Turkey's military said Turkish-made ATAK helicopters struck a region in western Afrin, killing nine "terrorists".
Turkish-led Syrian opposition fighters have advanced steadily since January 20 when they launched an assault on Afrin, controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).
The YPG has been a key component of a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance that has been fighting the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.
Speaking on Alhurrah, a US based Arabic language TV channel, Lieutenant Adrian Galloway said that the Afrin operation is hindering the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL).
Three Kurdish fighters were also killed in the strikes late Thursday on the village of Jamma in the enclave on the Turkish border, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
More than 580 people have reportedly been killed in the rebel-held enclave near Damascus since the government and its allies intensified bombardment on 18 February.
Shortly after, it issued a second statement in which it announced that three more soldiers had been killed as well as six wounded, without giving details of the circumstances.
According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said his country's forces had captured the town of Rajo from militants.
Damascus, backed by Russian Federation and Iran, has been waging one of the deadliest offensives of the war in eastern Ghouta, killing hundreds of people in a fierce air and artillery bombardment over the last two weeks.
State-run al-Ikhbariya TV said rebels shelled a crossing point to Ghouta in order to prevent people from leaving.
The U.N. Security Council resolution demands all parties "cease hostilities without delay ... for a durable humanitarian pause for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria". While the relentless bombing has somewhat subsided in eastern Ghouta, home to about 400,000 civilians, the Syrian government's push to squeeze the insurgents out of the region continued.
I understand why people say (he should switch to wide receiver) because they've seen guys convert that are special athletes". Good for him, then, for explaining why he has a lawyer and his mom as his manager, but no agent.
"During the legal timeframe - 48 hours - (police) checked and searched for facts needed for an indictment. Mr Roberti suggested the group may have killed the journalist as "there was no other way to silence" him.
Worries about the possibility of much higher interest rates have been at the centre of the market's troubles over the last month. The S&P 500 trimmed its loss as the day went on, and it was down 7 points, or 0.3 per cent, at 2,670, as of 1:40 p.m.
Nebraska's players said they weren't overwhelmed by the moment. "And the place was all jacked up and they were ready to roll". And that's all it was. "As of late, teams have been trying to switch out their defenses against us", Abdur-Rahkman said.
Witnesses told The Associated Press that they saw five attackers in a pickup truck heading toward the French Embassy. Responsibility was claimed by a group called Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
John's father went to her Wake home after learning from his daughter's coworkers that she never made it to work, Maj. John, the Middlesex mom who went missing on Tuesday morning, was found dead in a forest clearing near her residence.
The newbie in Sports Entertainment Ronda will also feature in wrestling's biggest spectacle after her successful contract signing. Rousey was part of a cameo with Dwayne " The Rock " Johnson and left McMahon a little worse for wear after a brief altercation.
So we capitulate to the fear they create in our psyches, and fall for their twisting of the Second Amendment's meaning. Almost 2,000 of the total injuries involved children under 18 years of age, according to the U.S.
In a statement to ET on Saturday, John addressed the incident, accusing the man of being "rude" and "disruptive". John had invited members of the crowd on stage to enjoy an up-close view of the mega-star playing the piano.
This game will make friendships and basically play out your life and also give a feel like you were in the actual story. The game is coming to both Google Play and the iOS App Store, and Google Play users can pre-register for the game now.
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency reported more than 65,000 power outages were reported across the state Friday morning. Use extra caution.Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates.
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But Smith hasn't been himself this season. "I have an idea of what I want to say, but I'm not going to say it", he said". James is close with both Smith and Jones, but he refused to get dragged into their food feud.
The Metropolitan Police Department will lead an investigation into the shooting with the support of the Secret Service. Ford, who tried to scale the White House fence past year , was carrying a pistol without a license, according to cops.
I want to win trophies. "I'm really happy, we had a great attitude too", Jose Mourinho told reporters after the crucial win. United paid £75m to sign Lukaku from Everton in last summer's transfer window. "I made the right choice for me", he said.
Sources say that the Japanese gaming firm is focusing more on releasing new peripherals and accessories for the Nintendo Switch . Other peripherals are thought to be in the works that attach via the USB Type-C port and/or include network-related features.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. said this week it would no longer sell assault-style rifles in its Field & Stream stores. Mountain Equipment Co-op, known as MEC, said in a statement that it will stop carrying Vista Outdoor products.
In a statement , Walmart said: "In light of recent events, we've taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales". In announcing the change in policy, the company said it had processes in place to make sure it was applied for online sales.
Michelle Shaffer, 45, of the coastal MA town of Hull, lost her appliances beneath 5 feet of water during the last big storm. The National Weather Service said winds are expected to increase drastically during the day, peaking in Friday afternoon.
Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., cleared 7 feet, 6 inches on his third and final attempt for his placement. Next on the agenda - or so she thought - was a flight, which later switched to a train as conditions worsened.
Open and can be special, 18 holes between two players makes for poor viewing and often a letdown from the mania of Sunday. Open, however, as the USGA is also instituting this system across the women's and senior's tours.
He added: "And we are supporters of the 2nd Amendment, just as we embrace the entire Constitution of the United States". Meanwhile, MetLife, Hertz and others have joined Delta in ending business ties with the NRA.
This week marks the official return of Formula 1 with pre-season testing kicking off today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. We will never race in this circumstance, and the only thing you do is risk the vehicle .
According to TMZ , the rapper may have suffered a heart attack which manifested itself as respiratory issues early Thursday. Another source claims that the issue was heart-related, but a family member denied that he was even taken to the hospital.