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Syrian Gov’t to Enter Afrin to Help U.S.-Backed Syrian Kurds Repel Turkish Offensive

HeadlineFeb 19, 2018

In Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces and the Syrian government have reached a deal for pro-government forces to enter Afrin to combat a month-long Turkish military offensive against the northwest Syrian city. Meanwhile, across the border, the Turkish government has arrested nearly 800 people for criticizing its military offensive in Afrin. And on Friday, a Turkish court sentenced six journalists to life in prison on charges of participating in the 2016 failed military coup. All six journalists deny any participation in the attempted coup.

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