By MATT KREMKA | AP reporterBulgarian soldiers celebrate a victory over Islamic State militants at a frontline in southern Bulgaria, Nov. 25, 2017.
Bulgari army soldiers celebrate after capturing the village of Zendaya Bulgara in the southern province of Sveti Yuga, Nov.
“The Bulgarian army has captured the village Zendara Bulgariani and is advancing on Islamic State positions in the area.
It has captured more than 40 villages and is making progress toward its goal of reaching Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State’s de facto capital.
The defeat of the Islamic state in the region is a huge blow for President Donald Trump, who has been pushing for a “no-fly zone” over Syria and has made a major push to secure a land route from the Euphrates to the Mediterranean Sea that could eventually link Europe with the Middle East.”
Bulgarians have long been eager to return to their homeland, home to more than a million Armenians who were killed during World War I and who were forced into exile in Turkey. “
The world will be a better place, more peaceful, and secure.”
Bulgarians have long been eager to return to their homeland, home to more than a million Armenians who were killed during World War I and who were forced into exile in Turkey.
Since the early 20th century, the Ottoman empire has been a central part of the Balkans.
Turkey considers the Armenian genocide to be a genocide.
Turkey and the United States have maintained diplomatic and military ties since the 1980s.
Bulgaria is currently hosting a NATO summit.
The country is set to host the NATO summit for the first time in its history on Sept. 28-30, with the U