October 9, 2019

Turkey says it has begun invasion into Syria to battle Kurds after US pulls back forces

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- Turkey has launched a long-planned military operation in northeastern Syria, targeting the Syrian Kurdish fighters that helped the United States defeat ISIS. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the incursion has begun, with a mission to "prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border." The move comes just days after U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that American troops would withdraw ..
October 9, 2019

Operation in northeast Syria has started, Turkish president announces

omersukrugoksu/iStock(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that an operation had begun in northeast Syria, following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. troops would be withdrawing. With the operation, Erdogan wrote on Twitter in Turkish, "we will eliminate the threat of terrorism towards our country." He added that a safe zone will be established to "ensure that Syrian refugees return to their countries." "We will pro..
October 9, 2019

Two people killed in shooting outside German synagogue on holiest day in Judaism

fstop123/iStock(BERLIN) -- Two people were killed in a shooting in the East German city of Halle on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Multiple gunshots were fired by the attacker near a synagogue and then in a kebab shop in the areas of Ludwig-Wucherer-Strasse and Humboldstrasse, which are about a 5-minute walk away. The shooting began around noon local time, an eyewitness told ABC News. The suspected attacker fled the scene in a car towards south of Halle and was arrested outside ..
October 9, 2019

Parents of British teen killed in crash involving American diplomat’s wife speak out

TheaDesign/iStock(LONDON) -- The parents of a British teenager who was killed in a crash involving the wife of an American diplomat are calling on the woman to return to the United Kingdom and "face up to what you've done." Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles sat down with ABC News in London on Tuesday for an emotional interview, in which they talked about their late son, Harry Dunn, whom they described as "free spirited" and "full of love." Harry was riding his motorcycle along a roadway in th..