U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeastern Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the area.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING TO SAY THAT THE CIVILIAN PROTESTERS WERE THROWING 'POTATOES' AND NOT 'STONES' U.S. troops crossed into Iraq on Monday (October 21) as part of a withdrawal from Syria that was ordered by President Donald Trump - a move that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the area.
Some Syrian civilians threw potatoes and shouted abuse at a convoy as they headed towards the border.
Nearly 1,000 soldiers are leaving the northeast of the country to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Though on Monday the Pentagon said it was looking into keeping some U.S. troops there, to ensure that oil fields did not fall into the hand of Islamic State or others.
Last week Turkey agreed to pause its offensive for five days under a deal agreed between Washington and Ankara to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a 'safe zone' Turkey aims to establish near its border with Syria The truce expires late on Tuesday (October 22).
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Turkey will resume its military assault in Syria when the deadline expires if the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have not pulled back from the proposed 'safe zone'.
A witness in the region said Turkish forces had begun establishing two of a dozen planned observation posts in the area - drawing criticism from Iran.
An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said the issues should be resolved by ''diplomatic means'' and that Syria's integrity ''should be respected.'' Trump's decision to withdraw troops was criticized in Washington and beyond as a betrayal of Kurdish allies who had fought for years alongside U.S. troops against Islamic State.
Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party. The warrants are in relation to violent protests from 2014 against the siege by Islamic State of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. Adam Reed reports
For years the desperate migrants who boarded small boats on Lebanon's northern coast were mostly Syrians or Palestinians. But with Lebanon in freefall, it's citizens have started joining the ranks of those fleeing for Europe. Joe Davies reports.
[NFA] Two political scientists who tuned in for the first U.S. presidential debate described the frustrating ordeal of trying to make sense of a showdown dominated by interruptions and insults. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump's record on the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare, and the economy in a chaotic and bad-tempered first debate marked by personal insults and Trump's repeated interruptions. Gloria Tso reports.
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have bitterly clashed in their first 2020 presidential debate, during which they traded insults and personal attacks.
The US president repeatedly talked over the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, and former Vice President Biden, who told him to “shut up”.
Topics included the Supreme Court, Covid-19, race and violence in US cities, the economy, the integrity of the election and the candidates’ personal finances. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Amsterdam-based think tank, European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) hosted a Webinar titled, 'Rise of ISIS in South Asia', on the sidelines of the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. A panel of scholars, policy analysts and researchers in the field of terrorism and South Asian politics deliberated upon the origins of the Islamic State of Khorasan province, its main areas of operation and assessed its number of fighters mostly belonging to Pakistani origin.
The navies of Turkey and Greece are both at sea and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are blaming each other for the worsening relations.View on euronews
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 01:59Published
BARISHA, SYRIA — According to U.S. President Donald Trump, eight helicopters carrying U.S. troops flew towards ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound in the Syrian village of Barisha on Saturday..