Turkey, FSA set up humanitarian corridor in Afrin

Germany will look into Turkey's request to extradite PYD  PKK terrorist leader

Germany will look into Turkey's request to extradite PYD PKK terrorist leader

Turkey's military says its troops and Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters have begun a siege of the Syrian Kurdish-held northern town of Afrin.

The Turkish forces, who had been looking to complete the encirclement in a two-pronged movement from the east and the west, had Afrin surrounded yesterday, the army said in a statement quoted by state media, without giving further details.

Syrian Kurdish officials are denying Turkish statements that a joint U.S.

In addition to grave human rights violations against opposing Kurds, local Arabs and Turkmens in areas they control throughout northern Syria, YPG/PKK also forced local people into Afrin town center in order to use them as human shields against Turkish air and artillery strikes.

The British-based war monitor said thousands of civilians fled Afrin as Turkey advanced.

Speaking to reporters during a flight to Moscow, Cavusoglu said Turkey and the USA would decide on a detailed plan for the region in the coming week, vowing that Turkish forces would go ahead with a military operation if those talks fail.

Ankara, which has been waging the so-called Operation Olive Branch against the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militants in flashpoint region since January 20, has said the offensive could extend to Manbij and beyond.

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And students who attend the rally will be able to sign up to vote at stations located in the midst of the protest, the beep said. Over the past decade, the USA has witnessed several deadly mass shootings, including in Las Vegas, Orlando and Sandy Hook.

Since it was launched on Feb 18, pro-regime forces have retaken almost 60 per cent of the enclave, whittling down rebel territory to three isolated pockets.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Gen. Valery Gerasimov called Gen. Joseph Dunford Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta.

Haley said the Security Council's previous cease-fire agreement, which came into effect last month, had "failed".

The rebel faction controlling Eastern Ghouta's main town of Douma, Jaish al-Islam, said a group of "critical medical cases" would be evacuated on Tuesday though the Wafideen checkpoint at the edge of the enclave.

A military source at the checkpoint confirmed "an evacuation today of wounded and grave medical cases along with a number of civilians".

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for a new 30-day cease-fire in Syria at a U.N. Security Council meeting on Monday, warning it was "prepared to act" to put an end to the "chemical attacks and inhuman suffering". The Syrian regime's campaign to crush a popular uprising in 2011 plunged the country into civil war.

The Syrian government meanwhile said troops had seized control of Qadam after militants and civilians were evacuated from the district south of Damascus.

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