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The Turkish military sent a dozen tanks across the border into Syria in an operation targeting both so-called Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces, BBC News reported.

A cease-fire in Hasaka on Tuesday ended the most violent confrontation between Kurdish and government forces in more than five years of war, Reuters reported.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, spoke on the phone today, arranging a meeting to discuss Syria on Friday, Reuters reported.

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