Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who previously said Turkey is "not a hotel" for foreign Daesh members, says Ankara will start sending back foreign militants starting Monday.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's 65-year-old sister, known as Rasmiya Awad, was captured in a raid on Monday evening on a trailer container she was living in with her family near the town of Azaz in Aleppo province.
Syrian revolutionaries have been summarily abandoned by the Western world and were never given the benefit of the doubt. Why? Spoiler alert - it's because they're Arab.
"You have to eliminate the social dynamics underlying radicalisation. Turkey's secure regional plan is for exactly this goal," says Fahrettin Altun, the communications director for Turkish Presidency.
Partnering with Turkey’s enemy to defeat Daesh was a politically convenient workaround that has come back to haunt the US.
Tehran has long wielded a strong influence over the war-torn country and exploited it for its foreign policy gains.
Following two successful campaigns in Afrin and Jerablus, which saw Syrians returning home, Turkey has a blueprint for its third campaign to eliminate the threat of Daesh and the PKK/YPG.
The explosion happened near a local hospital in Cobanbey town. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Syrian regime and Russian forces have killed at least six civilians in northwestern Idlib province, according to a war monitor.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said opposition forces attacked regime positions in the south of Idlib, killing at least 51 combatants on both sides, as Russian-backed regime forces have been making gains in the last opposition stronghold.
The regime's brutal push into northwestern Syria has seen over 800 people killed and thousands displaced in just four months as it takes over rebel-held territory in Idlib and Hama, violating a ceasefire in the de-escalation zone.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based war monitor, said that four children were among 15 civilians killed in air strikes by the Syrian regime and its ally Russia.
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