Turkey starts ground incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria

Move follows intense aerial bombardment of enclave, with Kurdish militias shelling Turkish border province in response

Turkey said it had begun a ground incursion into the Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin a day after intense aerial bombardment that signalled the opening of hostilities in a new phase of Ankara’s involvement in the war across the border.

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Pro-government media is quick to circulate fake propaganda news. One video deciphered here

 

 

Good map to follow actors’ tracks in the war:

 

 

Pro-government media is more than ready for war:

Turkish military operation into the northern Afrin province of Syria has physically begun on th ground, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 20, speaking in central Anatolian province of Kütahya.
Turkish military said on Jan. 20 it retaliated against the Democratic Uinion Party/ Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PYD/PKK] firings from Syria’s Afrin on Jan. 19-20, destroying shelters, hideouts.
Despite warnings from the United States, a defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey vowed to crush the militias, which he described as a terrorist threat.

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Attack by Turkish forces on US-backed Kurds in Syria thought imminent

Operation targeting ‘terror nests’ would risk inflaming tensions between Trump administration and Ankara

Turkish troops and tanks near the Syrian border are making final plans to attack the US military’s Kurdish partners inside northern Syria as tensions between Ankara and Washington near unprecedented levels.

U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

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2 Comments


  1. Sean Jeating

    How perverted minds must those have
    who would call a murderous act of war
    Zeytin Dalı Harekâtı / Operation Olive Branch?

    January 22nd, 2018 at 01:35 (Reply)


    • erkan

      Let me not comment on this:)

      January 22nd, 2018 at 13:11 (Reply)

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