BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Turkey has its eyes set on an important military installation in northern Aleppo, as they look to expand their operations against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The Mennagh Military Airport has been under the control of the YPG since 2016, when they managed to expel the jihadist rebels from the installation.

In addition to capturing the Mennagh Airport in 2016, the YPG was also able to expel the jihadist rebels from the key town of Tal Rifa’at, which is another area that Turkey has shifted its attention to.

If the Turkish military and their rebel allies capture the Mennagh Airport, they will have access to their first airbase inside the Aleppo Governorate.

Furthermore, the Turkish military can use the Mennagh Airport to launch attacks against the YPG forces in Tal Rifa’at.

Despite threats from Turkey, the YPG maintains they will not withdraw from Tal Rifa’at, adding that they will fight as long as they have to in order to hold onto the town.

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miltiades
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miltiades
2018-03-28 19:17

It’s a shame! Sad to see these ottoman morons take more and more Syrian soil without resistance from either Damascus or Moscow. The brave SDF fighters just look like the republicans in the Spanish Civil war.
Hopefully, Putin might play a more positive part than did Stalin…
Make it “no pasaran!”

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Andrey
2018-03-28 19:43
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Let the Americans defend their Kurd lapdogs, if they want.

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USR
2018-03-28 20:20
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Kurdish people want to create their own country. They do NOT care about Syrians. Let me expose you one simple example: Before Turks invade Afrin, no Syrian Arab citizen could move in to Afrin area without “a proper permit” by YPG forces governing the area. In the same time, if ever Kurdish person want to move to Afrin, they didn’t need any permit. How would you comment this? Kurdish people at this moment don’t associate themselves with Syria at all. They even don’t call themselves “Syrians”. They call all the area under their power “Rojava”. That’s how Jews are stealing… Read more »

brdlip
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2018-03-29 01:40
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Really? Did the Spanish republicans pledged alliance with imperialist powers? Did they serve foreign interests over Spain’s ones? Did they occupy economically important parts of Spain on behalf of foreign corporations? Did they ever refused to call themselves “Spanish” and the territories they held “Spain”? Did they pursue breaking down of Spain into separate entities?
Kurds have nothing in common with the Spanish revolutionaries (if not the multi-nationals volunteering for the cause – but as of that, they’d also be alike with Daesh and Ukrainian Nazis).

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2018-03-29 01:55
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SDF are not braves nor loyals to Syria. Let them keep running away from Turkey lol