DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 00 P.M.) – Up to 150 Russian troops have arrived at the northern Kurdish city of Afrin as the Turkish military declared full-scale military campaign against the Kurdish bastion.

The arrival of reinforcements was coincided with a visit paid by a number of Russian officers to the “Graveyard of Martyrs” which commemorates the Kurdish fighters killed during battles against the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo.

This comes as Turkey declared a new offensive against the Kurdish forces in northern Syria in order to connect its proxies in Aleppo and Idlib provinces.

Russian has concluded an agreement with the Kurds to set up a military base in Afrin and train YPG fighters on anti-terror combat.

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miltiades
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you need not love gaspodin putin, but russian diplomacy is … awesome

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Anyone familiar with geopolitics and chess playing can only have deep respect.
In the end, I think he’ll manage to do something nobody ever achieved : stabilising the Middle-East.

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Hard to keep up with what is going on with the Syrian Kurds.We know they are fighting against the Turks .Where does the US stand with them and where does Russia stand with them and most of all where do they stand with the Syrian government ?
May all the vermin terrorists be exterminated soon and peace return to Syria.

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It’s easy to get once you know their ideology! Just read Bookchin works about ‘social-ecology’, this is ‘green-anarchism’, Rojava’s constitution is patterned on the Swiss one with serious direct democracy BTW. And you forget that, although much less noisy, they receive very serious support from the EU, especially from all Euro-lefties. Moreover, face reality : Erdolf’s AKP is deeply committed into having backed radical shitlamists, including IS while AKP’s just another M-Brotherhood creepy offshoot. I think the Russian position is clear : “No one but President Assad’s armed forces and Kurdish militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other… Read more »