Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a crash of the military helicopter, the Turkish General Staff said on Saturday. Chlorine has been one of the regime's frequently used methods to gain control in the civil war. The Save the Children charity said children in the area were being "starved, bombed and trapped". The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said it has documented at least 23 civilians killed so far.
Erdogan, speaking to members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul , also said earlier on Saturday: "We might lose a helicopter, but they will pay a heavy price for this". Fresh air strikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Friday, the fifth straight day of a bombing campaign that has killed more than 220 civilians.
Mr Erdoğan who spoke on Saturday in Istanbul did not disclose the name of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units or YPG. Mustefa Bali, spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces dominated by the YPG, said on Twitter that a helicopter had been hit in the Rajo area of northwest Afrin, near the Turkish border.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expects "difficult" talks during his Middle East trip, especially in Turkey , where he will urge the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally to show "restraint" in its military offensive in northern Syria , U.S.
Kim Yong Nam, the first immediate member of the Kim family ever to travel to South Korea, is expected to meet with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, possibly in an attempt to soften South Korea's stance towards North Korea , as well as drive a wedge between South Korean and USA ties.
The head of South Korea met the DPRK delegation in the presidential palace. The level of the delegation has become the highest since the end of the Korean War. Mr Pence skipped a dinner ahead of the opening ceremony where he had been reportedly due to share a table with Mr Moon and Kim Yong-nam, Seoul said .
Jessica Corbett is the wife of David Sorensen , who on Friday resigned as a White House speechwriter amid allegations that he physically and emotionally abused her. Sorensen's ex-wife Jessica Corbett told The Washington Post that while they were married, he ran a auto over her foot, extinguished a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grabbed her by her hair, but that she did not report the incidents due to her then-husband's connections to law enforcement.
According to a military statement, nine Turkish soldiers were killed in ground offensives, and two other troops were killed when an attack helicopter was shot down by Kurdish forces. Talking to reporters in central Yozgat province, Bozdag said the US must show understanding of Turkey's sensitivity and concerns. Turkey launched a military offensive on 20 January to uproot the YPG from Afrin in what has been dubbed Operation Olive Branch.The YPG are considered by Turkey to be an extension of ...
Since invading the country over three years ago, the U.S. military has relied primarily on the Kurdish YPG as its proxy ground force, but it also continues to arm and train Islamist militia groups. "The Americans have managed through their diplomatic strategy to isolate themselves to the point where Turkey, Iran and Syria all agree that what the U.S.is doing in Syria is bad", he said.
Si accende il tripode allo stadio di PyeongChang e i Giochi invernali si aprono ufficialmente, dopo che il tripudio della folla aveva accolto la sfilata congiunta di Corea del Sud e Corea del Nord nell'impianto. "Siamo perfettamente capaci di neutralizzare qualunque minaccia agli Stati Uniti , ai loro alleati e ai loro partner", ha aggiunto il portavoce. Secondo alcuni sarebbe sposata con il figlio di Choe Ryong-hae , segretario del Partito dei Lavoratori, e sarebbe anche madre di un ...
Pence said Friday that the US would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program, and he was silent Saturday on the news of the invitation. But the agreement made little headway after the North carried out a series of nuclear and missile tests, and after conservative presidents took office in the South, adopting a harder line on Pyongyang.
Ms Kim, who arrived in Seoul last Friday to attend the opening of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , presented Mr Moon with a letter from her brother which stated his willingness to improve inter-Korean ties. "I wanted to show my really good attitude and best efforts, but the coach said , "Don't stress yourself too hard". "There is no daylight between the United States , the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until ...
The European champions will have to begin again from square one. And the Brazilian provided the key moment after 68 minutes of a game short of chances, Neymar beating two Toulouse defenders and seeing his strike flash in after a nick off home captain Issa Diop.
Now that the government is funded for two years, Congress can operate outside the constant threat of a shutdown . The deal removes sequestration budget caps for two years, increases defense spending and also boosts funding for domestic programs that were priorities for Democrats , such as opioid addiction programs.
Pence arrived at the reception late and had planned to leave directly after a photo session but Moon asked him to "come and say hello to friends", Moon's presidential spokesman said. Pence said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea. The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee is refraining for now from giving out a premium smartphone to athletes from North Korea and Iran, not to step over the global sanctions created to pressure ...
There have been mounting tensions between the two halves of the peninsula, particularly since Pyongyang previous year began testing rockets capable of reaching the United States mainland and detonated its most powerful nuclear device to date.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his MPs on Friday to popularise, among the masses, the welfare schemes announced in the Budget. He had also asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to "learn" from former defence minister Pranab Mukherjee "lessons on national security".
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday used a video of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to attack Prime Minister Modi. Rahul is on a four-day tour to poll-bound Karnataka where he will connect with people through a series of public interactions, road-side meetings and public rallies.
President Abbas welcomed Modi on his historic visit to the country stating that Indian leadership has always stood by peace in Palestine. Ahead of his four-day visit, PM Modi had called the relations with Middle East and West Asia a priority for India.
Tensions between the two soared a year ago as Pyongyang tested missiles capable of reaching the US mainland and its most powerful nuclear device to date , while Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump traded personal insults and threats of war.
Earlier, the military said in a separate statement that an ATAK helicopter crashed at around 1 p.m. (1000GMT) during Afrin operation Saturday; two pilots were martyred. Operation Olive Branch has displaced thousands of people, many of whom have gone to the town of Afrin that is already crowded with tens of thousands of displaced who fled violence in other parts of Syria over the years.
The North and South Korea marched into this year's Winter Olympic opening ceremony under the same flag. "And to recognize that whatever images may emerge against the powerful backdrop and idealism of the Olympics, North Korea has to accept change", Pence told reporters at a South Korean naval base before heading to the Olympic Games venue .
Trump noted that Porter has denied the allegations of domestic abuse leveled by two of his ex-wives. The remark by the president - himself the target of numerous harassment claims - came after White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigned on Friday, even while denying his wife's claims of abuse.
Moon said the emotional damage sustained by the victims can not be resolved through simple exchanges between governments and that both South Korea and Japan should continue efforts to heal their wounds, Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a briefing.
The North Korean artists performed Thursday in Gangneung, a coastal city that will host the skating, hockey and curling events during the games, and are to perform again in Seoul. A giant dove of peace lit up the night sky, famous South Korean singers sang John Lennon's "Imagine" and, most significantly of all, athletes from North and South Korea walked in unison for the first time in 11 years.