Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp...
Smoke rises near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
Ankara launched the assault against the Kurdish YPG militia after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew some U.S. troops from the border region. Ankara says the YPG is a terrorist group aligned with Kurdish militants waging an insurgency in Turkey.
The Kurdish-led forces have been the main regional ally of the United States against Islamic State in Syria.
In apparent reference to Turkish-backed rebels, the Kurdish-led administration said “mercenaries” attacked the camp where “Daesh elements” - a reference to Islamic State - in turn attacked camp guards and opened the gates.
“The guarding is very weak now,” he said, adding there were now just 60-70 security personnel at the camp compared with a normal level of no less than 700 in the camp of 12,000 people.
Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency said the rebels seized complete control of Suluk. But the SDF’s Qamishlo said SDF forces had repelled the attack and were still in control.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, known as the National Army, advanced into Ras al Ain on Saturday but by Sunday there were still conflicting reports on which side was prevailing in the town.
Erdogan has dismissed the growing international condemnation of the military operation, saying Turkey “will not stop it, no matter what anyone says”.
The Observatory said 104 SDF fighters, 76 Turkey-backed rebels and 52 civilians had been killed in the conflict.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a car bomb on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in the Kurdish-held area, where some IS militants fled from a jail.
The Syrian Observatory said Turkey-backed groups had killed nine civilians on the road, including Hervin Khalaf, co-chair of the secular Future Syria Party.Read more: Reuters Top News
The Turkish army does not harm civilians. We do not want terrorist pkk and pyd in our border that harm our country. The Syrian region belongs to the Syrian people. 6 million Syrians waiting to go to the territory + They are PKK terorıst Criminal Erdogan Where is NATO? Nothing substantive from them re:: Turkish invasion of N Syria. Think of the precedent it sets 1. Hitler Sudetenland 2. Putin Crimea 3. Erdogan Syria
Where’s Assad? Where’s the Syrian military? Hummm?Turkey can just do whatever they like? Bunch of BS!! Blame this disaster on Trump. Shame To Big Nations that Don't... See. They Are Silent, Blindfolded And Supportive To Turks. 😞
Islamic State Rears Its Head, Adding to Chaos as Turkey Battles KurdsCEYLANPINAR, Turkey -- The Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria raised new fears of a resurgence of the Islamic State on Friday, as five militants escaped from a Kurdish-run prison and the extremist group claimed responsibility for a bomb that exploded in the regional capital.As Joe made the sugar cookies; Susan decorated them.
This should not be happening! I hate Turkish nation and leaders Why don’t you report about the Turkish war crimes? And the US abandoning them around Kobane. Moments after that the Turks bombed it. All terrorists united for slaughtering indigenous people in Middle East for Putin and realDonaldTrump psychopath
Why no one talk about terrorist groups' occupy of Northern Syria?! plz stop killing of innocent and brave kurd
Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes KurdsCasualties mount as Turkey intensifies attack on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria , EU warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ terrorists are sinking, Turkish army is bombing🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🔥🔥🔥 Democrats wants to deploy USA troops!! The first Bush did this. Then Obama did it. Now Trump has done it.
Man found guilty in Florida State University professor’s murderIn 2016, Sigfredo “Tuto” Garcia and Katherine Magbanua were both charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation for murder. It's Florida. You can watch the entire trial online and decide for yourself. All of them should be guilty. The Adelson hired them. Yet, no charges against the rich white family. Only the brown folks are trial. Murder for hire.
California Becomes the First State in the Nation to Ban Fur SalesThe new law goes into effect in 2023.
California to become the first state to ban fur productsCalifornia's new law bars residents from selling or making clothing, shoes or handbags with fur starting in 2023. YAY!!!!!!!!! Does this include toupees and wigs made with human fur/hair? Just curious. California, state of Chaos, Democrats and illegal immigration. I certainly don't call that a sanctuary. Good luck California looks like your leaders have pillaged the people. Green New Deal got ya...
State senator files complaint against judge who jailed man for missing jury duty'Not qualified to make a fair and impartial decision,' is how Florida State Senator Bobby Powell described the judge who sentenced a 21-year-old man to 10 days in jail for missing jury duty. Judge should've given him a year. he'd learn to wake up before Bubba real quick And it wasn’t the first black man he’d punished either.