BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:49 P.M.) – At least over a dozen Syrian government troops of the National Defence Forces (Syrian national militia) have been killed after a series of airstrikes by Turkish warplanes on their positions in the country’s Afrin region.

The Syrian forces unit which came under attack was stationed at an ex-Russian military camp (originally serving as a deescalation point) in the town of Kafr Jannah, only very recently having been assigned to the site. Turkish airpower deliberately targeted the base.

Reports state that at least fifteen Syrian troops were killed in the airstrikes; some pro-Turkish sources claim that the death toll for government forces is as high as 30.

At the present time it is unclear whether or not the Turkish military was aware of the presence of Syrian government troops at the base in Kafr Jannah.

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I know the Russians are playing footsie with the Turks but the Syrian Government needs to move in the S-300 missiles the Russians are alleged to have provided them and to provide air cover for their troops and the Kurds. Now is the time for the SAA and Kurds to coordinate their defenses. Whatever the Turks grab they are not going to give it back. They spent too much money on various rebel groups supplying them with training and weapons to not come out with something. The Turks were getting stolen Syrian oil from ISIS on the cheap but that… Read more »

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Russia never provided S-300 to Syria

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Syria and Russia should probably consider putting the NFZ for Turks up again, to encourage the medieval jihadist goat molesters to get back on track to Manbij (which supposedly was the reason it went down in the first place)

It’s getting increasingly obvious that “handing back Afrin to rightful owners” didn’t mean Syria, especially since they were talking about “correcting past mistakes” previous to that.

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ErdoSHIT is in neo-Ottoman mood, thus he considers Syria, Iraq, Lebanon Israel and all Arabia belonging to Turkey, and parts of Europe where Ottomans had submitted too…

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So two turkey bases in aleppo should be annihilated in reponse

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Lilian Turin

It’s incredible this situation, I wonder what deal is in place between Russia and Turkey..

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AresXtremE Nemesis

It is obvious, Kurds made a deal with USA + their appetite to divide sovereignty of Syria.

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… and Damascus. NDF had the green light to enter Afrin. Whatever SAA High Command agreed upon before letting them go, it likely comprises all parties. Russians, Turks, Syrians *AND* Kurds.
The question is: who disregarded what?

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Meaning Turdish airbases are a legitimate target now in self defence. No case for triggering any NATO articles. If the Syrian High Command does not know how to do that, they should probably call the Houthi missile experts for development aid. The Houthis at least got b***s.

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turkmen are subhuman

turky has no right to invade syria!
get out and f**k your mother!