North Korea Missile Launch is a ‘Warning’; Bombing in Syria; Turkey`s Offensive Against PKK

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North Korea says missile launch was ‘warning’ against joint US-South Korean military drill

North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send an “adequate warning” to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises, France 24 reported.

The official Korean Central News Agency said the launches early Tuesday verified the reliability and combat ability of “new-type tactical guided missiles.” It said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over the area surrounding the capital, Pyongyang, before accurately hitting an island target off its eastern coast.

Kim expressed satisfaction and said the launches would “send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the U.S. and south Korean authorities,” the report said.

Twin bombing kills 2 in Syria’s Jarabulus

Two people were killed in two car bombings late Monday in the opposition-controlled city of Jarabulus in northern Syria, according to local sources, MEMO reported.

The first explosion targeted a car belonging to a local councillor, while the second blast targeted a vehicle belonging to the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Two FSA members were killed and a civilian was wounded in the attacks, which took place in the center of the town, the sources said.

Security measures were taken in the area and the injured were hospitalised.

Turkey determined to tear off PKK from Iraqi territory as well

Turkey’s counter-terrorism offensives will move forward to a “different phase” in northern Syria soon, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

“We’II move the process which we started with the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations forward to a different phase very soon,” Erdogan told the 11th Ambassadors’ Conference in the capital Ankara referring to Turkey’s planned military operation in northern Syria.

“If needed, Turkey will absolutely protect its national interests [in Syria] either via dialogue, soft power, coercive diplomacy instruments or realpolitik,” he stressed.

Erdogan said Turkey’s military operation in Syria would not only resolve the irregular migrant issue, but also accelerate the return of homesick Syrians to their country.

“We expect clear steps from the U.S. over extradition of the FETO ringleader to Turkey and halting the arming of the PKK/YPG terror groups,” he added.

Turkey expects the creation of a 20-mile (32-kilometer) safe zone in northern Syria and has stressed that it wants the YPG/PYD terror group cleared in the region.

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Source: Anadolu Agency, MEMO, France 24