The White House said it was aware of the reports but could not confirm them. "It is false and has no relation with the truth".
Turkish media outlets reported that Kemalbay had been detained over calls for protests against Operation Olive Branchlaunched late last month.
Jia Kurd said the agreement reached with Damascus was purely military and that no wider political arrangements had been made yet. The Turkish officials detailed the call on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations, and did not mention an agreement for government troops to enter Afrin.
Syrian government media confirmed that auxiliary pro-regime militias are headed to Afrin to support "locals' resistance" against "Turkish aggression".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of "terrorists", and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016.
The targeted suburbs - scattered across an area known as eastern Ghouta - have been subjected to weeks-long bombardment that has killed and wounded hundreds of people.
Yet Rudaw reports sightings of Syrian troops amassing on the road between Afrin and Aleppo, where Assad imposed his military's control with a brutal campaign partially targeting civilians, indicating that the Syrian military is going into Afrin whether the Kurds want them there or not.
Syrian state TV reported that rebels fired dozens of mortar rounds and rockets at Damascus, wounding eight people.
Winter Weather Advisory issued until 1 pm Saturday
Monday night as arctic high pressure settles over the state, lows will range from -10 to perhaps colder than -30 in a few spots. The National Weather Service says multiple winter systems will bring heavy winds and waves of snow to the Inland NW.
County reports another 20 flu deaths
If untreated, complications can arise from the flu such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections , and ear infections. Healthy adults under 65 probably don't need them, however, because they're not at a high risk for pneumococcal disease.
Kurdish sources have said that any deal would be limited to pro-Syrian government forces moving into border areas, essentially acting as buffer to an expanded Turkish offensive in Afrin.
Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.
At that time, Assad's government didn't say whether it would support them with military units, but did allow them free movement so they could move their militias from other Kurdish-held areas in order to protect Afrin.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday: "If the regime is entering there to cleanse the PKK and PYD, then there are no problems".
Turkish officials have increased to 786 the number of people detained so far in Turkey for criticizing the country's military offensive in northern Syria.
Russian Federation deployed military police in Afrin a year ago, but they pulled out last month before the Turkish offensive began.
On Aug. 24, 2016, Turkish Armed Forces, with the support of the Syrian opposition, launched the Euphrates Shield operation against the IS militants and liberated the city of Jarabulus as well as the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria.
According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of YPG/PKK-ISIL terrorists.
Footage taken at Swansea University, near the epicentre of the quake, shows students and staff outside the campus. An incredible, rare quake has struck Wales and southwest England measuring 4.2 on the richter scale.
Speaking on eNCA, Maimane said that, instead of summits, South Africa required decisive leadership and bolder action. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was born in 1952 in Johannesburg, to a police sergeant and a domestic worker.
If you are still on the new version, head into the settings of the Photos app and click on the 'Join Preview' option. Users are required to scan a QR code generated by the Photos app on PC with the companion on mobile.
The Terracotta Army was built by the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century BCE to protect him in the afterlife. Authorities said the man, later identified as Michael Rohana, then went for a more permanent memento.
Hanyu's sensational performance in the short program, where he scored 111.68 points, meant he was favorite to win gold . But on the final night of the competition, Chen produced the performance of his life to fall just short of the medals.
In October, after McCain delivered an excoriation of Trump in Philadelphia, Romney lavished praise on the speech. And while Trump has been critical of immigration, Romney made a point to mention the topic in a positive light.
Iran Air Crash has reportedly left all the 65 people dead in one of the most deadly air accidents in the recent time. The United Nations said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined world leaders in expressing sorrow over the crash.
The South Korean players said afterward they truly believed they could take this one, even when no one else had such faith. Wojtek Wolski scored for Canada but Koukal lifted a backhand shot over Scrivens to level after two rounds.
Oxfam also vowed to quickly publish its 2011 internal investigation into staff involved in sexual and other misconduct in Haiti . The scandal is a major blow to Oxfam, which relies on public and corporate donations as well as government funding.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 is going to be a top-tier phone, which means it generally features a slick design and bleeding-edge features. Samsung Galaxy S9 is also likely to mark Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova emphasized, however, that the five victims weren't Russian servicemen. Canikli said he presented documents to Mattis proving "organic" links between the YPG and Kurdish rebels in Turkey.
Idea, Vodafone cut unlimited pack price to Rs 150 range
The Rs 109 plan is now available for only a few markets like Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana , Haryana, Bihar and Delhi NCR. Under the new Rs 109 plan, Idea is offering unlimited voice calling benefits, along with 1GB of 4G or 3G data every day.
Angels sign Chris Young to one-year deal
However, because the deal has yet to be finalized, the specifics surrounding such a pact have yet to come to light. Gennett hit.295 previous year and set career bests with 27 homers and 97 RBIs in his first season with the Reds.
Ethiopia declares state of emergency
The government previously imposed a state of emergency in October 2016, which was lifted in August previous year . That state of emergency led to the arrest of more than 22,000 people and severely affected business .
PNB fraud: UCO Bank says has $411.82 mn outstanding exposure
The CBI has also filed a fresh FIR against Choksi and Gitanjali Gems , the company he promoted, PTI quoted officials as saying. The Special Court observed that the charges leveled against the accused were "very serious" and sent them in police custody.
Canada loses 7-6 to Sweden in women's Olympic curling
Four years later in Sochi, that was reduced to 3-1 in the semifinal. "I'd like to have that second one back", Dalton said. It marked the first time since the 1994 Games that Canada fielded a team that wasn't made up of NHLers.
Walt Disney World's Toy Story Land opens June 30
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will soon debut at Disney Parks and allow guests to immerse themselves in the world of the films. If you were born in the 90's or you're a Disney film junkie, then you probably love the Toy Story films.
Ethiopia begins six-month state of emergency
Last month, the government changed tack, announcing the release of hundreds of political prisoners and promising further reforms. Ethiopia is a key US ally in its battle against al-Qaeda in the Horn of Africa .