Turkish Troops Killed As Helicopter Downed: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

Tehran Steps Up Pressure on Ankara Over Syrian Operation

Tehran Steps Up Pressure on Ankara Over Syrian Operation

Diplomacy is making no progress toward ending a war, now approaching its eighth year, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced half the pre-war Syrian population of 23 million from their homes.

Nebenzia said it was also "regrettable" that the Security Council wouldn't support a statement that Russian Federation sought Wednesday following an attack in Damascus that damaged its trade mission. Assad's Russian-backed regime has repeatedly been accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the use of chemical weapons against civilians, throughout the country's almost seven-year war.

"We are yet again appalled by the recent reports of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons and the escalation of bombings that has resulted in dozens of civilian deaths in the last 48 hours".

The official state news agency SANA said the local fighters were battling IS militants and the USA -backed SDF in the area.

Israeli officials claimed they had launched the strikes after an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace. Russian Federation effectively controls the skies over the region.

Seven YPG fighters and two civilians died in the strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The U.S. said Russian Federation must use its influence over Bashar al-Assad's forces to ensure Syria immediately allows United Nations aid to reach vulnerable civilians.

An airstrike Friday on the village of Hass in Idlib province killed at least 14 people, according to the Observatory and other opposition activists.

Ankara launched a military campaign in neighbouring Syria in a bid to oust ISIL from the border region.

The U.S. airstrike coincides with escalating violence in Syria.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry also doubled down, calling the US strikes "new aggression that poses a war crime and a crime against humanity".

Earlier in January, the US-led coalition announced that it would help create the 30,000-strong BSF, half of which would be made up of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance.

The Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, said the 35 casualties were spread throughout a number of towns in the eastern Ghouta area, which is devastated by a combination of artillery and airstrikes.

Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, has been carrying out a military offensive to clear a US -backed Kurdish militia from in a northwestern border town, increasing tensions between Washington and Ankara.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed suggestions that the US military was stumbling into Syria's broader conflict.

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a crash of the military helicopter, the Turkish General Staff said on Saturday.

Yesterday at 9:50 a.m. Damascus time, the Mishmeshan Primary Health Center in Idlib was attacked, destroying it completely, and putting it out of service.

Council diplomats were expected to discuss the text on Monday.

Syrian Kurdish fighters and Syrian state media say Turkish forces shelled a primary school and a water treatment and pumping plant in Syria's northern Afrin region. As the US tries to keep the focus on the fight against ISIS - which has been routed out of its former Syrian strongholds - tensions are growing between Kurdish and Turkish forces, both of which are allied with the Americans.

SANA called it an "aggression". After two days of discussions, the congress, brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey, reaffirmed its full commitment to the "sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity" of Syria.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a TV address: "One of our helicopters was downed just recently". It is also unclear where the incident took place. It added that 60,000 people have fled their homes leading to a humanitarian crisis, and called on worldwide aid organizations to help people in Afrin.

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