Another period of uncertainty to come as the US is to stop supplying arms to the Syrian Kurdish militia the YPG. According to Turkey’s Foreign Minister, President Donald Trump had made the promise in a phone call to his Turkish counterpart, President Erdogan. The White House said it was making “adjustments” to its support for partners inside Syria but did not explicitly name the YPG.
Meanwhile, at least 305 people died in an assault at a mosque in Sinai during Friday prayers which has not yet been claimed by any group. Egyptian officials investigating the massacre of worshippers at the mosque say the attackers were carrying the flag of the Islamic State group. Egypt’s public prosecutor said there were up to 30 attackers at the scene.
Lastly, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has renewed his contract with Barcelona ending speculation about his future. Messi’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season with his current contract set to run until 2021. The new deal is Messi’s ninth professional contract he has signed since his move to Spain, and will tie him to the club until he is 34.