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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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Washington/Canberra, Sep 18 (UNI) Aspirin, the humble, round, white tablet, accredited with aiding healthy lifestyle and warding off fatal diseases like cancer and heart-related issues, has failed to impress the researchers, who found that daily low-dose of aspirin in healthy older adults, does not prolong a healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical disability).

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US refugee cap: UNHCR to 'keep away' from policy matters

18 Sep 2018 | 8:20 PM

Geneva, Sep 18 (UNI) The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Tuesday refused to comment on US President Donald Trump's proposed cut in refugee resettlement places, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

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Imran for citizenship to Bengali kids born in Pakistan

18 Sep 2018 | 4:53 PM

Islamabad, Sep 18 (UNI) Pakistan Premiere Imran Khan on Tuesday tabled a proposal before the Assembly, seeking recommendations from the Parliamentarians over granting citizenship to all Bengali and Afghan children born in Pakistan.

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1 child dies in world, in every 5 seconds: UN report

18 Sep 2018 | 4:02 PM

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Violence witnessed in teen years, likely to surface as trauma later

18 Sep 2018 | 3:57 PM

Ottawa, Sep 18 (UNI) Researchers from Canada have warned that students who witness violence at the age of 13 years in school, are at a greater risk of psycho-social and academic impairment at 15.

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