Terrorists and allied militants withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria on Tuesday as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the terrorist-run Idlib region, a war monitor said.
US special envoy to “peace talks” with Afghan Taliban militants says they have vowed not to let future Afghanistan be turned into terrorists' hotbed, an ostensibly awkward pledge from a group whose terror attacks ceaselessly kill both civilians and government troops across the militant-infested country.
Turkish security forces have “neutralized” several terrorists, mostly those of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group, during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s Kurdish-populated eastern province of Tunceli.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) staged a multipronged offensive on terrorist positions along the Iranian border with Iraq’s northern semiautonomous Kurdistan Region, inflicting heavy losses on them.
The Kremlin has rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s criticism of Russian and Syrian military action in Syria’s Idlib province, saying their military forces were targeting foreign-backed “terrorists” in their last stronghold and that the Takfiri militants were using the northwestern region as a base to launch attacks against civilian and military targets.
Russia’s military says during the past month it has repelled 12 drone and rocket attacks by terrorists based in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib against a Russian airbase and Syrian positions in Latakia.
Tajikistan’s Foreign Ministry says more than 80 children have arrived in the Central Asian country from Iraq, where their parents are being held over membership in the terrorist group of Daesh and other militant outfits.