Turkey Steps Up Arms to Syrian Rebels as Idlib Attack Looms
Turkey Steps Up Arms to Syrian Rebels as Idlib Attack Looms
Turkey arms rebels as Idlib prepares for Syrian onslaught
15 September, 2018, 18:38
Turkey sent in military reinforcements Thursday to beef up its positions inside Syria's last rebel bastion Idlib, activists reported, even as the Turkish defense minister said Ankara is still trying with Russian Federation and Iran to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in the case of a threatened Syrian government offensive.
In the provincial capital, Idlib city, and in towns including Kafranbel, Dana, Azaz, Maaret al-Numan and al-Bab, demonstrators filled the streets after noon prayers and chanted against Assad, raising the tri-color green, white and black flag that has become the banner of Syria's 2011 uprising, activists said.
The UN said as many as 800,000 people could be displaced by the assault on Idlib and the surrounding areas.
"Don't test us again", she said, addressing the Syrian government and its allies Russian Federation and Iran.
Turkey deployed hundreds of its soldiers to 12 observation posts that ring Idlib, following a de-escalation agreement reached with Russian Federation and Iran previous year to freeze the lines of the conflict, effectively placing Ankara as a protector of the province.
MOSCOW - The Kremlin confirmed on Friday that it was preparing for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan on Monday in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Throughout the seven-year war, which has claimed more than 350,000 lives, Syrian regime forces have repeatedly been accused of targeting rebel-held areas with chemical attacks - mostly with chlorine but also with deadly sarin nerve gas. "We will continue our efforts on worldwide platforms as well", he said. Idlib makes up a major chunk of Syria's northwest corner, the last bastion of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.
The plan to assist a possible wave of displaced persons will be carried out through coordination with the QRCS mission in Turkey, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and other NGOs. It is up to parties to the conflict and the Governments that support such parties to protect the civilian population in Idlib and across Syria. A top United Nations official has warned that an attack on Idlib could lead to this century's worst loss of life.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey had also contacted foreign ministers of several countries and was in touch with "all actors in Syria".
U.N. officials have notified Russia, Turkey and the United States of the Global Positioning System coordinates of 235 schools, hospitals and other civilian sites in the Syrian province of Idlib, in the hope the move will help protect them from being attacked.
For me, it blows my mind. "But I'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equal [treatment]". Osaka had just won her first Grand Slam title after defeating the 23-time major victor Serena Williams at the U.S.
From there, he has his work out and after a shower, some golf and a few snacks, he's ready to start his main day. The 47-year-old actor is known for his impressive physique and it turns out his buff body doesn't come easily.
And Sarri knows the recent break may affect the Blues' solid form, as he learned during his time at Napoli. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he would like John Terry back at the club in a coaching role.
North Carolina seems to be the state that could bear the brunt of the winds, along with SC and parts of southern Virginia. In the Pacific, Olivia became a tropical storm again, on a path to hit the Hawaiian islands early Wednesday.
We don't actually know if the president will send the text himself, but it will have a headline that says "Presidential Alert". People will get test text from the Wireless Emergency Alerts system for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Both the grills still look the same apart from the fact that the pattern of holes is much closer to the edges of the sensors now. The Razer Phone 2 appears to have slightly thinner bezels above and below the screen - but they're by no means small.
Investigators plan to do forensic testing on the needles and say they're particularly focused on how the fruits were transported. Empty shelves, normally stocked with strawberry punnets, are seen at a Coles in Brisbane on Friday.
Those who live in the typhoon's projected path and can not flee have been reinforcing their homes and stocking up on food. Authorities in the Philippines have said they were better prepared for the storm than in previous years.
Even though it has downgraded from hurricane strength after making landfall, the storm had killed at least five people till now. But Florence's forward movement had slowed to a crawl, and it piled on the rain in a siege that could go on all weekend long.
Jennifer Rowling of the Queensland Strawberry Growers' Association said she believed the strawberries had been "interfered with". Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, urged the community to come together to find the person responsible behind the "callous act".
Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing
At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 54.1 West. However, it's not too late to prepare for Hurricane Florence - or any other storm that may move through Coweta County.
Manchester City Announce Revenues Of $656M
During that time , Silva has played a key role as City have won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup . I've always said that I'd like to play for Las Palmas - my local team.
Canelo vs. Golovkin 2 - "The REMATCH"
Early on Sunday morning, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will rematch one another in the biggest boxing match of 2018. For their first bout past year , Alvarez earned a guaranteed purse of $5 million while Golovkin made $3 million.
Cancer will kill 9.6 million people globally in 2018
The incidence rate for all cancers combined was about 20% higher in men than in women, and deaths were almost 50% higher for men. Almost a half of New Zealand males, and a third of females are estimated to have a risk of getting cancer before they are 75.
Russia, China conduct joint war games
The air, sea and ground drills were witnessed by 87 observers invited from 57 countries. The exercises in the far east continue until September 17.
Volkswagen to end iconic ‘Beetle’ cars in 2019
But the rebooted, modern New Beetle was more of a fashion accessory, splashed through popular culture at the turn of the century. Passenger auto sales have been plunging in the U.S.in recent years as American preferences shift to larger vehicles.