Turkey's threatens attack 'at any moment' on Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria

Turkish forces shell Syrian Kurds targets in northern Syria

Turkish forces shell Syrian Kurds targets in northern Syria

He recalled the US's recognition that they had created an army of terrorists along the Turkish border and stressed that Ankara's goal was to liquidate this in its infancy.

Erdogan urged all friendly countries and allies of Turkey not to stand in the way of Ankara in its fight with terrorists and assassins.

Syria's government decried the "blatant attack" on its sovereignty, and Russian Federation warned it could lead to partition.

The US-led coalition provided significant military and logistical support to the SDF as it beat back Isis (Islamic State) militants across Syria.

In October, the alliance took full control of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the "caliphate" declared by the jihadist group in 2014.

"More Arabs will serve in areas along the Euphrates River Valley and along the border with Iraq to the south", the coalition's Public Affairs Office said.

The Washington project to create a border guard would cooperate with forces of Democratic Syria (FSD), of which YPG is main component, worldwide anti-jihadist coalition, and US.

The YPG makes up the core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia which helped drive ISIL from territory in eastern Syria a year ago. Moreover, the operation in Afrin would be targeted not against the terrorists from Daesh, but against the PYD / YPG / Party of Democratic Unity, a PKK branch in Syria and its armed wing, which Turkey regards as terrorists.

James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploitative Behavior By 5 Women
Chmiel said that Franco told her the footage would be used for a 7 For All Mankind jeans advertisement. When she got there, he got in the vehicle and directed her to drive to an alley parking lot.

The coalition said the force would prevent ISIL "freedom of movement and deny the transportation of illicit materials" so that the Syrian people can establish "effective local, representative governance and reclaim their land". Policy decisions like this, which are made without taking into consideration that the PYD, the PKK's Syrian branch, does not represent the Syrian Kurdish community and puts the Kurdish people's safety and well-being in the Middle East at risk.

The move has added to Turkish anger over US support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

Ankara considers the Syrian Kurdish militia a terror group, claiming it is affiliated with Turkey's own outlawed Kurdish rebels who are fighting against the government.

Tensions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies remain high, despite Trump saying last November that Washington would no longer supply weapons to the YPG.

On the just-announced U.S. plan to form a border army led by the terrorist PKK/PYD, Erdogan said: "The U.S. has admitted to forming a terrorist army along the Turkish border", vowing that Turkey would kill that army before it is born.

The US is creating a "terrorist army" under the guise of border security forces in northern Syria, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday. "After that, other regions will follow".

The source warned that Damascus considered any Syrian fighting for militias sponsored by the United States to be "a traitor to their people and nation".

The ministry condemned this "wrongful approach" and said Turkey was determined and capable to eliminate all sorts of threats.

Recommended News

  • Great Britain's Winter Olympics team challenged to secure at least five medals

    Great Britain's Winter Olympics team challenged to secure at least five medals

    UK Sport is targeting "at least" five medals at the Winter Olympics , with four to 10 representing the target range. Yarnold, who has struggled this season, has been given a top-eight target for 2018 along with team-mate Laura Deas.
    Tatmadaw probe found soldiers responsible in Inn Din village killings

    Tatmadaw probe found soldiers responsible in Inn Din village killings

    Ten Rohingya in the group were captured and executed, according to an internal investigation that was launched after a mass grave was located last month.
    778 arrested in Tunisia unrest over price hikes

    778 arrested in Tunisia unrest over price hikes

    A Jewish school and a historic synagogue were attacked in Djerba as police focused on curbing unrest elsewhere in the country. The 2010-11 Tunisian revolt sparked uprisings across the Arab world, called the Arab Spring .
  • Thibaut Courtois criticises Chelsea fans for booing in Leicester draw

    Thibaut Courtois criticises Chelsea fans for booing in Leicester draw

    There will also be a place on the bench for new signing Ross Barkley, while Kenedy, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi could all start. Chelsea face Norwich City in an FA Cup replay on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
    Vikings activate Sam Bradford to 53-man roster

    Vikings activate Sam Bradford to 53-man roster

    Home crowd and that defense should be enough for Vikings to inch past the Saints , who hope turnovers will help them score. Whether the Vikings have Sam Bradford in uniform for their first playoff game on Sunday remains to be seen.
    Donkey Kong coming to Mario

    Donkey Kong coming to Mario

    In the new Nintendo Mini-Direct, it was revealed that we can expect the game to come to the newer system in May. The game will run at 1080p in TV mode, and feature single Joy-Con split-screen local multiplayer as well.
  • Pirates trade RHP Cole to Astros

    Pirates trade RHP Cole to Astros

    The trade came one day after the Pirates and Cole agreed to a one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. They accepted a package headlined by Musgrove, who is unproven as a starter in the major leagues.
    Man charged with armed robbery on Northwest Side

    Man charged with armed robbery on Northwest Side

    Officer Sands says one of the asailants is described as a light-skinned man, 5 foot 8, roughly 170lbs with a face covering. Police say the two men walked into the Chicken Man convenience store on Snow Hill Road around 9:50 p.m. on Monday.
    United States  firm to get $70m if it finds MH370

    United States firm to get $70m if it finds MH370

    Other items include memory from avionics and personal electronic devices and specific parts of the aircraft structure. The Malaysian Airlines 370 flight disappeared on March 8th 2014 during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
  • Deep Freeze, Snow Flurries Ahead After Sunday Warm-Up

    Deep Freeze, Snow Flurries Ahead After Sunday Warm-Up

    The evening round will be part of a strong cold front that will bring in arctic air behind it to start next week. Accumulations will be minor, but it's possible that we could see and inch or two during the day on Monday.
    Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss

    Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss

    The likely culprit for the failed launch of the payload can be an American Corporation Northrop Grumman . Little is known about the Zuma satellite - not even the name of the US government agency that owns it.
    Coquelin completes Valencia move from Arsenal

    Coquelin completes Valencia move from Arsenal

    Valencia announce that they have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin for a fee reportedly in the region of £12m.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.