Almost 900 terrorists 'neutralized' so far in Afrin op

Turkish army tank had been hit in another attack killing all five servicemen inside

A ninth suspect was killed during the operation to round up the group, they said. A report on the ministry's Zvezda TV said preliminary information indicated the plane was shot by a portable ground-to-air missile in an area under control of al-Qaida's branch in Syria. The pilot opened fire from his pistol as the militants were trying to seize him, said the militant, who refused to be identified by his real name because was not authorized to speak to the media. One of them shouts: "He is Russian".

Most of the civilians killed are Syrians displaced by conflict in other areas of the country, according to the PYD, the ruling political party in Rojava, northern Syria. Ankara Gov. Ercan Topaca said three people had sustained light injuries from flying debris at the scene of Thursday's explosion.

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The Turkish army and allied Ankara-backed Syrian rebel forces are seeking to oust the YPG from its western border stronghold of Afrin but the operation so far has been marked by fierce clashes.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the armed forces had destroyed 15 terrorist targets and neutralised 74 terrorists in Friday night airstrikes, reported Anadolu Agency.

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This was largely driven by Office 365, which is finally taking off in a big way with subscriptions up an impressive 41 percent. Overall, Microsoft slightly beat analyst expectations by reporting revenue of $28.9 billion (roughly Rs. 1.84 lakh crores).

The explosion, which did not cause any casualties, in the Turkish capital was caused by a bomb _ not a gas leak as initially believed, authorities said Friday Feb. 2, 2018, adding that the suspected bomber they identified as a man who had trained with Kurdish militants in Syria, had been killed in a police operation.

Erdogan shared information about Operation Olive Branch and informed Macron about the cross-border rocket attacks perpetrated by the terrorist PYD/PKK oraganization on Turkey's bordering Hatay and Kilis provinces.

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