Birusk Hasaka, a spokesman for the KurdishYPG militia in Afrin, toldReuters that Turkish bombardment hit a village in the northwest of the region, near the Turkish border. Ankara considers the YPG to be an arm of the PKK, a banned group that has waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey.
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with senior Turkish officials amid rising tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
"We have always been clear with Turkey that the weapons provided to the Syrian Democratic Forces would be limited, mission-specific, and provided on an incremental basis to achieve military objectives only", Tillerson said at a press briefing with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. "After the people's protection Units leave it, we together with the United States can take joint steps based on trust", said Cavusoglu.
"We have never given heavy arms to the YPG so there is none to take back", Tillerson said.
Relations have spiraled to a breaking point after the failed coup in Turkey in 2016, when Erdogan accused the US of complicity with coup plotters. "We reached an agreement and an understanding", he said.
On Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released a report accusing Turkish forces of a chemical weapon attack in Afrin. Splitting with them may be harder for the United States than Turkey realizes. In recent months, the struggle has become increasingly internationalised, as the US-Turkish dispute illustrates.
But the sour state of bilateral relations deteriorated even more rapidly in the last month after Turkey launched an offensive against a Kurdish militia backed by the United States in northern Syria.
"The Turkish army possesses aircraft, tanks and missiles, and is using weapons banned by worldwide conventions like napalm and shells laced with chlorine", Reizan Hedu, from the Kurdish Self-Defense Forces, told Russia's RIA Novosti news agency on Saturday.
The army also said it was careful to not harm civilians and only targeted "terrorists" and their positions in the Afrin region.
Since the start of the operation, the PYD/PKK has targeted civilians in Turkey with some 100 cross-border attacks, leading to seven civilian deaths and 125 wounded.
The Kurdish-led groups are also controlling some oil-rich areas on the eastern bank of Euphrates River in northern Syria.
Ties were damaged after the failed coup of 2016 with Turkey stung by a perceived lack of U.S. solidarity and angered by Washington's refusal to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Pennsylvania-based cleric blamed for ordering the putsch.
Meanwhile, Ankara will not backdown on its determination to eliminate what Turkey perceives as a Kurdish threat in northern Syria, as it fears any separatist sentiment could inspire the 14 million Kurds inside Turkey, he noted.
ABLV said in a statement in response on Tuesday that FinCen had referred to unfounded and misleading information about the bank. It did not comment on the investigation directly, although noted it has a "zero tolerance policy" on corruption.
The second wish, he said, concerned young people, adding that they needed to be accompanied with trust and patience. Scicluna and Cruz will meet on Saturday morning in a church in NY , the Chilean victim told Radio Cooperativa.
Officials of the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation expanded their search operation on properties linked to the accused. Kudrat Sheikh, the lawyer of Manoj Kharat said that the latter has no role in the said case and was coerced to work.
The U.S. spent the rest of the second period unable to convert on a delayed-penalty chance and a couple of power plays. USA head coach Tony Granato was so infuriated that he refused to shake hands with his Russian counterpart Oleg Znarok.
Tempers raged on the flight and the pilot reported "passengers on the rampage", after making the decision to land the plane. This soon resulted in a heated argument as passengers began complaining and eventually a fight broke out.
And it's finally time for the silver screen's biggest stars to descend on London for the 71st British Academy Film Awards . Kensington Palace declined to comment on Kate's decision to wear green instead of black in solidarity with other women.
And it probably stinks: "The dark spot material may be hydrogen sulfide, with the pungent smell of rotten eggs". Enormous dark storms on Neptune were first detected in 1989 by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft.
One person wrote, "it was the strangest, saddest, and the worst concert" they had ever attended. "People are sick. A couple songs in, he went into a conversation with the crowd about how much we loved him (or not).
Joyce warned that any pressure on the Nationals to dump him "locks people in as they lock-in behind the leader". Mr Joyce returned fire a day later, describing Mr Turnbull's comments as "inept", "unnecessary" and "hurtful".
Imran Ali is sentenced to death on four counts but Zainab's mother deems this as insufficient for the crimes he committed. He did not say how Imran's execution would be carried out, but many Pakistanis have demanded he be publicly hanged.
The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said. It has been the scene of an Islamist insurgency following separatist wars in the neighbouring Chechnya.
He had offered them $US2000 (£1,425) to fly to NY for the weekend where he told them they would model and feature in music videos. Miracle noticed the ticket from Sacramento to NY was purchased online, and the credit card had a different name.
One somewhat stomach-churning possibility being bandied about: animals that were put down somehow ended up in the pet food. Thanks to ABC7′s findings, the FDA may finally start to do something to prevent pentobarbital from ending up in pet food.
On Twitter, which is blocked in China, Tibetans overseas noted that photos and posts about the fire were quickly being censored. The site is also known to be politically sensitive, as the Chinese government continues its crackdown on Tibetan Buddhists.
According to the Interior Minister of Mexico, Alfonso Navarrete, the aircraft's pilot lost control while landing. Oaxaca prosecutor's office stated that fourteen people including a six-month-old baby were killed in the crash.
Iranian airlines have an aging fleet due to ongoing sanctions on the country, struggling to obtain spare and replacement parts. It's also too risky to send helicopters, but a drone will be flown to the area, Red Crescent Society officials said .
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "Bank frauds are tumbling out of the closet faster than you can say Jack Robinson". Nirav Modi is one of India's richest people, with a personal wealth of $1.75bn, according to Forbes .
He said that despite dislocating his ankle, fracturing his tibia, and tearing ligaments, he should be back in 4-6 months. SC will need to channel the effort against Auburn if it hopes to make some noise down the stretch.
But suicide attacks and raids persist, with civilians in hard-to-reach rural areas and outlying towns at risk. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them.