Russian defense ministry says a convoy of Russian military police had crossed the Euphrates River and 'advanced towards the Syrian-Turkish border'
Pentagon chief Mark Esper is due to meet his Iraqi counterpart Najah al-Shammari to address concerns among some in the government that the troops might stay in Iraq
(UPDATED) The agreement cements Russia and Turkey's roles as the main foreign players in Syria
'If the promises given to our country by the United States are not kept, we will continue our operation from where we left off with greater determination,' Erdogan says
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meanwhile, accuses Western countries of 'standing by terrorists' in failing to support Turkey's operation
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper also hints that some sort of residual US force might remain in Syria to protect oil fields, but stresses no decision has been taken
The Kurds agree to withdraw from an Arab-majority stretch of border from Tal Abyad to Ras al-Ain, around 120 kilometers. Turkey ultimately wants a much longer 'safe zone' of 440 kilometers along the frontier.
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'