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24 January 2018
Abu Mahdi al Muhandis has stated that the PMF are moving to secure and maintain important roads along the Iraqi-Syrian border, with the Crowd remaining with the ISF to meet the challenges.
Tonight, Benghazi witnessed the deadliest bombing in years. At least 41 killed and scores more injured in double car bombing in the Salmani district of Benghazi. Double bombing clearly intended to cause mass casualty. Libya
55 minute ago
More Special Forces of the Turkish Army are arriving to the Turkish-Syrian Border, in preparation to enter Afrin
1 hour ago
UK: "the Assad government deliberately ignored its obligation to stop using chemical weapons. Russia has chosen to abuse its power of veto to protect the Assad government"
1 hour ago
Turkey to inform PACE on ongoing Afrin operation
27 people killed and 32 wounded in bomb attack in Benghazi
Kurdish-led authorities of northeast Syria called for mass mobilization in defense of Afrin against Turkey-led military offensive "If necessary all soldiers here will go to Afrin We are ready at any moment" (this would require passing through govt territory)
Turkey to build 500 tents in Azaz for 3,000 civilians
YPG fighters targeted Turkish Army and rebel positions in Bazara village, between Basufan and Darat Izza
Kurdish Red Crescent in Afrin says town of Jindires and villages are still under heavy Turkish attacks. Red Crescent says 5 civilians confirmed dead and 27 others inured
YPG battle footage from operation today to capture Hemamê village, south west of Afrin near Turkish border.
Reuters repeats fake on Islamic State fighters in region[there are no Islamic State fighters on any side in the area, Islamic State was expelled by the of March of 2017 by Euphrates Shield forces]2 hour ago
It's fake
Reuters repeats fake on Islamic State fighters in region[there are no Islamic State fighters on any side in the area, Islamic State was expelled by the of March of 2017 by Euphrates Shield forces]
Ammunitions that have been captured from YPG in the Afrin region2 hour ago
Ammunitions that have been captured from YPG in the Afrin region
YPG closes Internet cafes in the city of Manbaj temporarily for security reasons
Combat helicopters are being used in Afrin3 hour ago
Combat helicopters are being used in Afrin
#AfrinOperation forces are advancing faster near of Rajo town West Afrin
Artillery shelling by Turkish army at Jarablus city on locations of YPG on the western Euphrates River bank
#AfrinOperation forces started a new attack on Afrin from the south near of Sama'an castle North Daret Ezza in the western rural areas of Aleppo
Turkish army is shelling Jinderes, Basufan, Afrin city and its surroundings
National Security Advisor McMaster, says Pres Trump will also meet Thursday in Davos with Israeli PM @netanyahu to discuss Iran threat and pursuit of lasting Mideast peace, though his Jerusalem/Embassy decision outraged Palestinians.
President leaves for Davos Wednesday evening. Meets Thursday with CEOs and some foreign leaders including PM @theresa may. Will discuss North Korea situation and Iran threat and flaws in Iran nuke deal. Will address @wef Friday.
At Davos, @POTUS will hold separate meetings with leaders of UK, Israel, Rwanda and Switzerland, announces McMaster.
"An ally has a specific legal definition" per the official "When you're dealing with any partner, if your interests and their diverge then you're going to have to mitigate that. We're going to continue to operate according to US interests first" re Kurds Syria
"We think there are a set of relationships that could be established and sustained across the northern MiddleEast" per official for pushing back vs ISIS and Iran destabilizing activities
More on US-Kurds/YPG: "Our objectives in Syria are driven by the US national security interests" per 2nd sr admin official "Our action on the ground are always going to be as a result of where our interests lie"
"They can range that area" US official says of Syria air defenses "We think the implication there is that the agreement made with Turkey was to guarantee that the Syrian government would not prevent Turkish aircraft from flying missions"
"Turkey and Russia struck an agreement to allow the offensive to take place," per official, pointing to Turkish planes flying uncontested into Syria airspace
Turkey ops in Afrin Syria not impacting Kurdish allies of the US, at least "not so far," per 2nd administration official
"To the extent that they've had outside partners, it's been the Russians and others" official says of Kurd forces in Afrin Syria "If they're to feel any betrayal, they should look to their own partners"
Kurdish forces in Afrin Syria-"the United States, the Global Coalition have not partnered with them" per 2nd senior administration official "No training, equipping, advising" because no ISIS there
US senior administration official says US and Turkey "still share a desire for the same end states in Syria"
US message to Turkey - "We urge them to limit the incursion as much as possibleto ensure that its operations are limited in scope and duration," per official "We want to ensure no party allows Assad's brutal government back into Afrin Syria
"There's been rhetoric from President Erdogan and there's been some more private messaging,' per official "We're waiting to see how things develop on the ground" re Turkey Afrin Syria
"We're engaging with a number of different Turkish interlocutors on the military and the political side, and the MFA and then in and around president Erdogan and all of their messages aren't the same" per sr administration official Turkey Afrin Syria
US getting "conflicting signals" from Turkey on ops in Afrin Syria, per senior administration official
Turkey will do what is necessary for national security: FM Çavuşoğlu
Heavy fog in the area of Barsaya mount
Turkish SOF with their new Technicals8 hour ago
Turkish SOF with their new Technicals
8 hour ago
President Erdoğan, French counterpart Macron discuss Operation Olive Branch, latest developments in Syria in phone call
An elderly man was injured when a shell fell on a house west of the city of Arish today, and was transferred to Al-Arish General Hospital. Two young men were injured by stray bullets in the area of the coupon in central Sinai. They were transferred to Suez Hospital
CIA Director Pompeo: If Iran advances nuke abilities with help from North Korea, others (read Middle East Sunni countries) will say 'me too!' for getting nukes.
YPG issued no ultimatum to US over Afrin, senior US commander says
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
There are some unconfirmed rumors that Russian and Syrian troops have withdrawn from villages and fronts manned by them in west Manbij
SAMS hospital in Idlep reported 4 patients with symptoms indicative to chlorine attack yesterday at 4.30 pm. the patients were brought from Abu Adhuhur area and no fatality was reported. This is attack number 4 in 2018 and number 194 since 2012
Muntasır Billah Turkmeni fighter undergoes treatment after inures during operation Olive Branch in Afrin8 hour ago
Muntasır Billah Turkmeni fighter undergoes treatment after inures during operation Olive Branch in Afrin
US Department of State: Sec Tillerson: There is no denying Russia has breached its commitment and betrayed the Chemical Weapons Convention and UN Res 2118 by shielding its ally Syria. Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility for countless Syrian victims of Chemical Weapons.
Taliban militants have gunned down a 23-year-old man in the Sherin Tagab district of northern Faryab province over his alleged connection with the government8 hour ago
Taliban militants have gunned down a 23-year-old man in the Sherin Tagab district of northern Faryab province over his alleged connection with the government
Pictures of Lieutenant Omar Khalid Abdul Sabour from the force of batch 110, who was martyred today in the terrorist attacks in Sinai
"ISIS and Al Qaeda are difficult targets for sure" says @CIA Dir Mike Pompeo. "Success on battlefield helps "It provides us real opportunities to reach in There are more people who decide being part of Team America is better than being part of Team Jihadi" adding Pompeo
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says he has told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that support for YPG should end in order to have cooperation in Syria
Jens Stoltenberg: Good phone call with Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi today. NATO stands with Iraq in the fight against terrorism.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says President Erdogan will speak to US President Trump on Wednesday
Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin region displaced estimated 5,000 people as of Monday: U.N.
Closure of the international road Arish Rafah and prevent traffic because of clashes between the army forces and terrorist elements
Ambassador Nikki Haley on reports of another chemicalweapons attack in Syria: "The United States will never stop fighting for the innocent Syrian children, women, and men who have become victims of their own government and those who continue to prop it up."
Tillerson says Assad may be continuing to use chemical weapons after suspected chlorine attack in Damascus area
Afghan police have detained militant in Kunar province who was incharge of ISIS for eastern Afghanistan. He trying to flee in a Burqa9 hour ago
Afghan police have detained militant in Kunar province who was incharge of ISIS for eastern Afghanistan. He trying to flee in a Burqa
9 hour ago
Top U.S. and Afghan leaders analyzed Kabul Intercontinental hotel attack Tuesday afternoon. @ARG_AFG statement still gives no casualty figures says "some" were killed
Tillerson: Russia must take responsibility if chemical weapons will be used in Syria
Explosive device thrown at police station on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. Damage caused but no injuries
10 hour ago
Kurdish security units regain control of the border village of Hamam in the Afrin area, hours after the Turkish army and the Euphrates shield control
Tillerson: We must hold accountable those responsible for chemical weapons use
US Secretary of State: All Syrian chemical stocks should be destroyed
10 hour ago
Explosives used in hotel attack traced back to Pakistan: Afghan NDS
All news about YPG recaptured all of the Birsaya mountain are false. More than half of the mountain under #OpOliveBranch control.
FM Çavuşoğlu, US counterpart Tillerson discuss Afrin operation at Paris meeting
AfrinOp: today's geolocations confirm #OliveBranch still controls Abudan/Ebudane E. of Bulbul while YPG holds Shenqal
AfrinOp: today's geolocations confirm OliveBranch still controls Abudan/Ebudane E. of Bulbul while YPG holds Shenqal
10 hour ago
Jammu and Kashmir: All Govt and Private Schools located within 5 km range from LoC in Rajouri shall remain closed till 28 January 2018
Monument to "Russian volunteers" was opened in Syria
Another S-400 battery arrived to Tartus10 hour ago
Another S-400 battery arrived to Tartus
Kurdish ANHA report from Kurni
ISIS members Siddhartha Dhar and Abdelatif Gaini named as Specially Designated Global terrorists, according to @StateDept.
2 women and 2 children have killed in Dayr Ballout village in Ginderis region as result of Turkish bombardment
"National Syrian Army" advancing to Umer Uşağı village within the scope of Olive Branch operation.
10 hour ago
SDF forces resized the village of Hemam in Jindires district after clashes with Turkish army- ANHA
"The Taliban still has not felt the full brunt of American and Afghan air power," says @usairforce Major General James Hecker, officials adding 1st Warthog strikes likely within days
Squadron of A-10C Thunderbolt II-aka Warthogs-plus MQ-9 Reapers, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters arrive in Afghanistan to take on Taliban11 hour ago
Squadron of A-10C Thunderbolt II-aka Warthogs-plus MQ-9 Reapers, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters arrive in Afghanistan to take on Taliban
Exclusive: Looted cash, gold helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines
Armored vehicles belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces in Burseya Mountain.
No contact with Palestinian Authority leadership since Dec. 6, according to a senior @WhiteHouse official
TRT video: Turkey's mission in Afrin explained.11 hour ago
TRT video: Turkey's mission in Afrin explained.
TRT video: Turkey's mission in Afrin explained.
11 hour ago
Multiple American citizens were among those killed and injured during a weekend siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, a State Department official said Tuesday.
Campaign candidate Khaled Ali denies his withdrawal from the Egyptian presidential elections
11 hour ago
US to bolster aerial war in Afghanistan with arrival of A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft to the war theater, @ResoluteSupport says
Check out these shots of the A-10 Warthogs from the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arriving in Kandahar, Afghanistan11 hour ago
Check out these shots of the A-10 Warthogs from the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arriving in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Tillerson to present U.S. strategy on Syria to European, Arab allies
12 hour ago
Kilis and Reyhanlı were shelled again
Civil defense teams working to evacuate the injured civilians after artillery shelling on Douma city in Eastern Ghouta
AfrinOp: Faylaq Sham carried out last night pre-emptive shelling on hills around Adama with a BM-21 Grad, before their capture today.
12 hour ago
US fatalities in Kabul hotel attack: US official
Renewed rocket attack reported in Kilis Turkey12 hour ago
Renewed rocket attack reported in Kilis Turkey
Video footage confirms the yesterday's airstrikes in the countryside of Ras al Ayn.
YPG YAT units in the village of Shengal in Afrin
12 hour ago
Bilateral trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan drops by $2 billion
3 rockets from Afrin area hit Kilis city of Turkiye. Sirens of ambulances on the rush.12 hour ago
3 rockets from Afrin area hit Kilis city of Turkiye. Sirens of ambulances on the rush.
North Latakia: Rebels killed several Assad fighters in operation in Jebal Turkman, including a Captain (on the right).12 hour ago
North Latakia: Rebels killed several Assad fighters in operation in Jebal Turkman, including a Captain (on the right).
Two civilians and several wounded by a rocket attack on the city of Duma in East Ghouta
The US vice president, Mike Pence, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem12 hour ago
The US vice president, Mike Pence, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
2 civilians were killed after artillery shelling targeted Jisr Al Shoughor city in Idlib countryside, Civil Defense teams continue the rescue operation
Three construction projects costing 39 million afghanis have recently been completed and put into service in southeastern Paktika province13 hour ago
Three construction projects costing 39 million afghanis have recently been completed and put into service in southeastern Paktika province
Turkish warplanes are bombarding the Center of Jindires district in Canton Afrin
Visual evidence: FSA fighters inside the captured Omar Ushagi/Omeran village after clashes with YPG
Syria interim government in Hatay issues formal decree asking for 18-50 y.o volunteers to enlist for fight vs YPG13 hour ago
Syria interim government in Hatay issues formal decree asking for 18-50 y.o volunteers to enlist for fight vs YPG
Top VIP's Syria visit continues. Russia Special Detachment Tupolev Tu-204-300 flew from Damascus International to Khmeimim Air Base.
Iranian army navy tested today, for the first time, its anti-warship cruise missile Ghadir, with a range of 300km13 hour ago
Iranian army navy tested today, for the first time, its anti-warship cruise missile Ghadir, with a range of 300km
Russia is strengthening its Ai Defence capabilities in Syria13 hour ago
Russia is strengthening its Ai Defence capabilities in Syria
Ankara says Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is not directed against the Kurds, and aims to bring peace along the Turkish-Syrian border13 hour ago
Ankara says Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is not directed against the Kurds, and aims to bring peace along the Turkish-Syrian border
Olive Branch operation: 3 Leopard tanks and 1 M60T waiting at the border13 hour ago
Olive Branch operation: 3 Leopard tanks and 1 M60T waiting at the border
#OpOliveBranch room announced that Omar Usaghi captured from PYD, south of Rajo.
13 hour ago
"We will continue the operation Olive Branch until all the refugees return to their homes" - Erdogan spokesman says
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller: a democratic, strong and stable Turkey is important for our shared security13 hour ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller: "a democratic, strong and stable Turkey is important for our shared security"
TR-122 ÇNRA shelling towards Afrin13 hour ago
TR-122 ÇNRA shelling towards Afrin
YPG: Qurnah village of Bilbil district is re-captured
13 hour ago
Deputy Secretary General @Gottemoeller reviews some ways in which NATO fights terrorism: @ResoluteSupport training mission in Afghanistan; training in Iraq; surveillance flights for @coalition; new Intelligence Divison; and a new Hub for the South at @JFC Naples
13 hour ago
[email protected] gives examples of "NATO's strong commitment to the defence of Turkey": support for air defences; AWACS surveillance flights from Konya; increased naval presence in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean
13 hour ago
At the National Defence University, DSG @Gottemoeller thanks Turkey for counter-terrorism expertise, contributions to @ResoluteSupport and @NATO KFOR and support for Ukraine: "I thank Turkey for these and so many other contributions."
Both Abu Al-Duhur town and Khafa village west of Abu Al-Duhur town is under Syrian army control
14 hour ago
Deputy Secretary General @Gottemoeller addresses the National Defence University in Istanbul: "NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey"
14 hour ago
Israeli Border Police neutralizes attempted stabbing in the West Bank
14 hour ago
Georgia received first batch of ATGM Javelin
Second Turkish soldier killed in Turkey's Olive Branch Operation in Syria's Afrin
14 hour ago
Second Turkish soldier killed in Turkey’s Olive Branch Operation in Syria’s Afrin
Egypt military accuses presidential hopeful Anan of crimes including forgery
YPG/PYD call for carrying arms to defense Afrin in face of the Turkish attack
The Taliban have blown up a major bridge disconnecting 12 villages from the Imam Sahib district center in northern Kunduz province
14 hour ago
Attempted stabbing attack at the Tapuach junction in Israel, 2 Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli citizens, both were shot and injured. No Israelis were injured.
YPG: FSA and Turkish Army suffered 53 casualties and 38 wounded during the past 3 days of clashes east of Afrin and in Shehba canton
FSA and TAF/TSK captured Hamam village and the surrounding hills near the village
EuphratesShield will call for Syria FSA volunteers specifically for AfrinOperasyonu. Sources suggest Afrin op to endure and/or expand in scope.14 hour ago
#EuphratesShield will call for Syria FSA volunteers specifically for #AfrinOperasyonu. Sources suggest Afrin op to endure and/or expand in scope.
Two officers, one of them is colonel and three other members of the security forces of North Sinai, were wounded in the explosion that targeted a security armored vehicle south of the city of Arish - Sinai
The spokesman of the military : a statement of the general command of the Armed Forces
Statement of the Egyptian armed forces: Sami Annan worked to create a rift between the armed forces and the Egyptian people
Statement of Egyptian Armed Forces accuses potential presidential candidate Sami Annan of fraud
YPG central command announces 10 of their fighters recently killed during clashes with ISIS in DeirEzZor province
Footage showing YPG(-linked) forces fighting back OliveBranch assault on Hamam front, on border with Turkey.14 hour ago
Footage showing YPG(-linked) forces fighting back OliveBranch assault on Hamam front, on border with Turkey.
14 hour ago
Olive Branch: FSA launch an offensive from Jandaris front and capture Qushla village in Afrin area northern Syria's Aleppo
On Iran, U.S. Vice president Mike Pence says European Community will have to decide whether to move forward with U.S. or stay in 'deeply flawed' nuclear deal
Police have recovered 114 kilograms of hashish in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province14 hour ago
Police have recovered 114 kilograms of hashish in two districts of eastern Nangarhar province
14 hour ago
Al-Jazeera Reporter: Free syrian Army controls the village of Hamam west of Jenderes in Afrin
14 hour ago
Air Force deploys A-10 jets to Afghanistan for first time in 3 years. MQ-9 Reaper drones and HH-60G special ops helicopters for combat search and rescue also deployed to ramp up Taliban fight.
Turkish warplanes carried out several airstrikes in the outskirts of Rajo.
15 hour ago
Air Force deploys A-10s to Afghanistan to ramp up Taliban fight
YPG media official Tolhildan Welat was killed covering Turkish attacks on Afrin
4 Blackhawk Helicopters handed over to Afghan air force in southern Kandahar province
AfrinOp: FSA (Samarkand Brigade) lost its first field commander during assault on Hamam village.15 hour ago
#AfrinOp: FSA (Samarkand Brigade) lost its first field commander during assault on Hamam village.
US Defense Secretary: The Turkish operation in Syria is dispersing efforts to defeat ISIS in Syria
Sources of the Al Jazeera: 8 civilians killed, including 4 children in a raid of the Arab coalition in Saada north of Yemen
As Faylaq al-Sham claims Adamli village captured
Turkish army and National army captured 5 strategic hills overlooking to Rajo area.
Adama/Adamanli village is still under control of FSA and TAF forces. Afrin
15 hour ago
US defense secretary Mattis calls on Turkey for 'restraint' in Syria
UAE official: Our military aircraft will take over Saudi Arabia to avoid intercepting Qatar
Southwestern Afrin attacked by at least 15 mortar rounds, landing in a village in the Jandaris district
An Emirati military official says he has instructions not to escalate the crisis with Qatar
15 hour ago
Adama/Adamanlı village recaptured and Hamam( village captured from YPG. waiting official statement for Hamam.
France concern about Afrin operation and asks Turkish authorities "utmost restrain" - French MFA
Heavy fog and rain hangs over Turkey border area- forecast to stay for next few days
16 hour ago
Clashes between YPG and Turkish-backed forces at Hemam village, Western Afrin
Clashes between YPG and Turkish-backed forces at Hemam village, Western Afrin
In Makhachkala, the car of of the human rights center "Memorial" was set on fire
AfrinOp: Bersaya Mount remains under #OliveBranch control after failed YPG counter-attack yesterday night. Bad weather is back over NW. Syria, which will inevitably slow down operations.
Rural Hama: SAA Officer Captain Mohammed Kassar Rezq was shot by FSA snipers on Al-Zalaqiyat front in rural north Hama16 hour ago
Rural Hama: SAA Officer Captain Mohammed Kassar Rezq was shot by FSA snipers on Al-Zalaqiyat front in rural north Hama
VP Pence says President Trump believes recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will: 'set the table to move forward to lasting peace'
Clashes between SDF and ISIS in the towns of Gharanji and al-Bahrah village
Iran is expected to dominate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's January 23 meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris, the second leg of the U.S. top diplomat's weeklong trip to Europe
16 hour ago
US and Turkey begin diplomatic dialogue amid strained ties between the NATO allies as Ankara's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region enters its fourth day
UN says it won't mediate in Kashmir
Lebanese media claims the country's judiciary issued an order to arrest Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq whose visit last year prompted criticism from Hariri, should he come back to Lebanon
Rural Daraa: FSA forces repel Daesh attempt to infiltrate Hayt front overnight in west rural Daraa
Houthi fire Qaher-2M ballistic missile on pro-Hadi forces Khiami camp in Taiz.
Turkish Armed Forces and FSA are again at Mount Birsaya as Turkish TV is live broadcoasting.
17 hour ago
Harassment fire reported at border police station in Mardin
17 hour ago
The heavily-armed insurgents who stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, with a vehicle full of explosives, managed to access the facility without being searched at the main gate – source
The heavily-armed insurgents who stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, with a vehicle full of explosives, managed to access the facility without being searched at the main gate – source
High level US delegation consisting of the Department of State and Department of Defense has arrived in Ankara17 hour ago
High level US delegation consisting of the Department of State and Department of Defense has arrived in Ankara
Footage shows YPG still in control of the village of Adama (Ada Manli) of Rajo in Afrin this morning.
Rocket fell inside Qamishli. YPG related media claim the rocket was fired from Turkish territories.
40 mln $ (at least) looted from Marawi
Kabul Attack: Immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders, US asks Pakistan
Ahvaz: Iran Protesters attack with Molotov cocktail. Chanting anti government and anti Khamenei slogans.
Turkish aviation operations reported in North Iraq
UAE's First Corporal Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Dahmani was killed in action in Yemen. State Media did not provide any additional details regarding his death, including where he was killed.
UN chief offers mediation between Pakistan, India
Speech by AQAP official Khalid Batarfi titled "Our Duty Towards Our Quds" responds to Jerusalem decision and calls for attacks: "greatest responsibility lies upon the Muslims in America and the Western countries in the world"
22 hour ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 43km E of Ilam, Iran