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A US -allied militia in northern Syria said on Thursday it had agreed to hand over villages on the front line with Turkey-backed rebels to Syrian government control under an agreement with Russian Federation.
"Al-Bab is the symbol of what will be the new normal - larger powers fighting over the pieces of the carcass of IS's would-be caliphate", said analyst Nicholas Heras, a Middle East researcher at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based research organization.
Kurdish-led forces captured the northern town of Manbij from IS last August, prompting Turkey to deploy troops into northern Syria.
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Most analysts now expect the Fed to push rates higher by another 0.25 per cent in March, following the hike in December. Not this year, for sure, with the European Central Bank set to maintain its monetary stimulus programme.
It has led the Syrian Democratic Forces - mostly consisting of Kurdish fighters - to reportedly offer Manbij to the regime in a truce brokered by Moscow. The YPG has subsequently said it has withdrawn from Manbij.
Since it resumed its armed campaign in July 2015, the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA, and European Union - has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women and children.
Turkish officials say they want to oust the SDF from the nearby town of Manbij.
He also said the Russian move in the area didnít affect USA forces and the coalition run training camps near Manbij.
Turkey threatened Thursday to strike the Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they did not withdraw from Manbij. The views expressed in these articles are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Mint Press News editorial policy.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters this week that Turkish troops will continue assaulting Kurdish fighters in areas around Manbij. "We don't want our USA allies to maintain a relationship with a terrorist organization that targets us".
Paul blasted committee members for keeping a plan to repeal and replace the health care law out of public viewing. Many insurance providers have recently dropped out of ACA exchanges due to excessive coverage costs.
Representing the movie La La Land , John Legend will sing the songs " Audition (The Fools Who Dream )" and " City of Stars ". It feels like the Best Director prize could go either to Jenkins for Moonlight or Damien Chazelle for La La Land .
Chung appeared as Mulan on ABC's Once Upon a Time and is set to portray a recurring role on the upcoming season of Casual in Hulu. This would allow alternate versions of popular X-Men characters-maybe played by other actors-who aren't too big to do a TV show.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday promised that Iraqi forces would do all they could to keep civilians safe. As they pushed deeper from the outer edges of the city into more densely populated areas, resistance appeared to stiffen.
Headlining this past Sunday night's (Feb. 19) card was a heavyweight battle between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne . We're not sure what's worse - Browne getting knocked out or Lewis's stinging words for him afterwards.
A news release from the GBI said foul play was immediately suspected and a massive search was conducted. Before Duke's arrest, GBI interviewed more than 200 people without finding a single person of interest.
The movie also did well in the worldwide territory with $72 million after bringing in an estimated $21.5 million from 62 markets. Still building its box office take, The Lego Batman Movie earned an extra $19 million in its second week, nabbing second place.
She added to "Entertainment Tonight": "My oldest, 16, is not the man of the house [because] you have to have your own dreams. So, let the record show that while Oak may be an idiot - a description he's told me is apt - he is not a loser.
At one spot, Auckland's Town Hall, the words " Green Light " could be seen projected onto a wall with a green background. Lorde reportedly split from her photographer boyfriend James Lowe in late 2015 after almost three years together.
Charles was the entire Chiefs offense for a long period of time and it will be sad to see him donning a new uniform next season. Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Chiefs are working to make Berry the highest-paid safety in the NFL .
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He wonders if this suggests that something, perhaps solar winds are coming off the sun faster than the comet was moving. The answers to these questions can be obtained only through in-situ measurements of the solar wind down in the corona.
Pediatricians warn about dangers of pot use by kids
With regards to the effects of medical marijuana on children and teens, solid research is still lacking. However Ryan warned that today's marijuana is much more potent, and therefore potentially more risky.
Kim Jong-Nam Was Murdered Using A Nerve Agent
Malaysian police say two women are believed to have attacked Kim Jong Nam , using their bare hands to wipe his face with a liquid. He died en route the hospital. "We strongly believe it is a planned thing and that they have been trained to do that".
China sees chance of six-party talks with North Korea
Kim Jong Nam was estranged from his homeland and mostly lived in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory of Macau. The Trump administration sees combating North Korea as a potential area of cooperation with Beijing.
Scientists discover seven exoplanets the size of earth
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