BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Turkey has shifted its attention from northwest Syria to the territories controlled by the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) east of the Euphrates River.

During his press conference this afternoon, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his forces are preparing to secure the the territories east of the Euphrates, as they continue their operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and their YPG allies.

The Turkish regime has specifically eyed the YPG-held territories in the Al-Raqqa, Al-Hasakah, and Deir Ezzor governorates; these provinces currently have no rebel presence and border the government-held areas.

Erdogan used the YPG’s presence in the Afrin region of Aleppo in January to launch a big operation to expel the Kurdish forces from the area.

Then in June, the Turkish regime was able to secure a deal with the U.S. military to force the YPG to withdraw from the key town of Manbij.

While Turkey maintains the YPG has yet to fully withdraw from Manbij, they did prove they could pressure the U.S. to accept their terms.

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LidMad88
2018-10-01 16:45

So ErDOGan wants to destroy another secular part of Syria. Go figure. Neo-ottoman c**t.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-10-01 18:00
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Yup… And he has a secret deal with another power to make the south going shitlamist too, but shia shitlamist and Iraq’s a$$ is on the line too!
They’re very ecumenical when it comes to jihad…

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-10-01 18:12

YPG has withdrawn from Manbij for long since SDF is here… And constituted at 90% by YPG…

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-10-01 18:03

Interesting : Yankees have deployed the same radars in Rojava that the Saudis use to intercept near 100% of Houthi missiles…
Patriot batteries may not be far… And now the Raytheon/Rafael ‘Stunner’ interceptor is available for the 10th of the price of the last Lockheed one, it may need some testing.