BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:56 A.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Turkish troops plan to launch a new operation in northern Syria in the next few weeks, one of the FSA field commanders Ahmed Usman told TASS on Friday.

Usman, who is a member of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee delegation to the Geneva talks, claimed that the new operation between the FSA and the Turkish military will begin “in less than a month”.

“The Euphrates Shield Operation was aimed at reaching the city of al-Bab and liberate it,” Usman said adding that this task had been fulfilled.

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“Now we are considering opportunities to launch new operations, probably, under different code names,” he said.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday announced the completion of the Euphrates Shield operation, however he did not rule out a new operation.

With Turkey blocked off from being able to fight ISIS, it can be assumed that this new operation would be against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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miltiades
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erdolf going to destroy a great empire.

that’s usual in this region.

since the olden days, when pythias told them what they better wouldn’t know…

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This can happen. Ethnic Turks are a minority in much of Turkey.

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All this is possibly the price of Turkey encouraging better relations with the US by putting pressure on Idlib/Latakia in order to prevent or delay any SAA advance in Deir Ezzor.

The US plan now seems to be a puppet state of the Kurds that has oil and gas resources that will naturally be thoroughly exploited by US companies and of course yet another US base in the region.

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Yep, Turkey’s militant protégés will now be sent to Idlib to tie down the Syrian army in Hama, while the Americans let the Daesh escape Raqqa to go and take Deir-ez-Zor off the Syrians.

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Try not to judge the current US administration based on the past, totally different president and way of thinking. Trump is not G.W. Bush and the people working for Trump have a completely different mindset than the administrations of both Bush and Obama. It’s easy to assume based on what has happened in the past, but wait and see. So far I haven’t seen anything that indicates Trump is going down the same road as his predecessors. By embedding US marines with the Kurds in the North, that prevented Turkey from advancing. If it became an escalated conflict with Turkey,… Read more »
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Turkey has been warned that their action in Syria didn’t fell under chapter 5 of NATO charter, in other terms, they won’t get support, if Russia goes after Turkish troops, there’s no problem as long as they don’t intervene into Turkey. “I don’t think Erdogan’s a bad guy” => He’s just the head of a party which’s a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, so are al-Qaeda, Talebans, AQAT, AQIL, al-Mourabitoun, An-Sardine and many others, for sure, a very nice guy, like Qatar’s Emir… He’s just responsible of all the shit happening in Syria as he let gigantic numbers of shithadists and weapon… Read more »
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Another alarming burst of Turkish irredentism.

p.s. Erdogan claimed areas ceded by the treaty of Lausane 1923. Atatürk gave up some areas where Turkmens were a strong minority in exchange of the compact borders of Anatolia/Asia Minor and immediate peace. Ahmed Usman of FSA and Sultan Murat brigade are the chief facilitators of Turkish territorial revanchism. The targets: Greek islands, Aleppo, Mosul… areas with oil. The war against terror IS, Kurds, Turk minorities are no more than an excuse.

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Maps appear among Turkophiles to advertize the claims.

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And so they finally ended with the Sèvres treaty v.2.0 with Constantinople back into Greece, Turkey cut vertically from Samsun to Adana, the lower 3/4 becoming Kurdistan and the higher quarter becoming Armenia…
Pure application of Murphy’s law 😆

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Sèvres does not fit the ethnic composition any more.

The Greeks are gone from their homes e.g. near Smyrna.

The big problem lies ahead. The people in the East increase faster.

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In 10 years Kurds will form the majority in Anatolia and Kurds will just rename Turkey to Kurdey. ROFL.

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This would be Sèvres v.2.0, héhé.
I was perfectly conscious about the increasing birthrate in Turkish Kurdistan, I’ve pointed it several times in the past. This is greatly encouraged by PKK, how surprising 😀

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The Turk genocides and the improved economy cleared a niche in the East. Not only for Kurds.

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Ethnic distribution of increase areas has not only Kurdish majority.

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FSA TURKEY ALL ARE PAID SLAVE AND CRIMINAL DOESNT HAVE ANY HUMAN NATURE IN THEM ALL ARE MAD ANIMAL SAA SHOULD KILL THEM IF THEY ATTACK THEM SAA AND SDF SHOULD LAUNCH OPERATION IN IDLIB FROM AFRIN ASAP TO WIPE THIS THUGS

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La idea es cerrar frontera en Idlib para que no sigan ingresando armas y municiones desde Turquía, esa debe ser la prioridad del gobierno Sirio.

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Near Latakia ❓

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Turquía debe abstenerse en este momento de intervenir ya que resta fuerzas a las ofensivas del ejercito Sirio contra los terroristas en norte de Hama, Latajia e Idlib, de la misma forma indirectamente está sirviendo de distractor del avance de SDF en Al-Raqqa.

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Trade to Aleppo

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Don’t know why is this write here…

I have mean Take Tadef and then West Aleppo to merge with FSA . This are the bad evil plan from Erdoshit

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Hopefully it’s not aimed at the Kurds or the SAA and it’s only towards ISIS and Al Nusra and company if the story is true.

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Turquía sirve de distractor a las ofensivas de SDF y el ejercito Sirio, indirectamente está ayudando a ISIS.

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Muhahaha! AKP=Muslim Brotherhood=al-Qaeda!
FSA is al-Nusra and… ISIS is nothing else than a Qaeda offshoot!
They’ll attack Afrin canton for sure, mark my words!

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I’m afraid your’e right – can they succeed?

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