2 killed when Turkish helicopter crashes in Syria

Verdict content: On February 8, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the USA of being more concerned with seizing "economic assets" than fighting the Islamic State. "I'm not sure we'll be able to reach it on that" attack.

Macron asked Putin to "do everything" so that Syria's government stops "intolerable degradation of the humanitarian situation" in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib province.

It added its military killed 39 militants.

Nebenzia said it was also "regrettable" that the Security Council wouldn't support a statement that Russian Federation sought Wednesday following an attack in Damascus that damaged its trade mission.

The clash marked a fresh escalation between Washington, which has threatened the regime over its alleged use of chemical weapons, and Damascus, which labelled the latest incident in eastern Syria a "war crime".

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert called out Russian Federation on Thursday for enabling the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons on civilians.

France wants air strikes in Syria to end and calls for the opening of humanitarian corridors as soon as possible, the French defense minister has said on Friday.

On January 9, Syria's military accused Israel of launching missiles at military outposts in the vicinity of Qutayfeh, near Damascus. "You should collect those guns from them", Bozdağ said.

In Eastern Ghouta, which lies east of the capital and has been besieged since 2013, residents had no time to mourn their dead or treat their wounded from the previous day's bombardment.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes targeted the town of Afrin and its outskirts killing two people and wounding others.

In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had "destroyed" 36 YPG targets and "neutralized" 79 YPG militants in airstrikes that were carried out overnight on February 10.

Activists have said at least 211 were killed since Monday in eastern Ghouta. The campaign followed Ankara's promises to "strangle" the new Border Security Force (BSF) in Syria.

In a letter addressed to the United Nations secretary-general, the Syrian Foreign Ministry described the strike a "war crime" and called for the coalition to be dismantled, Syrian state news agency Sana said.

The ministry urged the two sides to force the US -led coalition to stop its crimes and attacks that have claimed the lives to thousands of civilians over the past three years.

The U.S. supports the Kurdish-led forces in the fight against the Islamic State group which has infuriated Turkey, which views growing Kurdish power as a security threat along its frontier.

The death toll rose after the bombing of a market in the village of Arbin, where airstrikes killed 27, including 10 children and three women, the monitor said.

As of Sunday, at least 14 Turkish troops have also been reported killed in the fighting.

The heavy death toll underscored the size of the offensive, which United States officials said included about 500 ground troops, artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems, and mortars.

That brought the civilian death toll since Monday to almost 230.

Meanwhile, Oleg Syromolotov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, said on Thursday that the developments in Afrin have been "provoked" by the action of the U.S., accusing Washington of planning to supply "more weapons" to US-allied groups within Syria. US forces have pivoted their focus from the fight against ISIS to fighting Russian-backed Syrian forces.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday the USA strike wounded 25 pro-government Syrian volunteers.



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