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10/15/2019 Reuters Erdogan says Syrian army attack killed one Turkish soldier in Manbij Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that an attack from the northern Syrian town of Manbij earlier in the day that killed one Turkish soldier was launched by Syrian government forces in the region. One Turkish soldier was killed and eight others were wounded in an attack from Manbij, which Turkey’s defence ministry had said was carried out by Kurdish fighters in the region. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-syria-security-turkey-erdogan/erdogan-says-syrian-army-attack-killed-one-turkish-soldier-in-manbij-idUKKBN1WU2W1?rpc=401&
10/15/2019 TaskandPurpose These Afghan and Iraqi interpreters faced 'life-threatening delays' to get their US visas. When Sakhidad started working as a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan at the age of 19, he hoped his "faithful and valuable" service would earn him a special U.S. immigrant visa and eventual U.S. citizenship. In 2011, after two years on the job, Sakhidad applied under a special visa program set up by the U.S. Congress to protect persecuted U.S. allies. https://taskandpurpose.com/afghan-iraqi-interpreters-court-rulings
10/15/2019 AP Eighty-five people killed in attacks targeting Afghan election, UN report says The UN released on Tuesday a special report that describes the severe toll of election-related violence on Afghanistan’s civilians, mainly from the Taliban’s campaign targeting its presidential election last month. Afghans voted on Sept. 28 despite the militants’ threats and violence. However, the polling was marred by widespread misconduct and accusations of fraud – as well as controversy over what appeared to be low turnout and claims from a lead contender, Abdullah Abdullah, that he had won the vote https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-eighty-five-people-killed-in-attacks-targeting-afghan-election-un/
10/15/2019 AfghanistanTimes 7 killed in army chopper crash Seven members of the Air Force were killed after their chopper crashed in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The chopper crashed after suffering technical problems in Hairatan area of the northern Balkh province on Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 pm local time. The chopper which took off from Shaheen Corps Headquarters was bounded to arrive in Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi Civil Airport. “It was a training flight” Haneef Rezaee, spokesman for army in northern Afghanistan said. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/7-killed-in-army-chopper-crash/
10/15/2019 AP Russia moves to fill void left by U.S. in Syria Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria, deploying troops Tuesday to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation from its Western allies of its invasion across the border. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/russia-moves-to-fill-void-left-by-u-s-in-syria
10/15/2019 BasNews UK Suspends Arms Sales to Turkey over Syria Offensive The UK has suspended arms sales to Turkey for items it suspects to be used by the Turkish army in the ongoing offensive in northeast Syria. “The UK government takes its arm export control responsibilities very seriously and in this case, of course, we will keep our defence exports to Turkey under very careful and continual review,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told MPs on Tuesday. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/world/553873
10/15/2019 CBS Turkey steps up Syria offensive against Kurds in spite of Trump's warnings Dismissing warnings from President Donald Trump and the imposition of economic sanctions, Turkey's leader has defended his attack on America's former Kurdish allies in northern Syria and insisted he will push on with the offensive until his government's "objectives have been achieved." Turkey considers the Kurdish militias who helped the U.S. defeat ISIS in Syria to be terrorists, and for years Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wanted to push them back from his southern border, deeper into Syrian territory. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/turkey-syria-offensive-kurds-erdogan-us-president-donald-trump-warning-sanctions-today-2019-10-15/
10/15/2019 AP US troops leaving Syria to move to Iraq, Kuwait A U.S. official says the approximately 1,000 U.S. troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will reposition in Iraq, Kuwait and possibly Jordan. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive planning for a U.S. pullout amid heavy fighting between Turkish and Syrian Kurdish forces. https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/us-troops-leaving-syria-to-move-to-iraq-kuwait-1.603122
10/14/2019 KP Mortar rounds land close to parliament building in Kabul, no casualties reported Three mortar rounds landed close to parliament building in Kabul city earlier today but caused no harm or damage. Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters confirmed that the mortar rounds landed close to the parliament building at around 10:15 am local time. The officials further added that the attack did not cause casualties or damages to the properties. No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. https://www.khaama.com/mortar-rounds-land-close-to-parliament-building-in-kabul-no-casualties-reported-04217/
10/14/2019 AfghanistanTimes 15 civilians killed in Badakhshan airstrike Residents in northern Badakhshan province on Monday claimed that at least 15 civilians were killed and 18 others, including children wounded in an airstrike conducted on Sunday afternoon in Warduj district of the province. However, local officials confirmed two people were killed and six other, all of them civilians were wounded in the incident. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/15-civilians-killed-in-badakhshan-airstrike/