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Turkey Plans Presence Across Northeast Syria, Erdogan Says

Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of CeylanpinarISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.

Trump Confirms al Qaeda Bomb Maker Was Killed

U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed in a statement on Thursday that top al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, believed to have masterminded a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009, was killed two years ago in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Yemen.

Turkey Launches Operation Into Northeast Syria

Turkish President Tayyip ErdoganANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies have launched their military operation into northeastern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding that the offensive aimed to eliminate a "terror corridor" along the southern Turkish border.