Syrians from the country’s northern countryside run for cover from tear gas canisters fired by Turkish border guards following a demonstration by the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Turkey and Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on August 30, 2019, demanding Ankara help stop a deadly Damascus regime offensive in Idlib. – The demonstration, on the Syrian side of the border, came shortly before Damascus’ ally Russia announced a ceasefire for the Idlib region of some three million people, to take effect from tomorrow morning. (Photo by Omar HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

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The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syria border on Oct. 7, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington, in a move U.S. President Donald Trump hailed as a bid to quit “endless wars”.

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