Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met today with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in London, the most-high profile meeting between American and Turkish officials since the U.S. announced it would arm Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White disclosed little about Mattis' meeting with Binali in London, where both men were attending a conference on Somalia.
U.S. airmen had airlifted SDF forces behind IS lines to launch the attack that captured the Tabqa airfield in late March, U.S. General Carlton Everhart, commander of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, told VOA after the March assault.
U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the Middle East, said approximately 70 Islamic State fighters had conceded to the SDF's terms, which included dismantling bombs surrounding the dam, surrendering their heavy weapons and withdrawing all remaining fighters from Tabqa. The Wall Street Journal reported the effort could end up doubling the capacity of an intelligence fusion center in Ankara.
The Pentagon said only that Mr Mattis "reiterated USA commitment to our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally".
This is while Yildrim said, "There is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration".
The United States has not yet disclosed a decision on whether it will arm YPG fighters to take Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital, and Jim Mattis declined to answer that question after talks with USA allies in Denmark.
Reuters reported it was told by a U.S. official that the United States was looking to boost intelligence cooperation with Turkey to support its fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Mattis has played down the friction between the allies, saying that while "it's not always tidy", they will resolve any differences.
Erdogan further emphasized that he would mention the issue in upcoming discussions with Trump when the two are scheduled to meet in Washington on May 16 in their first formal encounter as heads of state.
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This crash resulted in suspension damage on the Ferrari and the Red Bull, thus eliminating Raikkonen and Verstappen from the race. The two title rivals jousted after Vettel came out of his second pit stop just inches ahead of the hard-charging Hamilton .
"I hope very much that this mistake will be reversed immediately", Erdogan said. USA officials have indicated that 120 mm mortars, machine guns, ammunition and light armored vehicles were possibilities. Turkey, the European Union and the USA have all branded the PKK a terrorist organization for its decades-long insurgency in southeastern Turkey.
U.S. Air Force Col. John L. Dorrian, U.S. spokesman for the U.S. -led anti-Islamic State worldwide coalition called the Combined Joint Task Force: Operation Inherent Resolve, made the announcement during a webcast press conference on Wednesday.
"Every single one of these weapons that are being provided to our partner force, we intend to account for them, and to ensure that they are pointed at ISIL", he said.
The official, who was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, also said that the weapons have not started flowing to the Kurds.
FILE - A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter walks near destroyed airplane parts inside Tabqa military airport after taking control of it from Islamic State fighters, west of Raqqa city, Syria April 9, 2017.
Sekuik was promptly removed from the Eurovision stage by security and the show's three presenters made no mention of the incident. He has been described as " Borat without the wit or satire", and "a reprehensible piece of human garbage ".
Almost 90 percent of EB-5 visas were issued to Chinese nationals in 2014, when the programme reached its quota of 10,000 visas. The reports said Kushner's sister was in China drumming up investment for a Kushner family project in New Jersey.
The iPhone maker reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.02 by $0.08. The institutional investor owned 294,624 shares of the iPhone maker's stock after selling 21,524 shares during the period.
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Los usuarios que tienen habilitado Windows Update están protegidos contra los ataques a esa vulnerabilidad . Las autoridades estadounidenses y británicas aconsejaron que no se pague rescate a los hackers .
Eswaran along with 59-member strong delegation participated in the MoU signing ceremony here. "This is a momentous occasion". As per the Hindu report , the government is proposing to develop 1,691 acres in three phases over the next 15 years.
Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators trump Penguins in OT
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Christy Clark remains BC premier until all votes counted
All eyes are on Andrew Weaver after Tuesday's wild election seemingly placed the balance of power with his Green Party. Weaver was the last to address the media Wednesday, saying it was too soon to say which party he would support.
Diamondbacks C Iannetta placed on concussion DL
But moments later, Polanco straightened out a Greinke slider, and it landed inside the pole for his first home run of the season. Peralta hit his second double of the game with one out in the third, then came home on Jake Lamb's double for a 2-0 lead.
Delta to test biometric self-service bag drop
Vehicle seats, golf clubs and oversized bags will need to be processed through a specialty items lane with the help of an agent. The $600,000 pilot program's four machines will reside at the sprawling Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport .
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2 critically injured after bus overturns on I-95 in Maryland
Other passengers suffered minor cuts, scrapes and bruises, and were taken to the hospital by ambulance or evaluated at the scene. Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said the bus overturned at least once Monday morning near Havre de Grace.
Pope acknowledges 2000-case backlog in sex abuse cases
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AP ICET Results 2017 Released
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and JNT University, Anantapur will release AP ICET and AP ECET 2017 results on May 15. All the competitors can check their result from APSCHE official website , sche.ap.gov.in and eenadu, sakshi websites also.