Syrian refugees wait to enter Turkey after fleeing violence in Syria on the Syrian-Turkish border in Shamm Alqrain village, northern countryside of Aleppo January 13, 2014.
Turkey is also eager to move against ISIS, but has been so heavily involved in fighting the YPG as well that it's going to be hard for them to get into the area without completely derailing the US-backed Kurdish offensive and starting a whole separate war. He was, of course, referring to the United States, whose troops are now all that seem to be standing between Turkish troops and the YPG.
The Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, are a key part of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
"Turkish officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the report, which said Turkey's military retaliated after YPG fighters opened fire on their positions", Reutersstated.
Rudaw cites the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as reporting that the Turkish military has "shelled repeatedly" targets in Afrin, northern Syria.
On a different note, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey could launch a new cross-border operation in northern Syria. Reports stated that the letter pledges that the USA will take back the weapons supplied once the joint operation is over.
The SDF is leading the battle to liberate the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and has been provided with weapons and training by the USA military.
"This is a message from the United States to Turkey to stop attacking the YPG, since they fear this could threaten the anti-ISIS Raqqa operation", local Kurdish journalist Heybar Othman told ARA News. Mattis responded to the question of whether aid would be a weapon or not. And he also sounded a cautionary tone when asked if all the weapons would be returned.
Mattis said the USA has made it clear all along that, "we're going to equip them for the fight. I mean, it's not like the fight's over when Raqqa's over", Mattis asserted.
"When they don't need certain things any more, we'll replace those with something they do need", said Mattis, who is expected to meet with his Turkish defense counterpart during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting later this week in Brussels.
Commenting on the list of demands, Tillerson on Sunday said some of the demands "will be very hard for Qatar to meet". He was also expected to meet Qatar's foreign minister while both men are in Washington, Guterres' spokesman said.
After the first round of elections a week ago, some anticipated that more than 400 seats would be won by the two parties. Around half of REM's candidates are virtual unknowns drawn from diverse fields of academia, business or local activism.
However, the glass window is placed near the top and not encloses the fingerprint scanner like what previous reports said. However, the smaller Pixel will still retain the chunky bezels and will also pack in a stereo speakers at the front.
Portugal drew their first game 2-2 against Mexico, although wins over Russian Federation and New Zealand saw them top Group A . Chile's biggest strength lie in their two most famous players, Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal .
On the other hand, this kind of process is only fair for every player who wants to jump into pro basketball whenever they desire. Graham said he and his KU teammates plan on watching the draft at KU coach Bill Self's house.
As soon as a committee views the crescent moon , it reports that the month of Ramadan is complete and the next month has begun. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has already predicted that Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to fall on June 26 .
On his way into the House, Green Leader Andrew Weaver explained why his party would vote the bills down, sight unseen. Christy Clark has set the bar high in promising less partisan, more collaborative, more compassionate government.
This fresh round of ceasefire violation was retaliated to by the Indian army in a fierce manner, said a defence official. The Pakistani BAT members were armed with headband cameras to record the attack on the Indian Army patrol.
Such a sale of sensitive military hardware must be authorized by the State Department before being sent to Congress for review. The briefing was the first substantive elaboration by the Trump administration of its India policy and the way forward.
July 29th, I am expecting Tonya Evinger to give me the type of fight that can help us both earn our first UFC performance bonus". We were supposed to fight before and then it'll be unbelievable , we're gonna fight for title belt in the UFC at 145".
Emergency personnel have responded to a New York City subway station where passengers were reporting smoke and a loss of power. There were reports of sparks and smoke filling the cars, accounts that were corroborated by videos posted to social media.
The Trump administration has officially entered the courtroom battle over Senate Bill 4 , Texas' immigration-enforcement bill. Trump campaigned against sanctuary cities and on January 25 issued an executive order to punish them.
Aston Martin Vantage AMR is last hurrah for current-gen model
Both naturally aspirated engines are hooked up to automated sequential manual gearboxes with six- and seven-speeds, respectively. To see it out before an all-new model debuts soon, Aston Martin has launched the Vantage AMR, of which only 300 are to be built.
Dozens dead in 'US-led strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen
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Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering — AP analysis
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Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida
New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson announced Tebow will play his final game Sunday as a Columbia Fireflies outfielder. It's probably too late for anyone to save the Mets' 2017 season, but prospect Tim Tebow is one step closer to the major leagues.
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China industrial park operator tumbles on Tesla deal denial
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