BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of Ankara’s long-awaited military operation against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria.

According to reports from Ras Al-Ayn in northern Syria, the Turkish army is pounding the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces in a massive air and artillery attack on the region.

Erdogan said the offensive, dubbedOperation Peace Spring”, would aim to eliminate threats from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and the Islamic State militants, and enable the return of Syrian refugees in Turkey after the formation of a “safe zone” in the area.

Turkish air force bombers are conducting non-stop raids on the town and are expected to attack several other border areas in the coming hours.

A source in northern Syria said the Turkish Air Force has struck several areas along the Hasakah-Raqqa border, while their artillery pounds Ras Al-Ayn.

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“after the formation of a “safe zone”” : understand a Turkey area, not really safe, safe only for raping and stealing.
Al Qaeda AIr Force in action.

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Creo Erdogan quiere rescatar a 12000 miembros de ISIS que SDF tienen en custodia en campamento en calidad de prisioneros. Erdogan quiere reclutar mas hombres para quedarse con parte de Siria con complicidad de Rusia e Irán y los Kurdos fueron tontos útiles del Imperio.

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Initial days of war started by Turki for the first few days will be euphoric and once the dust settles down there will be pay back time. Turki Army will have to come in with their Tanks & Armored Personnel carriers and pick up vans & trucks & bulldozers and will be sitting ducks for the ATGMs of the Kurdish Militia. War is all about attrition and the will to survive and fight. Turks have more to lose than the Kurds. Kurdish Militia is battle hardened after fighting the suicidal Daesh for years and have taken heavy losses & mourned… Read more »