In light of the Armenian provocations, Turkey and Azerbaijan will set up a large-scale joint military exercise in Baku.
There are between 34,000 and 35,000 US soldiers permanently stationed in Germany, according to the Pentagon, although rotation of units mean the overall number can temporarily top 50,000.
The military said 17 warplanes, based in the central Turkish airbase of Eskisehir, and eight frigates took part in the “High Seas Exercises.”
To bolster the waning confidence of warlord Khalifa Haftar, Moscow's alleged move of sending fighter jets to Libya has rekindled Washington's interest in the six-year-long conflict.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg discussed Covid-19 developments, situation in Syria and Libya.
The Cyclone helicopter was deployed onboard the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton and was participating in a NATO training exercise off the coast of Greece when the incident occurred, according to the Canadian Armed Forces.
It was the latest rocket attack to strike the Green Zone since last Tuesday when three projectiles hit an area near the US embassy.
Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said, “There is the threat of air strikes and missiles against our country; there could be Patriot support.”
"While no US service members were killed in the January 8 Iranian attack on Asad air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed," Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said in a statement.
The Wagner Group is Putin's most potent weapon in advancing Russian policy objectives while maintaining plausible deniability.
NATO leaders are meeting in the English capital for a 70th anniversary summit that was marred before it started with the French president's comments that the alliance was 'brain dead'.
The leaders of countries with NATO’s largest armies are taking pot shots at each other.
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