The Turkish Armed Forces are increasingly operational inside Syria amid an ongoing attempt to bolster the Syrian Opposition against mainly ISIS and Kurdish forces.

In a seemingly isolated event, several contingents of the Turkish Army attacked and entered the border village of Kharze and exchanged fire with a Kurdish fighting force consisting primarily of female People Protection Units (YPG) militants.

After three hours of skirmishes, the Turkish convoy finally pulled back across the border north of Hasakah under a hail of machine-gun fire according to a YPG officer. Two Kurdish combattants were injured while Turkish casualties were unclear.

Meanwhile, Turkey is erecting a concrete wall along the Syrian border to curtail the impact of refugees and reduce the influence of the YPG on the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) which remains outlawed by Ankara.

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Pete
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2017-02-14 09:54

“Meanwhile, Turkey is erecting a concrete wall along the Syrian border to curtail the impact of refugees” – the wall has nothing to do with the refugees whom the Turkish army is killing, and everything to do with turkey’s ongoing genocide against the Kurds.

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2017-02-14 12:50

The YPG better not fear the Turks!

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2017-02-14 03:25

Erdogan y Estado Islámico tienen en común el odio hacia los Kurdos acusándoles de apostatas, por tanto su objetivo del gobierno Turco y sus mercenarios es acabar con la población Kurda en Siria. Erdogan sólo juega a guerrita para engañar a Rusia nunca va combatir a ISIS.
Atrocidades del gobierno Turco contra la población Kurda en Siria: http://www.hawarnews.com/%D9%85%D8%AC%D8%B2%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A3%D8%AE%D8%B1%D9%89-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%B6%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%AA%D9%87%D8%A7-15-%D8%B4%D8%AE%D8%B5-%D9%85/

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2017-02-14 05:03
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Forever downvoted.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-02-15 00:32
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Nestor : Erdolf is already making lotsa atrocities against Kurds in Turkey, he has totally levelled cities as big as 135k population! This may not be the moment to act now but Erdolf’s demise is likely to come from the UNSC in the end with Russia not vetoing some NATO operation like a no-fly-zone over south-east Turkey… Erdolf is a catastrophe and anyway, Constantinople is in Europe, Turkey has nothing to do in Cyprus which is part of the EU and as Erdolf has destroyed Ataturk’s job, something near the Sèvres treaty should be resumed, moreover, AKP is another Muslim… Read more »

Whooky
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2017-02-14 09:29

Reconnaissance-in-force??? Make sense for Turks to strike in area between Tell Abyad and Darbasyah border crossings. Due ethnic situation in this area its week spot for Kurds (they have not got any support base there).