France commemorates the 75th anniversary of a major Allied offensive that saw some 160,000 troops mostly from the US, UK and Canada land in Normandy on June 6, 1944, to end one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
As violence in parts of Syria's northwest escalates, civilians in western Aleppo are building up their defences.
Turkish President Erdogan spoke to his Russian counterpart Putin over the phone to discuss recent Syrian regime attacks on Idlib which could trigger a massive exodus from the province where around 3 million people live.
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu has asked his Russian counterpart, Lavrov, to stop the bombardments in Idlib province, according to sources speaking on condition of anonymity.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a dozen overnight air raids by regime forces and Russia on the southern edge of Idlib province killed six civilians.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 17 people were killed in the last 24 hours by Syrian regime shelling in the northwest.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, refutes report by the The Wall Street Journal saying, "There has been no change to the plan" of drawing "down US forces to a residual presence."
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara's preparations for a possible operation in Syria are ready, adding that, "The only target of the Turkish Armed Forces are terrorists."
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