Turkish security forces kill 29 Kurdish militants in clashes

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkish security forces killed 29 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in an operation in a mountainous area of eastern Turkey’s Agri and Van provinces, the Agri governor’s office said on Friday. Turkey’s army said on Thursday three Turkish soldiers and a member of the state-sponsored village guard militia had been killed in the…

Air strike in east Syria kills 35 civilians: Observatory

BEIRUT An air strike on Thursday evening killed at least 35 civilians, including family members of Islamic State fighters, in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State told Reuters that its forces had conducted strikes near…