Turkish warplanes struck pro-Syrian government forces in the northwestern Afrin region of Syria on Saturday, killing at least 36, as Turkey’s assault in the Kurdish region gathered pace, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Turkey's air force hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters in an escalation of violence in a region where Turkey has been on the offensive for more than a month, Syrian activists said Friday.
The Iraqi parliament has demanded that the central government in Baghdad set a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops, led by those of the US, from the Arab country after their purported fight against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group practically came to an end following the demise of the terror outfit two months ago.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a recent resolution against Tehran drafted by the UK in the United Nations Security Council is an attempt to cover up Washington and London’s roles in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
Russia said on Wednesday that terrorists in Syria’s besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave, despite Moscow’s announcement of a humanitarian corridor.