Rocket fire from Syria's Afrin kills one in Turkish border town

Syrian National Dialogue Congress Agrees To Set Up Constitutional Commission

Turkey's army announced though a statement, that a roadside bomb attack by Kurdish militants killed one worker on a Turkish military convoy while two more people -a troop and a civilian- were injured, in Idlib, Syria. Many have pointed out the dubious nature of the claim that Turkey is also fighting "Islamic State" (IS) terrorists - as there is no IS presence in Afrin, where the fighting has occurred.

"We continue to monitor the development of the situation in northern Syria; it is deeply concerning", she said.

Gen. Joseph Votel, of U.S. Central Command, told reporters there is a "robust" co-ordination mechanism to avoid such friction. That would be the first time two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have clashed.

Coalition officials have warned that the offensive could destabilize recent gains against IS along the Iraq-Syria border in the Euphrates River Valley.

"I immediately called for calm and caution, and I expressed our concern from the beginning", Macron said. "It's a continual fight (against IS) certainly on the Syrian side".

The locations range from Afrin or Azaz in Syria to border areas such as Reyhanli and Kilis.




President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused association members of being "terrorist lovers" and his government has cracked down on criticism of the offensive. Macron said he would talk to Erdogan in the coming days.

A German-Kurdish player previously convicted of support for Kurdish separatists in Turkey has been banned for life, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said on Tuesday.

Reacting to Macron's remarks Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim said any suggestion that Ankara had broader designs in Syria, beyond pushing the YPG back from the border, was "totally wrong".

He added: "The whole world knows and should know that Turkey does not operate with the mentality of an invader".

Karam reported from Beirut.

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