Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday Turkey will not allow the safe zone process it is working on with the Untied States to be delayed, and suffer the same fate as an agreement on the Syrian town of Manbij.
The database includes former Isis commander Isma'il Firas al-Abbar, who is now a brigade leader in the FSA operating in Afrin and former Isis fighter Basil Nayef al-Shehab, now a commander in the Sultan Murad division, which receives military equipment and training from Turkey.
Syria on Thursday lashed out at USA and Turkey over a deal to establish so-called "safe zone" in northern Syria, stressing that such agreement constitutes "blatant aggression" against the country's sovereignty. Their statements followed three days of talks between military delegations and months of stalemate over how far the safe zone should extend into Syria and who should command forces patrolling it.
Turkey has for weeks been pressing to establish a 30-40km deep zone within Syria, seeking the removal of the YPG from the area and the destruction of their tunnels and fortifications.
Turkey has threatened to attack this part of Syria to push back the USA -allied Syrian Kurdish forces. American troops are stationed in northeast Syria, along with the Kurdish forces, and have fought the Islamic State group together.
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Damascus said Thursday it rejects a U.S.
Speaking during a joint news conference in Ankara with his Ukrainian counterpart, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that talks with the United States had progressed in a "really positive" direction. Akar has also said, however, that the American officials' views were "moving closer" to Turkey's.
Turkey has the highest number of Syrian refugees in the world at more than 3.6 million, and has faced increasing pressure domestically to speed up repatriations to peaceful parts of Syria. The government resumed its offensive Monday, accusing the insurgents of violating terms of a revived truce.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, confirmed that Arbaeen was taken, adding that "regime forces are at the gates" of Kfar Zeita.
The rebel-held bastion of Idlib, the last major opposition stronghold in Syria, is now home to about three million people. Kfar Zeita and the nearby town of Latamneh appear to be the main targets of the latest government offensive.
State news agency SANA also reported the bombing, saying it killed several people, including children.