President Vladimir Putin promptly called his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to express regrets over the friendly fire incident. An official in a military alliance fighting in support of the Syrian government confirmed a clash had taken place.
Western-backed Syrian forces should isolate Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria "by the spring" before an offensive on the city itself, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Saturday.
Islamic State is under attack from separate campaigns in northern Syria by Russian-backed government forces and Turkey-backed rebels.
The Turkish-led forces entered al-Bab from the northwest, seizing control of several neighbourhoods.
The Turkish president promised that the forces would leave Syria once the region had been cleared of both Daesh terrorists and fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), whom Ankara sees as a hostile force. One of them said the government forces had moved towards their positions in tanks.
ISIL terrorists have executed at least 40 civilians in the Syrian northern town of al-Bab right after being captured, Al Mayadeen broadcaster reported.
Erdogan stressed that Turkey's incursion will not end with al-Bab, "which is not our final target". It is now up to Turkey, Russia and Iran to demonstrate whether they can mediate a stable outcome for the town, or whether the front will dissolve into open warfare. "Our forces entered the centre" with Syrian rebels, Erdogan told journalists in Istanbul before leaving for a tour of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
During the bowl campaign previous year , state police handed out over 4,686 tickets and arrested 92 people for impaired driving. First-time DUI offenders can be punished with up to one year in jail, license suspension and steep fines.
Adjusted earnings for the quarter rose to $4.15 billion or $1.41 per share from $2.27 billion or $0.79 per share a year ago . In December, Facebook saw an average of 1.23 billion daily active users (DAUs ) - an increase of 18% year-over-year.
IT majors such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Tech Mahindra traded deep in the red. And there are reports that President Donald Trump may sign a new executive order turning the proposals into law.
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Gaga has not been nominated for any category this year as her album, Joanne , released after the Grammy deadline. Beyonce , who recently revealed she is pregnant with twins, is also expected to perform.
One of the keys was to force Oklahoma City to execute in the halfcourt, an area where they are not almost as effective. Durant insisted that he's prepared for whatever reaction greets him at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Equities research analysts predict that Marathon Petroleum Corporation will post $1.96 EPS for the current fiscal year. The company had revenue of $17284.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $16000.00 million.
Below, a goofily narrated video from last Thursday, January 26, and further below, video shot yesterday by Big Island Video News . Kilauea has been erupting for 30 years and is believed to have formed anywhere between 300,000-600,000 years ago.
Sutopo also said more heavy rain is possible in the coming days, which could mean additional landslides and flooding. Earlier, 12 people were killed in landslides that wiped out several homes in three mountain villages.
Vaughn Correctional Center in the town of Smyrna, about 40 miles (64 km) south of Wilmington, was locked down between 10:30 a.m. Hicks did not comment on who is being held hostage but The Associated Press reported that prison guards were taken hostage.
Israel legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land
The bill retroactively gives the Israeli government's blessing to settlements originally constructed without government approval. Since the Clinton administration, this has also included backing for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
GoPro shares plummet after ugly earnings report
The Karma finally went back on sale Wednesday, but wasn't around for the crucial holiday shopping season. To be fair, it's hard to measure how much that missed marketing opportunity hurt sales.
USA services sector rebounds in January
A PMI reading above 50 indicates an expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below that points to a contraction. Markit say that the Jan numbers still show positive signs and could put the United Kingdom on course for 0.5% growth in Q1.
Jeff Sessions isn't the attorney general we need
If he clears committee, the Senate could confirm him and allow him to take over the Justice Department by week's end. Patrick Leahy , a veteran Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, focused more of his attacks on Trump than Sessions.