An estimated 50,000 civilians still in the Iraqi city of Falluja struggle to stay alive. They're caught between the frontlines as fighters of the so-called Islamic State try to hold off an offensive by Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias.
Turkish forces will target Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria and possibly Iraq, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The threat comes as military and rebel allies captured the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
Turkey's offensive on Afrin will oust the "terrorist menace" and will ensure the return of Syrian refugees - that's been the message of President Erdogan. He's catering to his voters, says DW's Dorian Jones in Istanbul.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to clear his country's Syrian border of "terrorists" up to Iraq, expanding a current operation. Such a move would further risk alienating Turkey's allies, the US included.
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