World: Turkey launches airstrike after US confirms withdrawal - - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

World Turkey launches airstrike after US confirms withdrawal

02:05  08 october  2019
02:05  08 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

PM 'will seek Brexit extension if no deal agreed by 19 October'

  PM 'will seek Brexit extension if no deal agreed by 19 October' Boris Johnson will seek a Brexit extension from the EU if no withdrawal deal is reached by 19 October, government documents say. © Getty The revelation in a Scottish court appears to be a direct contradiction of what the PM has said in public The revelation in a Scottish court appears to be a direct contradiction of what the prime minister has said in public. To date he has insisted that the UK would leave "do or die" by the 31 October deadline, with or without an agreement in place.

Videos circulating on social media appear to show Turkish forces targeting Kurdish troops near Syria’s border with Iraq with airstrikes , just hours after the US announced it would be pulling out of the region. Turkish planes reportedly attacked Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters in Hasakah

Turkish president confirms US withdrawal from northern Syria before expected Turkish counter-terrorism military operations - Anadolu Agency. The U . S . first became involved in the Syrian conflict in September 2014, launching airstrikes against Daesh and using YPG/PKK terrorist organization

a man that is standing in the dirt: A US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council soldier passes a US position near the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters,in Manbij, north Syria.© AAP A US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council soldier passes a US position near the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters,in Manbij, north Syria. Fears a US withdrawal from Syria will leave Kurdish fighters exposed to Turkish invasion have materialised amid reports of an airstrike by Ankara.

Turkish combat aircraft carried out an airstrike against a Kurdish and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military base in Syria's Hasakah province, local media reports.

It came after US President Donald Trump defended a decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria, saying it was too costly to keep supporting US allied, Kurdish-led forces in the region fighting Islamic State militants.

Passenger dead, teen critical in separate rollovers

  Passenger dead, teen critical in separate rollovers Ten people were injured in two separate crashes on Saturday afternoon.An 80-year-old Foreshores man died after the car he was a passenger in rolled on Turkey Beach Road, south of Gladstone, on Saturday afternoon.

Turkish Air forces carried out airstrikes near Semalka border crossing. A US official told Reuters: US military withdrawal from Syria will be limited to "safe zone" near the Turkish border. Turkey 's Erdogan says US troops have started withdrawing from northern Syria after phone call with Trump.

Turkish -backed Syrian fighters participate in a training maneuver using an armored vehicle provided by the Turkish army, near the town of Tal Hajar in Aleppo's province, a few kilometers from areas controlled by a Kurdish-led coalition, on Jan.

https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1181283647028174850?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Turkey has long argued for the establishment of a 32km "safe zone" along the border, under Turkish control, driving back the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which is the dominant force in the SDF alliance and which Ankara considers a terrorist organisation and a threat to its national security.

The US armed and trained Kurdish fighters and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to defeat Islamic State forces in northern Syria.

The uncertain security situation looks bad news for the Australian family members of Islamic State fighters who have been held in Syrian detention camps.

The federal government has rejected calls for them to be repatriated, saying the risk of violence puts diplomatic officials at too much risk.

Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid outrcry from Kurdish allies

  Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid outrcry from Kurdish allies "The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so," Trump said as Turkey prepares an assault in the region.Graham phoned into "Fox & Friends," which Trump is known to watch regularly, to express his displeasure at the "impulsive decision by the president," calling it "short-sighted and irresponsible." He said the move has "undone all the gains we've made" and "thrown the region into further chaos.

US Forces carried out an airstrike on an Afghan government militia after an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan sources have told AFP, killing as many as 13 fighters. The incident occurred Thursday as US soldiers were patrolling in the Islamic State -stronghold of Achin in Nangarhar.

WASHINGTON — President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops from Syria, bringing a sudden end to a military campaign that largely vanquished the Islamic State but ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran.

The Trump administration's move to withdraw US forces runs counter to the positions of even some of the president's top allies in his own party.

"It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home," Trump tweeted.

"Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out."

However, Trump later threatened to destroy the Turkish economy if Ankara takes steps which are "off limits."

a group of people wearing costumes: Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operation in their areas in Al-Qahtaniya, Syria.© AP Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces march during a demonstration against possible Turkish military operation in their areas in Al-Qahtaniya, Syria.

"As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I've done before!)" Trump posted on Twitter.

The Pentagon then clarified that it is not endorsing a Turkish invasion.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the move before leaving on a two-day official visit to Serbia.

But the SDF accused Washington of reneging on an ally which spearheaded the fight against Islamic State in Syria, and warned that it would have a "great negative" impact on the war against the jihadists.

With AAP

Turkey threatens to send millions of Syrian refugees to EU .
The Turkish president has threatened to "open the gates" and let Syrian refugees flood into Europe, if the EU condemns his regime's advance into Syria as an "invasion".Turkey has stepped up its ground and air offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, forcing thousands to flee.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 2
This is interesting!