Turkey launched a military offensive on January 20 to oust the YPG from Afrin, citing national security. It is investigating reports that weaponized chlorine was used in the town of Saraqib. After two days of discussions, the congress, brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey, reaffirmed its full commitment to the "sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity" of Syria. At the same time, it will seek to reassure the Syrian Kurds that it will work with Turkey to prevent any Turkish incursions or military operations in pockets under PYD control, boosting U.S. power in this area and pro-US and anti-Iran and anti-Al-Assad and anti-IS forces.
"Now they are saying that they will keep their presence till they make sure a steady process of a political settlement in Syria starts, which will result in regime change", the minister said during a conference in Sochi, stressing that the USA has "plans of virtual division of Syria". They insist they will not abandon the West Kurdistan project that threatens all of northern Syria with war for years to come.
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Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. The spokesman said Moon also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea .
The operation in Afrin, dubbed The Olive Branch, has led to Washington's ire.
Macron urged Putin to "do everything" to ensure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army stops "intolerable degradation of the humanitarian situation" in the two besieged rebel areas, the Elysee Palace said in a statement. But many have moved to other parts of Syria, according to United States officials and analysts.For the Assad regime, those ISIS remnants are a mixed blessing. It was impossible to identify his location.Another sign that ISIS has regained its footing is the uptick in its propaganda output. In December, the Syrian army alongside Iranian-backed militias and heavy Russian air power launched a major offensive to take territory in Idlib province. They each have different priorities.
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Many attendees gathered along Broad Street and around the Art Museum hours before the buses arrived near Eakins Oval around 1 p.m. Center Jason Kelce was clad in full Mummers attire, a tribute to the annual Mummers Parade held New Year's Day in Philadelphia .
Turkey has resumed air attacks in the enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, destroying more than a dozen targets and "neutralising" at least 34 rebels, the Turkish army says.
On January 18, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S.planned to have an open-ended presence in Syria, in order to ensure that local fighters are able to secure their territory against IS insurgents.Following Tillerson's comments, worldwide law experts such as Professor Oona Hathaway of Yale Law School say long term U.S. presence in Syria violates global law.
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But Ms Mordaunt said it was "shocking" some staff had been able to resign after the Haiti sex allegations surfaced. Asked if that was a lie, Mordaunt said: "Well, quite".
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