Turkish-backed rebels hold a position at the town of Azaz. Courtesy of Depot Photos.
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 A.M.) – The Turkish Army and allied Free Syrian Army militias have suffered hundreds of dead among their combined ranks since kicking-off their offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria’s Afrin region just over three weeks ago.

According to war monitoring groups (many of them opposition-leaning), Turkish-backed rebels have now suffered just short of two hundred dead.

Per Sunday, the Turkish Army had officially (i.e. by its own account – shown below) lost 33 soldiers killed in action and another 93 injured.

By comparison, monitors say that the death toll for defending Kurdish forces in Afrin is not too far behind with some 150 to two hundred fighters reportedly being killed since the Turkey’s offensive across the region began.

For Kurdish paras, Turkish airpower and heavy artillery has been the main cause of their losses; on the other hand, Kurdish anti-tank guided missile strikes and hit-and-run attacks have been big contributors to dead and wounded among the ranks of pro-Ankara forces.

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Erdogan started his Winter War against the Kurds like Stalin did against the Fins. Hope he has to call the mission off soon. As mission accomplished. Like Stalin had to in his planned “fast & easy” conquest of Finland. Russia had 5 times Finish casualties.

p.s. RIP: Sorry for the Turkish and Kurdish mothers and families.
Hope they understand and make Erdogan loose the next election.
If it is not too late for Turkish democracy and Turkey.

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Good. Every dead Turkish imbecile = good imbecile. Kurds can bleed too until they finally start to behave like citizens of Syria.

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Best defense is attack, thus… YPG should invade Turkey!

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Best open other fronts. Send commandos over the border in other regions.

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Τhe south turkish border is a deadzone, the best for YPG is to slay all the hordes of Turks in Afrin and Azaz and as the result their morale will be law and will not attack YPG again