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19 March 2018
Department of State:Today, @StateDept hosted a special screening and discussion with the producers of @MenAleppo, the powerful story of the WhiteHelmets. Their stories are an important reminder of why the @UN ceasefire matters so much for humanitarian aid and saving lives in Syria. - @statedeptspox
AfrinOp: OliveBranch forces storming some of last (and deserted) defenses of Afrin-city (NE. front).
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Turkish court releases journalists Ahmet Şık and Murat Sabuncu in Cumhuriyet daily case
Inab village was captured as part of Olive Branch operation
Leguan Sliding Bridge System mounted at Leopard 1A3
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Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu: We have agreed on the east of Euphrates and Manbij with U.S.
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Men clad in black climb onto Iran's embassy in London, take down flag
Major agreement has been finalized to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece with Europe through a 1,707km sub-sea power cable. This massive project will turn Egypt into a electricity hub.1 week ago
Major agreement has been finalized to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece with Europe through a 1,707km sub-sea power cable. This massive project will turn Egypt into a electricity hub.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed held talks in London with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on bilateral ties
Amnesty: Saudi Arabia leads a military alliance targeting homes and hospitals in Yemen
Eastern Damascus towns: AinTerma, Mesraba and Kafr Batna.
Jaysh al-Islam MILAN ATGM strike destroying a tank and killing its crew al-Rayhan front Eastern Ghouta
North Hama: Russia|n Air Force carried out new airstrikes on town of Lataminah today.
AfrinOp: OliveBranch forces advanced on all fronts today. The most important location seized is Maryamayn located between Afrin-city and Menagh Airbase.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani confirms Fazlullah's son was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike, but denied it was a Taliban camp
Co chair of Afrin water public system: Water lines to Meydanki Afrin is completely cut off by Turkish bombards.the water supply here for Afrin finished now.
Reports of the entry of government forces into Afrin region.
A man during the domestic conflict fatally wounded two soldiers of Russian National Guard in Dagestan
FSA captured Maryamin from YPG
Syrian rebels, FSA National Army inside Maryamin village after capturing it from SDF/YPG.
The Free Syrian Army forces control the village of Kafr Safra in the Jenderees region
FSA captured Kafr Safra from YPG - statement
Video footage from Kafrsafra, northern Jinderes.
TuAF carried out several airstrikes in the village of Qibar near Afrin.
Afrin: Olive Branch Forces Took Control Qurt Qulaq Village from YPG.
Rebels destroyed 1 tank and damaged 2 others at al-Mashafi frontline -Harasta - East alGhouta while trying to progress
Russian bombardment of the besieged city of #Douma during the passage of the humanitarian convoy that failed Thursday to unload aid
Official says car bomb explosion kills 3 in Libya's east
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Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin town under Turkish siege, entering the city center imminent
Car bomb explodes at checkpoint 60 south of Ajdabiya town in east Libya. There are reports of casualties
Turkey-backed FSA National Army entered YPG-held Kafr Safra village north of Jinderes town. Clashes continue.
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Afghan president condemns suicide bombing of Shiites in Kabul
US govt announces rewards on 3 Pakistani militants. A state dept release says $5 million reward for information leading to the identification or location of TTP Chief Maulana Fazlullah, $3 million each for Abdul Wali of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Mangal Bagh of Lashkar-e-Islam
Saudi Arabia's Princess Reema says it is time for dialogue about Saudi women to move away from clothes to capabilities1 week ago
Saudi Arabia's Princess Reema says it is time for dialogue about Saudi women to move away from "clothes to capabilities"
The correspondent of "Hama now": Russian air strikes targeting the town of Latmin north of Hama.
Pakistani reopened important border crossing of Ghulam Khan with Afghanistan after nearly three years. The border was closed after the army launched military operation in North Waziristan in June 2014. Pakistani and Afghan traders hoped the move will boost cross-border trad
CIA linked L-3 Communications Swearingen SA-227-TT approaching Sigonella from Libya1 week ago
CIA linked L-3 Communications Swearingen SA-227-TT approaching Sigonella from Libya
The Free Syrian Army forces control the village of Kafr Miza in the Sharan axis of rural Afrin
Humanitarian aid convoy in Douma. Photo Credit: Violations Documentation Center
Olive Branch forces captured Kafrmiza in norhern Maryamayn.
FSA/TSK took over western bank of Maydankay Dam in northern Afrin
Iraqi PMU (Hashd) Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq: government must preserve our independence. We don't want to be incorporated into Iraqi Security Forces, or we will lose our doctrine. We need to be developed like Counter-terrorism service, Emergency Response Div and Fed Police.
ISKP issued claim of Kabul attack in Russian, names bomber as Usman Khorasani, claims 200 killed/wounded1 week ago
ISKP issued claim of Kabul attack in Russian, names bomber as Usman Khorasani, claims 200 killed/wounded
FSA/TSK took over Kafr Safra north of Jinders town in SW Afrin
UN: Bombing near Duma, east of Damascus, puts humanitarian aid at risk
67 verified attacks on health facilities and workers in Syria in January and February, equal to half of 112 verified attacks during all of last year - WHO
Houthi militia kidnaped 2 UN employees in Sana'a Yemen
IDF:General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commander of the U.S. EUCOM, arrived today for an official visit to Israel as guest of Chief of the General Staff, Gadi Eisenkot. General Scaparrotti will visit the Juniper Cobra headquarters, other sites and bases, and meet with senior Israeli army officials
There are strong clashes in Kafr Safra, in Jindires area
IS claims suicide bombing on group of (Shiite) Hazaras in Aghan capital Kabul. Unknown number of deaths and injuries.1 week ago
IS claims suicide bombing on group of (Shiite) Hazaras in Aghan capital Kabul. Unknown number of deaths and injuries.
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At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others were wounded on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a gathering in memory of Abul Ali Mazari in Kabul
Islamic State's claims 200 killed/wounded in Kabul explosion1 week ago
Islamic State's claims 200 killed/wounded in Kabul explosion
Turkish forces have taken control of Afrin's Maydanki dam, water source for Afrin city: state media
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At least sixty Taliban militants have been killed in the latest airstrike conducted by the US forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan
Heacy clashes in the villages Bûke and Bakhce/ Bilbile district. Turkish warplanes bombing the village Sarya/ Bilbile district
Air strikes hit Douma in Eastern Ghouta, where aid convoy is bringing supply: Syrian Observatory
Meanwhile, Israeli forces erected a military checkpoint in the town of Deir Sharaf, Nablus district at dawn today.1 week ago
Meanwhile, "Israeli forces erected a military checkpoint in the town of Deir Sharaf, Nablus district at dawn today".
Russian warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in the city of Douma with 2 airstrikes
Turkish army is shelling the Meryemine village of district Shera: Civilian casualties reported (ANHA)
The Free Syrian Army forces control the Mount Kachkadar in the Changal axis in the countryside of Afrin
Islamic State has just claimed its responsibility for today's attack on Hazaras in Kabul, marking yet another sectarian attack1 week ago
Islamic State has just claimed its responsibility for today's attack on Hazaras in Kabul, marking yet another sectarian attack
Sultan Murat Turkmen division at Kachkadar mount at Shingal axis
Red Cross: A convoy of humanitarian aid entered Eastern Ghouta
TSK and FSA reached the borders of Afrin district center. Villages of Shavarighat Al Caviz and Melkiyah were cleared of YPG
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Afghanistan's Interior Ministry: Suicide bomber hits police checkpoint outside Hazara gathering in Kabul, killing 7.
The Free Syrian Army forces control the village of Surayil in the Bulbul region of the countryside of Afrin
ICRC says they will deliver food parcels for 12,000 people and 3240 flour bags - far short of the needs - East Ghouta is densely populated - UN estimates say there are 400,000 people in the besieged enclave
12 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members died in a clash with the military in Maguindanao
Syrian Army advancing on Saqba and Hamouriyah farms
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Death toll rises to seven in Kabul explosion, Ministry of Interior confirms
The Syrian Arab Army is advancing in the Hmouriya farms - Eastern Ghouta
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Turkey orders 186 detained on suspected links to Gulen network: Anadolu
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At least 5 killed, 22 wounded as bomb attack targets Shia area in Kabul.
Saudi women celebrate Women's Day with a jog in Jeddah
Azerbaijan Army to conduct large-scale exercises1 week ago
Azerbaijan Army to conduct large-scale exercises
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Afghan Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nusrat Rahimi says the explosion happened close to a check point - at least 300 meters far from Mosalla-e-Mazari - where a big gathering was held
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says no air strikes or shelling on Eastern Ghouta towns overnight for first time in 10 days
Reuters: A convoy of 13 trucks is waiting outside the eastern Ghouta for entry
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Emergency sounds heard in the area. Kabul is a locked city, with police officers with rifle in hands
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At least 16 security force members were killed after Taliban militants attacked their check posts in Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar province
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The number of deads is rising. Too early to say with certainty, but the sectarian nature of the attack suggests the hand of ISKP – report
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A suicide bomber attacks a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul
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The explosion occurred close to Mosalla-e-Mazari area in Kabul's PD6, sources said. Casualties feared.
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The ceremony led by a Hazara leader Mohaqeq is underway in Kabul, participants aren't allowed to get out or let others in. Tight security measures now. A resident to police deployed on roof of 4 floors house in sub-stree: here, secure the road, not the air.
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Afghan officials say an explosion occurred near a mosque in capital Kabul. There are no reports on causalities and cause of the explosion yet
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A senior security official says a suicide bomber on foot blew himself up in first security checkpoint of Mosalla-e Mazari where thousands of people gathered for their leader's death ceremony. 10 people were killed, 6 others wounded
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Explosion reported in PD6 Kabul
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India says Pakistan violated ceasefire in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir
24 fighters of LNA al-Saiqa graduated a "3-week MOUT course".
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Afghan official: Taliban assault outpost, kill 10 policemen
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Detention warrants issued for 92 teachers in Turkey's capital Ankara today
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TSK: The number of militants neutralized in Afrin - 3149
Egypt- for 2nd week in a row ISIS al-Naba newsletter;s (122) top story is the campaign in North Sinai. No new insights however, just mostly a roundup of previous claims.
Amaq report+ISIS claim for IED attacks near al-Arish, North Sinai, targeting M60 MBT, a bulldozer and a Humvee causing multiple casualties
BSF Ropucha class LSTM Azov 151 returned from its 2nd Syria deployment in 2018 and transited Bosphorus towards Black Sea 05:00Z1 week ago
BSF Ropucha class LSTM Azov 151 returned from its 2nd Syria deployment in 2018 and transited Bosphorus towards Black Sea 05:00Z
[email protected]: "the Coalition continues to observe potentially hostile forces east of the Euphrates River. We continue deconfliction on this issue with Russian officials the deconfliction line."
Deir ez-Zur Eastern countryside: A number of members of the Afghan Fatimion Brigade were killed in the vicinity of Hamdan village in Bu Kamal as a result of an attack by ISIS elements on their positions yesterday.
Syrian Army on the doors of Jisreen to Hamouriyah after secure Jisreen farms - Aftris air defense - Jawsh Al-Ashari and Hawsh Qubaybat
JTS shot down an HTS bomb-laden drone on the axis of the town of Taqad in the Western countryside of Aleppo
Moment of airstrike on Duma in Eastern Ghouta
Moment of airstrike on Duma in Eastern Ghouta
AfrinOp: OliveBranch seized the 1st YPG tank as well as an artillery piece and 2 Konkurs ATGMs in a military camp in Sharan area.
The new Turkish military convoy entered Azaz city from Bab al Salameh border crossing.
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Saudi media: four Saudi soldiers killed in clashes with the Huthis at southern border
Turkish Army soldier clash with YPG in Jinderes
HTS releases some 50 members of Jund al-Aqsa [Jihadi ISIS-affiliate] who were held in a prison in Idlib
East Ghouta: visual confirmation government took over Air Defense Base near Aftris (1.5 km E. of Saqba), with a bunch of tanks
The sister of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's charged for "offering logistic support and help to [the militants] in carrying out criminal acts." Al-Baghdadi's sister sentenced to death in Iraq
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Turkey continues to show the classic signs of an overheating economy, Goldman Sachs says
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Balancing US-Turkey and US-Kurd relationships - "It's a very difficult and complex situation" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "I'm hopeful we can walk this path and attain both interests"
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Seeing "at a minimum deconfliction if not support" between Russia and Turkey in Syria per Gen Scaparrotti says Russia-Iran ties "one of convenience"
OliveBranch forces take control over "Mafraq al Jatt" in western Azaz. Means Nubl-Kafrjana-Afrin highway completely cut off.
AfrinOp: drone view of town of Jindires taken today by Olive Branch forces.
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Worried about lack of ambassador to Belarus Belgium Iceland Ireland Sweden Turkey - "It does concern me," says @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti, saying other organizations also waiting for US ambassadors
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"I haven't personally seen that myself" Gen Scaparrotti says of Turkey being not helpful in the Balkans
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Turkey also active in the Balkans, per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti: "Turkey primarily enters most of these countries in the Balkans with a humanitarian approachThere are some who have said this influence isn't helpful"
OliveBranch forces captured the Al Qadi farms near Maryamayn. they're knocking the doors of Maryamayn
Another violent air strike targeted residential neighborhoods in Douma Eastern Ghouta
Turkish war planes are bombarding the villages Miremin and Qurtuqlaqe of district Shera and the village Qeretepe of Afrin center, Clashes are ongoing between YPG forces and the Turkish army around the villages Qurtuqlaqe and Qeretepe
AfrinOp: the YPG towers of Mesarat.
"Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture @NATO and undermine US leadership around the world" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti, hammering on a familiar @DeptofDefense theme
"We have much work to do as we execute our national defense strategy" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti, citinf Russia and militants
TSK / FSA troops captured the village of Shavarga el-Coz in the north east of Afrin
Egypt's cabinet approves major agreement with Russia with the establishment of a $7 billion Russian Industrial Zone in East Port Said. The zone will cover over five square kilometers and should generate 35,000 new jobs.
Shawaghat North of Maryamayn is also under Olive Branch control.
Olive Branch forces captured Shurghat al Jhuz in northern Maryarmayn.
Damascus suburb Saqba in East Ghouta
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Turkish troops to align with Baghdad in operation against PKK in Kurdistan: FM
ANHA: Operation by SDF forces against the Turkish army around Metina village of district Shera: At least 5 members of the Turkish special forces have been killed
Libyan army asks African expatriates to leave Libya within 10 days
Al Hamza at Al Aswad prison used by the YPG as a main prison for their opponents in the vicinity of Raju
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Khamenei: A woman can have active presence and deep influence on social arenas—as Iranian women are so influential. The features of today's Iranian woman include modesty, chastity, eminence, protecting herself from abuse by men, refraining from humiliating herself into appeasing men.
The Free Syrian Army forces control a Muearisat village near Sharan in the countryside of Afrin
Doctor in Ghouta: "I don't know, I'm even exhausted of documenting everything. But what can we do? It's been five years under siege, bombardment, hunger and nobody cared about us. What can we do? We can carry on working."
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The Free Syrian Army forces control the Al Aswad prison at Rajo axis
Russian aircrafts bombing the city of Kafr Zita, casualties reported
Russian aircrafts bombing the city of Kafr Zita, casualties reported
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Khamenei: Today the flag of women's identity and cultural independence is at the hands of Iranian women. Iranian women today, declare their cultural and identity independence and export it to the world while preserving their hijab.
Ilyushin aircraft dropped provision on Foua-Kefraya pocket in Idlib
Eastern Damascus: aftermath of airstrikes on town of Jisreen which devasted large areas.
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Khamenei: You have heard that a significant number of prominent women in the west declared one after the other over the past few months that while on their job, they have been violently and forcefully abused. They were prominent western women.
Syrian Arab Army set up a 2nd safety crossing on road between Jisreen - Malihah towns for civilians to flee from East Ghouta
Jomaa Al Alywi, another volunteer of the @civil_hama killed after the brutal air raids targeted the civilinas and SCD teams during there humanitarian duty in Hama countryside
OliveBranch force captured Maarsat in southern Kafrjana
Turkish soldiers along with Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces backed by Special Forces teams of Turkey national police and gendarmerie captured Jandairis town in Syria's Afrin after heavy clashes with Kurdish People's Protection Forces YPG fighters
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Khamenei: The western model for women is symbolic of consumerism, cosmetics, showing off for men as a tool of male sexual arousal. All they claim, including gender injustice and so on, is just talk. The reality is different.
Hundreds of civilians are beginning to flee Afrin city,Syria
Iran's Khamenei says won't negotiate with West over regional presence
Hawsh Al-Ashari and Hawsh Qubaybat was captured by Syrian army
FSA seized a DShK mounted motorcyle in Sharan district that was captured from YPG in Afrin.
HTS militants shelled the people in El- Fuaa with more than 100 rockets. 2 children reportedly killed
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Provoker of sedition and corruption, US gov. asks, Why do you have a presence in the region? Well, do we have to ask for your permission to be in our region? We should talk with regional govts on that, why'd we talk with you? If we ever want presence in U.S. then we'll come talk to you.
Turkish army deploying more troops in Jandaris, Afrin. after storming the town earlier today.
Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq: Iran can become our best and closest partner in Iraq. We welcome Iranian advisors in Sunni areas to help rebuild them. We face 2 challenges - expelling militants and the US occupation.
Turkish military, Free Syrian Army FSA capture Jinderes town in Syria's Afrin from YPG during Operation Olive Branch
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For 40 yrs enemies have plotted against Iran, spending billions to strike a blow to the IRI, but for 40 years this pure tree has been steadily growing, which makes us proud. There's never been so many plots against any nation, yet enemies haven't achieved even one of their goals.
Ninawa police released a photo gallery in early morning today showing a huge weapon contraband, caught on its way to the al-Quds neighborhood in Mosul. Islamic State has been certainly planning something
Thousands of women march today in Afrin on International Women's Day
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti meets the Governor NN Vohra in Jammu1 week ago
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti meets the Governor NN Vohra in Jammu
Turkmen Division in Dunballi village
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Two police personnel and four Taliban insurgents have been killed in a clash in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province
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By promoting modest dress (hijab), Islam has blocked the path which would lead women to such a dent lifestyle . Hijab is a means of immunity not restriction.
Syria: Last night, medics, @AFP correspondents and monitor said dozens of civilians suffered breathing difficulties after air strikes on Saqba and Hammuriyeh. @sams_usa says symptoms consistent with chlorine attack
Syria: Air strikes, barrel bombs hit Ghouta towns all night and into today. @AFP correspondents reported seeing lifeless bodies lying in streets today
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Today, according to the western model, the most sought after characteristics of a woman involve her ability to physically attract men and appease them: one distinct image (portrayed in society) of the western woman is her nudity.
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In contrast, there has always been a dent framework; today, that different model for women is the one offered by the west.
1 civilians were killed and many others injured after artillery shelling from YPJ and PKK targeted residential areas in Maree and Kaljebren city in the northern countryside of Aleppo. @scdaleppo teams worked to continue the rescue operation.
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Seven Taliban insurgents have been killed in an Afghan Air Force (AAF) airstrike in the Alingar district of eastern Nangarhar province
More than 900 killed in assault on Syria's Ghouta: monitor
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Cavusoglu says Turkey will carry out the cross-border joint operation with Baghdad against PKK militants in Iraq
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Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says a joint cross-border operation into Iraq may start after the Iraqi elections in May
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Turkish Foreign Min says operation in Afrin will be completed by May, TR will launch crossborder operation to wipe out PKK in Iraq after the elections in May. When asked If Afrin op does not end by that date, he says TR is capable of conducting two ops simultaneously.
Today, the Mount Whitney command and control ship, carrying 500 servicemen and women from the U.S. 6th fleet, docked at the Haifa Port as part of the joint Israeli army and @US_EUCOM exercise: Juniper Cobra 2018
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Turkish foreign minister says operation into Syria's Afrin will be completed by May
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Turkish Foreign Minister says former PYD co-chair Salih Muslim in Stockholm, TR has sent Sweden diplomatic note for his arrest
FSA announced the control over Jinderes district after heavy clashes.
Center of Jindires is under control of Olive Branch forces. Last pockets of resistance heard (NE.-E. suburbs).
Hallubi Kabir and Saghir under Olive Branch control.
Olive Branch forces completely captured Jinderes town from YPG, the southern gate of Afrin
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