President Duterte announced last week the imminent troop movement
after expressing dismay with the violent clash between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu more than a week ago.
The Free Army forces and the Turkish troops are advancing slowly toward Afrin out of keenness on civilians' lives, it said, indicating that bad weather was also affecting the troop movement
. Meanwhile, the official news agency, SANA, said the Turkish forces on Saturday targeted Afrin with various arms, inflicting extensive damage in properties.
When asked about this unauthorised troop movement
, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari, who was speaking at a book release function, on Thursday said, "At that point of time I used to serve in the standing committee on defence.
Once again government forces are on the march to capture territory from opposition forces, presumably before the rainy season restricts troop movement
," it added.
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop had declined to answer questions of reporters regarding troop movement
in Iraq for reasons of operational secrecy.
The German statement characterized the troop movement
as described by Putin as "the partial withdrawal of Russian troops ordered from the eastern border of Ukraine.''
Mr Annan's six-point plan calls for, among other things, a daily two-hour ceasefire to provide humanitarian assistance to people in zones of fighting, freedom of movement for journalists and a halt to troop movement
These underground tunnels are often used to provide essential medical, building and food supplies to the 1.5 million Gazans who are under siege in the tiny area of land.The Israel government had to first approve the troop movement
by the Egyptians as any military advance into the region without co-ordination would be in direct breach of the 1978 Camp David Accords.
Each of the aircraft ordered includes the specialised equipment needed to support medical evacuation, troop movement
and air drop missions.
Since the Mumbai attacks, however, there has not been any escalation or significant troop movement
on the borders of both countries.
During the summer, nearly 6,000 servicemen and women transferred from their barracks in Osnabruck, Germany, to their new homes at Catterick - the largest such troop movement