Assad’s Forces Kill 33 Turkish Troops

The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke over the phone Friday, a day after Syrian government airstrikes killed 33 Turkish troops, significantly ratcheting up tensions between Ankara and Moscow. It was the highest number of Turkish soldiers killed in a single day since Ankara intervened in the Syrian conflict in 2016.

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EU Sanctions Against Cousin of Syria’s Al-Assad Upheld

The European General Court refused Thursday to thaw the assets of the cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose government was reported this week to be secretly cremating the bodies of prisoners it executes — the latest in a host of atrocities linked to Syria.

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