Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Turkish Operation to "Free" Syria's Jarablus From Daesh Can Take Two Weeks

Turkey's operation to free Syria's border city of Jarablus from the Daesh jihadist group could last over two weeks, local NTV news channel reported Wednesday.

S.Korea slams DPRK's test-firing of submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea on Wednesday slammed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for its test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine off its east coast into the sea.

Turkish special forces inside Syria : Turkey begins anti-ISIS campaign in Syria

The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, officials say.

Italy earthquake: Town of Amatrice hit by magnitude 6.2 earthquake; people trapped under rubble, mayor says (local time: 03:36, Depth 4 km)

The central Italian town of Amatrice has been badly damaged by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, with people trapped under the rubble, the town's mayor says.

Un subordinado del jefe de la Inteligencia turca visita Damasco

Uno de los subordinados del jefe de la Agencia Nacional de Inteligencia (MIT) de Turquía, Hakan Fidan, ha visitado estos días Damasco para mantener conversaciones con responsables sirios acerca de los últimos acontecimientos en el norte del país árabe en relación con las milicias kurdas, dijeron medios árabes el lunes.

Another "terrorist monster": Moscow Warns Washington Against Flirting With Terrorists

Moscow warns Washington against flirting with an outlawed terrorist group Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham as it could lead to the creation of another "terrorist monster", the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Turkish civilians evacuate Syria border town as military strikes Islamic State

Residents of the Turkish city of Karkamis near the Syrian border began evacuating Tuesday after mortar fire hit the city, CNN Turk reports.

Biden Likely to Face Pressure During Turkey Visit

When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey Wednesday, he will be the most senior Western leader to visit that country since the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 15.

Lavrov: no one knows who got hold of MANPADS stolen in Libya

No one knows which terrorist groupings have got hold of man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) stolen from army depots in Libya after the Western countries’ attempts to establish democracy there with the use of force, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Iraqi forces enter Qayyahrah, UN readies for exodus : 3.38 million people forced to flee their homes in the country since 2014.

Iraqi forces on Tuesday have swiftly advanced and stormed the center of Qayyarah, a district south of the ISIS-held city of Mosul, hours after it launched its operation against the "militant" group, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

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