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Turkey starting "serious operation" in Idlib says Erdogan

Turkey starting "serious operation" in Idlib says Erdogan

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT, Oct 7 (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday "a serious operation" was beginning in Syria's Idlib and a Syrian rebel official said his group was preparing to enter the area with the backing of Turkish forces. Idlib and surrounding areas of northwest Syria are among the largest bastions for rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but have increasingly fallen under the sway of jihadist insurgent factions. "Today there's a serious operation in Idlib and it will continue, because we have to extend a hand to our brothers in Idlib and to our brothers who arrived in Idlib," Erdogan said. "Now this step has been taken, and it is underway," he said, adding that Turkish forces were not yet involved at that it was a rebel operation so far. Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in the Euphrates Shield campaign that Ankara launched in northern Syria last year are ready to cross into northwest Syria from Turkey, Mustafa Sejari, a senior official in the Liwa al-Mutasem group said. "The Free Syrian Army with support from Turkish troops is in full readiness to enter the area but until this moment there is no movement," he said. Erdogan said last month that Turkey would deploy troops in Syria's northwest Idlib province as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia in August. Another FSA rebel in the Euphrates Shield campaign told Reuters he believed an incursion into northwest Syria was imminent. The Hamza Brigade, also part of Euphrates Shield, posted video online of what it said was a convoy of its forces heading for Idlib. Residents near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey in Syria sent Reuters photographs of what they said was a section of the frontier wall being removed by the Turkish authorities. REUTERS SDR 1517

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Europe observes a 400 % increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous yr

Europe observes a 400 % increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous yr

20 Feb 2018 | 3:01 PM

Copenhagen, Feb 20 (UNI) Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region affecting 21,315 people and causing 35 deaths in 2017, following a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016.

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Khaleda committed crime by embezzling Trust fund: Court

Khaleda committed crime by embezzling Trust fund: Court

20 Feb 2018 | 2:55 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman Dhaka, Feb 20 ( UNI) Khaleda Zia and the others convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case had committed state financial crimes by embezzling government funds meant for orphans, the court has said in its verdict.

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Unified left to find alternative name

Unified left to find alternative name

20 Feb 2018 | 2:54 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (UNI) CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Centre, on their unification, will have to find a name other than Nepal Communist Party (NCP) - the name that was decided upon in the seven point agreement signed by the two parties.

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'China committed to cooperate with Unified Left party'

'China committed to cooperate with Unified Left party'

20 Feb 2018 | 2:51 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (UNI) Chinese Communist Party Foreign Department Vice Minister Guo Yejhau has said that the Chinese Government was committed to cooperate with the to be unified communist party of Nepal, a report in The Himalayan Times said on Tuesday.

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Time has come to take Nepal towards prosperity: PM Oli

Time has come to take Nepal towards prosperity: PM Oli

20 Feb 2018 | 2:47 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (UNI) Newly appointed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a historic opportunity to achieve the gold of building a prosperous and happy Nepal has started.

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