With assistance from U.S.-led coalition, Turkish warplanes pound ISIS targets for first time since November as forces fire artillery into Syrian border town of Jarablus. ISIS fighters said to be retreating from areas around town.
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Erdogan says Turkey would continue to provide U.S. officials with documents to demand the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticizes Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan for not 'speaking properly' to lawmakers' concerns about Russia.
Artillery fire strikes Kurdish-held Manbij and ISIS targets in Jarablus, official says. Rebels affiliated with Free Syrian Army purportedly planning to attack Jarablus from inside Turkey.
According to IDF Spokesperson's Unit, mortar fire was errant and exploded in open area.
Turkey's Erdogan says Saturday's attack, the deadliest in Turkey this year, was carried out by a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14, adding that initial evidence pointed to ISIS.
Iran voiced criticism earlier of Russia's decision to make its usage of a base in Iran public, saying 'operational cooperation' was temporary, limited to refueling.
Hundreds of soldiers were killed by Islamic State militants after the group took over the city of Tikrit two years ago.
King Abdullah vows to maintain status quo at the holy compound, criticizes Israeli policies in Jerusalem.
If he does, the Turkish president will complete his rounds of reconciliation with the two enemy nations Israel and Russia.