Military history by country
US President Donald Trump said today that Kurdish-led forces in Northeast Syria could release detained fighters from the ISIL group to force the US to return its troops to the area, BTA reported.
Turkey's operation in Syria has raised concerns that ISIL fighters detained by Kurdish-led US allies may flee and rebuild the group. It is claimed that many fighters have already escaped.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces coalition, which controls northeastern Syria, said a Turkish air strike had hit a jail holding jihadists, Reuters reported.
"One of the prisons that ISIS detainees (are) held in was struck by Turkish airstrike," the Kurdish-Arab coalition told Twitter in no further detail.
The United Nations is expected on Wednesday to issue its response to an appeal by the Republic of Cyprus against Turkish threats to settle Varosha, the fenced off part of Famagusta.
According to Kathimerini's Cyprus edition, the UN Security Council (UNSC) is expected to issue a written statement reiterating resolutions 550 and 789 on Famagusta.
US will not support Turkish operation in northern Syria, the White House said. US troops will not participate in Turkey's military operation in northern Syria, according to a White House press release after a telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Erdogan.
At least 12 people have been killed in anti-government protests across Iraq which began earlier this week, hospital sources said on Oct. 3.
The Saudi-led coalition launched a military operation north of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah against what it described as "legitimate military targets", Saudi state TV Al Ekhbariya informs, as Reuters reports.
The coalition said it had called on civilians to stay away from the area and said the operation was carried out in accordance with humanitarian law.