tinyfav.com
tinyfav.com February 20, 2018


Fresh regime air strikes kill 18 in Syria enclave: monitor

08 February 2018, 01:15 | Myrtle Vega

A man carries a child as he flees from reported Syrian air strikes in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

A man carries a child as he flees from reported Syrian air strikes in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

CNN could not independently verify these claims or videos.

The UN's International Commission of Inquiry on Syria condemned the attacks, which cause collateral damage among the very people the government of Syria swore to protect.

The US said there was "obvious evidence" of recent chlorine gas attacks, including in eastern Ghouta. Russia, Iran and the European Union remain adamantly opposed to US President Donald Trump's efforts to "fix" a deal which he insists is "deeply flawed", both in terms of preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon as well as countering its ongoing ballistic missile tests.

Turkish foreign minister added that "one of the main goals of the United States in the region is to influence Iran's and Turkey's growing friendships", adding that the two countries must continue to work on resolving regional problems, especially in Syria together.

Meanwhile, Turkey dispatched a large military convoy deep inside rebel-held territory to establish an observation post at Tel al-Eiss, close to the front line with government forces, according to activists who filmed the convoy's movements.

At least 80 people were killed on Tuesday in government air and artillery strikes on besieged areas of the capital Damascus.

Two children and a woman were killed in the town of Saqba, the war monitor said. The monitoring group did not mention allegations of chlorine use in Tuesday's attacks.

The Syrian army on Wednesday said it intercepted an Israeli missile attack on a military outpost near Damascus, Agence France-Presse reported.

A Syrian man searches for people in a fire following regime air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma
A Syrian man searches for people in a fire following regime air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma

The latest surge in violence began in late December and coincides with the winding down of the fight against the Islamic State in eastern Syrian, which freed up thousands of Syrian government forces to take on rebels and al-Qaida-allied fighters in their last few enclaves elsewhere in the country.

The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered Syrian opposition areas, killing more than 28 people around the country and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province.

"Right now the military role is clearly defined and right now that's to support the SDF", said Jarrard, who gathered with other American troops and commanders at the Manbij outpost.

"We implore the global community to speak with one voice, taking every opportunity to publicly pressure the Assad regime, and its supporters, to cease its use of chemical weapons and hold those responsible accountable for these brutal attacks".

Ambassador Haley also made remarks condemning a Russian draft resolution at the U.N. Security Council meant to address the chemical weapons issue. Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia fired back, accusing the United States and the United Kingdom of "slandering" Russia and "spreading a mountain of lies". "However, this desire [of the U.S.] will not be fulfilled".

Over the weekend rebels shot down a Russian jetfighter over the province and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected.

Turkey began deploying forces in an observer role to the rebel-held Idlib in October as part of a "de-escalation" agreement with Iran and Russian Federation to stabilize the lines of conflict in the war-torn country.

Matt Patricia Officially Introduced As Head Coach
Patricia comes on board after the Lions fired former Coach Jim Caldwell on New Year's Day. In fact, he was announced as the Lions new head coach in a press conference on Wednesday.

Chiefs agree to trade QB Smith to Redskins
Cousins could also delay signing the tag for months, meaning the quarterback could tie up the Redskins' cap space in free agency. But in order for Washington to trade Cousins, he would first have to sign the franchise tag tender.

NZ knocked out of Sevens by Fiji
Fiji then beat South Africa 24-17 in the decider, while the hosts went down 8-7 to Australia in the bronze medal playoff . England beat Russian Federation 47-0 and Papua New Guinea 27-0 before falling to South Africa in the pool decider.



Other News

Trending Now

Ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team falls 1-0 at Ohio State
Snyder needed a major-decision win to forge a 19-19 tie, which would have given OSU the win based on total points criteria. He has scored in double figures in 12 of the last 13 games. "He's going to be a first-round draft pick", Underwood said.

Pakistan Government Behind my House Arrest, Says JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed
He said the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir dispute. Kashmiris considered themselves Pakistani and wanted to live under the Pakistani flag, he added.

TDP Leaders Meet Rajnath Singh Amid Strain In Ties
According to a party MP, TDP leaders were in favour of snapping ties with the BJP-led NDA, but Naidu overruled them. The TDP leader, however, denied it and said that no such communication has been made.

COAS attends funeral prayers of martyred security personnel in Peshawar
The suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up in a ground where the security personnel were playing volleyball. The attacker had targetted the sports area of the armed forces' unit in the Shareefabad area of the tehsil.

USA 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland
The United States, a close North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of Poland , expressed disappointment at Duda's decision. And among Poles were a nourishing number who helped Jews and opposed tremendous resistance to regime of third Reich.

Iranian women protesting headscarves detained
Photos of the protests made the rounds on social media, showing women standing atop utility boxes, hijabs dangling from sticks. Social media has been flooded with the images and videos of the demonstration. "We're just giving them a platform".

Roman Abramovic wants £7m manager to replace Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Sarri has an €8m release clause in his contract with league leaders, and Abramovich is more than willing to pay that to bring the 59-year-old to the Premier League .

Drake Gives Miami Student $50000 Scholarship
The music producer also teamed up with Migos in the group's song "Deadz" and Kendrick Lamar for his track "GOD". On his Instagram, Drake posted a picture of himself on the water with the caption: " Miami thank you ".

Israeli soliders fatally shoot Palestinian teen in West Bank
He said that another policy guideline of the government is to strengthen settlement. Rabbi Raziel Shevah was shot dead near Havat Gilad, where he lived, on January 9.

China accuses United States of 'cold war mentality' over nuke policy
Chinese defense ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang criticized the US Nuclear Posture Review in a statement released on Sunday. The NPR asserts that production of low-yield nukes would enhance the credibility of the American nuclear arsenal.