ABC apologizes for video wrongly said to be from Syria
ABC apologizes for video wrongly said to be from Syria
Adams says the risk is too high for the 9News team to enter into Syria
16 October, 2019, 09:40
In addition to ISIS being rejuvenated, the incursion has interfered with American efforts to isolate Iranian forces in the region and stop them from bolstering Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, who has been sheltered by top Iranian commanders on the ground.
Syria's army earlier entered areas in the north-east. A resident inside the city toldReuters the Syrian troops were on its outskirts. Its former Kurdish allies immediately forged a new alliance with Assad's government, inviting the army into towns across their territory.
Turkish forces control the beginnings of a truncated zone roughly in the centre of the border about 100 kilometres long between the towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain.
The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces said over the weekend that at least nine civilians were "executed" as part of Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria, which began almost a week ago.
"We're planning to increase sanctions and other measures, many of which have been signaled to the administration, absent a resolution to this crisis", the official said. With teams of USA service members right along the border in Syria, they said, it was unlikely that Turkey would want to get into a war with the United States after their decades-long alliance in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. These sanctions are for Turkey'spurchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russian Federation and for the participation of Halkbank, a state run Turkish bank, in busting sanctions against Iran. Turkish and American officials had been in talks on the Halkbank case for at least a year.
A USA official says the approximately 1,000 US troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will reposition in Iraq, Kuwait and possibly Jordan.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a loyal Trump supporter who has nevertheless been highly critical of the president's troop withdrawal, said he would introduce a bill on Thursday to impose tougher sanctions on Turkey.
That changed last week after Trump's snap decision to withdraw troops, leaving Manbij open to Erdogan's designs. The Kurds were the top United States ally in the fight against ISIL in the region.
In another sign of fallout, auto giant Volkswagen said on Tuesday that it was postponing a decision on building a new factory in Turkey.
"I am fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey's economy if Turkish leaders continue down this risky and destructive path", Trump said.
It also calls on Trump to produce "a clear and specific plan for the enduring defeat" of ISIL.
The anti-terrorism situation in Syria is still grim, and the relevant military operations could lead to the fleeing of terrorists and the resurgence of the Islamic State, according to Geng.
In a Senate floor speech, McConnell said the situation created a power vacuum that could fuel the meddling influence of Russian Federation, and 'leaving northeastern Syria wide open Iran to extend reach unimpeded all the way from tehran to the door step of our friends in Israel.
Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces in the area - now in its seventh day - has upended the complex mix of ground-force alliances inside Syria, where civil war has gone on for almost a decade and the Islamic State terror group once held significant territory.
Turkish television audiences - far from the widespread USA and European criticism of Turkey's week-long incursion into northern Syria - watched helmet-cam video of their front-line troops raiding a prison emptied of its Islamic State militants.
Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on October 9 to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey's borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria's territorial integrity.
The SDF says the Turkish offensive has helped energize Islamic State sleeper cells, just a year after the "caliphate" was effectively dismantled. The Kurdish administration puts the number of displaced at 270,000. "The impact would probably be a lot more severe if sanctions are expanded to include Turkey's financial sector", Tuvey wrote in a research note. The show of force by the aircraft saw the Turkish-backed fighters disperse.
Erdogan said Ankara was giving the world a chance to bring peace to the region.
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