Russia and the US say the pieces are in place for a provisional cease-fire in Syria. But as Islamic State suicide bombs claimed 130 lives on Sunday alone, doubts remain about its potential effectiveness.
Why is Turkey attacking the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria? What is Ankara's larger goal? DW explains Turkey's motives and the operation's broader implications on the Syrian war.
Russian mercenaries reportedly died in a US attack in Syria, marking the biggest confrontation of the two former Cold War opponents in decades. The incident is explosive in every respect, but what really occurred?
The Syrian regime and Kurdish forces have reportedly agreed to join forces in Afrin to counter an ongoing Turkish offensive. Syrian state media report that the deployment of pro-regime troops is imminent.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged Turkey's forces would lay siege to the Kurdish-controlled Afrin "in the coming days." Previously, Kurds denied reports of a deal with Damascus to fight the Turks together.
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