Turkish Airstrikes, Artillery Target 150 ISIL Positions during Al-Bab Operation

The Kremlin said Friday that Turkey had provided Russian forces with the target location for air strikes in Syria that accidentally killed three Turkish troops.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip.

"Russian jets were carrying out a military mission to destroy IS positions in the area of Al-Bab", a Defense Ministry statement said.

"Russian officials have said that the incident was an accident", the army said, adding an investigation is being carried out by both sides.

Matsuyama wins Phoenix again
Fowler made another strong run to win here, rushing home with a 65 to finish at 15 under and in a tie for fourth with J.J. Three strokes ahead of Matsuyama and four ahead of Simpson with nine holes left, An bogeyed Nos.

There are reports coming in about the fighting in Al Bab, with one suggesting Turkish troops are engaged in fighting with Syrian army forces, but this has not been confirmed.

'It was agreed on enhancing coordination on the military side in Syria during operations against militants and other extremist organisations'. "Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the coordinates of that point were given by Turkish side: ".

Army General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff, spoke on the telephone with his Turkish counterpart, General Hulusi Akaru, to discuss the situation around Al-Bab, and also expressed his condolences.

Erdogan said the operation, dubbed "Euphrates Shield", was aimed at "terror groups" such as Daesh and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a US-backed Kurdish group based in Syria.

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high
Civilian casualties caused by Daesh loyalists in Afghanistan also increased by nearly 10 times during the same time period. Such airstrikes caused 250 deaths and 340 injuries, almost double the number recorded in 2015 and the highest since 2009.

Before Thursday's casualties were reported, the Dogan news agency said 66 Turkish soldiers have now been killed in the Syria operation since it began in August, mostly in attacks by IS. With Turkey-backed FSA fighters closing in on the town from the north, east and west, the Assad regime closed in on al-Bab from the south.

Russian Federation and Turkey had been on opposing sides of the almost six-year Syrian conflict, with Moscow backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while Ankara supported the rebels.

Russia and Turkey only recently repaired ties after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the border with Syria two years ago.

Sessions Once Told Yates to Refuse 'Improper' Requests
Sessions, who last February became the first senator to endorse Trump, has always been known for hard-line views on immigration. President Trump has taken to Twitter in the last 24 hours to express his frustration about the Democrat delay.


Popular
  • Snapchat Files for IPO, Then Immediately States it May Never Be Profitable

    Snapchat Files for IPO, Then Immediately States it May Never Be Profitable

    With the filing, the company also disclosed what has previously been uncertain - that it has 158 million daily active users . If it nears the $25bn mark it would give the company the richest valuation in a U.S. technology IPO since Facebook Inc .

    Comcast Xfinity App Launches on Roku Players and TVs

    There's a bit of confusion over how cable operator Comcast will treat Roku devices on its network, in terms of the pricing. This is also how a secondary outlet that connects to Comcast's network via a TiVo would be charged and credited.

    Teva Dives To 10-Year Low After 4 Copaxone Patents Invalidated

    On average, analysts predict that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited will post $5.12 earnings per share for the current year. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 15th.
  • Sam Shields Released by Packers: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Sam Shields Released by Packers: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Shields' released came one day after the Packers cut running back James Starks with the non-football injury designation. A concussion suffered in Week One of the 2016 season kept Shields on the sideline for the rest of the year.
    SHOOTING AT THE LOUVRE: French soldier reportedly opens fire during security scare

    SHOOTING AT THE LOUVRE: French soldier reportedly opens fire during security scare

    According to broadcaster France Info, the suspected attacker carrying a rucksack attempted a knife attack on the soldier. He said the situation around the landmark museum is "totally under control" but the overall threat to France remains.
    John McCain calls on Trump to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine

    John McCain calls on Trump to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine

    About 200 people have been evacuated from Avdiivka, almost half of them children, Ukraine's State Emergency Service said Friday. Security Council at her first public meeting since being confirmed last week as President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy.
  • House of Commons passes Brexit Bill

    House of Commons passes Brexit Bill

    Following the June vote, there was speculation that pro-European lawmakers might try to delay or even stop the Brexit process. Supreme Court decision which said the government must seek lawmakers' approval before proceeding with Brexit.
    The Walking Dead: Here's What's Coming Up in Season 7B

    The Walking Dead: Here's What's Coming Up in Season 7B

    According to AMC, "The Walking Dead" Season 7 will be all about Rick and his group's preparation for the war. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly , "The Walking Dead" showrunner Scott M.

    Jallikattu: Supreme Court raps TN for stir, clears the new law

    Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had last week informed the Supreme Court that the Centre would withdraw its earlier notification. The bench said, "Tell your government that law and order is primacy in civilized society and we can't tolerate such incidents".
  • Defense Chief Tries to Quash Friction Over THAAD

    Defense Chief Tries to Quash Friction Over THAAD

    Last year, Chinese ambassador to South Korea had said S Korea-China relationship will end in "an instant" if USA deploys THAAD. South Korea and Japan are looking to Mattis for guarantees that the longstanding alliances between the countries will stand.
    U.S.  services sector rebounds in January

    U.S. services sector rebounds in January

    These higher costs are feeding through to higher selling prices, which will inevitably put upward pressure on consumer prices. A PMI reading above 50 indicates an expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below that points to a contraction.
    Economic Survey | A Huge Challenge For PM Modi

    Economic Survey | A Huge Challenge For PM Modi

    Gross Domestic Product: The GDP projection is likely to be the most talked about topic when the Economic Survey is tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

CONNECT