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Turkish forces push into Syria, battle Kurdish militia. Turkey’s army and rebel allies battled U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, stepping up a two-day-old campaign against YPG fighters that has opened a new front in Syria’s civil war (Reuters).
Islamists banned their music. Now Timbuktu is singing again. In 2012, jihadists took over the Malian city. After liberation, the threat is far from over – but artists are getting back on stage (the Guardian).
Rebuilding Aleppo: Life beyond Syria's civil war. No one, including the government, has the eye-watering sums it will take to renovate old Aleppo's storied heritage, and restore the basic services that make a modern city run. Estimates put the cost at tens of billions of dollars (BBC).