DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:50 A.M.) – Five soldiers of the Turkish Armed Forces were shot dead with nine more reportedly wounded in this weekend’s failed assault on the Kurdish-held northern countryside of Aleppo, a source in the People’s Protection Units (YPG) told Al-Masdar News.

Furthermore, the Kurdish source claimed its fighters had killed or captured 30 militants of Ahrar Al-Sham and various Turkmen-led Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions originating from the so-called Jarabulus pocket. Many more Islamist fighters were injured too.

Although opposition reports beg to differ, the YPG source claimed to have sustained only 4 injuries and zero deaths during the latest round of clashes. Sporadic skirmishes are also ongoing on the Manbij axis further east.

The death toll was recorded from June 15 until now and covers Turkish-led attacks primarily around the frontier villages of Ayn Daknah, Minnix, and Beluniye.

Prior to this highly-anticipated offensive in northern Aleppo, the Turkish Army deployed mortar, howitzer and Katyusha fire amid drone activities.

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Floriangeyer
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The Turkish Army is NATO trained, so its as expected really 🙂

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Erdogan’s regime purged Turkish army most able officers and men. Expect them to do as bad as the Russian army after Stalin’s purges.

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Like your army, LOL!
And next time, Malvinas will go back to Argentina and Gibraltar back to Spain. Say goodbye to the base in Cyprus too.
Sorry for the Malvinas but as we’ll be able to lease a few Rafales to them, thanks to BrExit, Dassault needs a little advertising at fucking some F-35+Typhoon for real and as BAe and the MoD fucked our 2nd aircraft carrier, you have no reason to have 2 when we have just one, zero will be a good number.
Sorry, “it’s nothing personal, it’s purely business”-Meyer Lansky
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Your incoherent ramblings are so annoying lol

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What the hell man, what’s with the anti-English nonsense?? The Falklands never belonged to Argentina and Gibraltar is as Spanish as Portugal. Don’t make me pull out the various cheese eating surrender monkey lines that are, as ever, readily available.

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The Kurdish youth took out the main Turkish army base for Euphrates Shield – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miarRsYVtCw – that’s just what their kids(!!) can do – take out the main forward invasion base! LOL! The Kurds are the winners, not even the whole Turkish army can take on the well organized revolutionaries. I guess they took all of Raqqa much faster than anyone, let alone Erdolf expected, and were able to pivot significant YPG forces back towards the Jarabulus pocket. Now Turkey is having to send in heavy reinforcements! Not even large NATO armies can take out a well organized, democratic revolutionary… Read more »
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Pretty sure the SAA is busy retaking half the country from ISIS.

And which is it, dipshit? Kurdistan or Syria? Pick one or the other. The Kurds don’t get to obfuscate about their territorial ambitions whenever it’s convenient for them.

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Excelente noticia, espero una ves tomada Al-Raqa los Kurdos vuelvan hacia el norte y expulsen a los terroristas de Erdogan de Siria.

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LOL these where just FSA militia, Kurdish BS. Just like always Kurds run when actual Turkish soldiers move in. Turkish military has over a 10-1 kill ratio against the PKK.

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First the AMN and SouthFront ‘reported’ that the Kurds had gone begging for the Ba’athists to come take over Afrin so that Erdolf wouldn’t invade, which the PYD refuted – the Kurds hadn’t. Then the Russians had to go and actually ask the PYD, and the Kurds told them the revolution bends to no elitist state bureaucrats! Then the Turks invade and get their ass handed to them and Russia has to negotiate so the Turk army can get their bodies back – http://www.rudaw.net/mobile/english/middleeast/syria/18072017 ! Hmm, who is the real force in Syria now?!. YaPaGa! YaPaGa! Now do the Ba’athist… Read more »
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Look at the french revolution 200 years later : exactely what you hate : an elitist state of bureaucrats.
But remember, you have a big friend : Turkey and the boss ErdoGolum ❗
Will not forget the kurds.

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And remember one thing : you need weapons to beat the Turks.
How you will get it ❓
AK47 is may be nice, but not enough.
At one point, you will need to go to negotiations for some kind of peace.
The area can not be in war for so long time.

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“The area can not be in war for so long time.”. Right, but in order to negotiate BOTH parties must be willing to do it. Is Assad ready to accept it? So far I haven’t seen evidence of it. Anyway, as far as Turkey (Erdogan) is concerned, I think they are aware that their unmotivated pet gangs alone can’t stand up to YPG. If they want to win against YPG they must be ready to pay a high price in terms of lives and materials. Surely Erdogan is, but the Turkish army? What happened in Al Bab is going to… Read more »
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Also, remember the failed Soviet invasion of Finland. Stalin had just finished purging the military of all it’s experienced officers. And about 12,000 fins held off almost the whole of the Red army, with nothing! Using logs at first to take out dozens of tanks, literally logs in the tank tracks, then molitov cocktails into the tank. Erdolf has purged his army who since Atta Turk has seen itself as the guarantor or non-sectarian governments. It’s whole identity is anti sectarianism, and now Erdogan is attempting to shift the whole existential basis of the Turkish Army, including actually moving all… Read more »
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Hint – the Turks are trapped in the Jarabulus POCKET! They are literally surrounded and everyone uses what in military parlance – ‘pocket’ – means death trap! Again, like Stalin’s general was able to do with Stalingrad to the Nazis. No different. You think the Kurds can’t complete the encirclement from Gazzientep?.. A Kurdish city?!! Don’t be weak minded fools you fucking Ba’athists.

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If, and I say if, Turkey really attacks all out, within the following misery, there will be one small nugget for the SDF : they will have the opportunity to stock up on captured turkish tanks and armor.

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REmember negations at Geneva some years ago : Russia and Syria asked that SDF will be included. Other parties denied this right.
Assad has not so much choices. A federal state would be possible. But it mean that the SDF is included in the Syrian army. Do they want it ❓

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Is Assad ready to accept it?

Are the kurds ready to accept it?
They have to claim again they want a federal state. But its mean the troops are common.

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The Kurds last week got a couple of heavier shipments one of 200 trucks and one of 90 trucks. They now have some fighting vehicles and, I suspect heavier mortars, shit tons of RPGs, and are heavily stocked with ammo. It is organization and the ability for the high morale, coherence and intelligence of a force to shift tactics and strategy on the fly which makes a fighting force. We have seen this with the YPG/YPJ, their morale is soaring!.. And Damascus has the equipment. Unite!.. Take back the all of the Golan Heights, all that oil in the newly… Read more »
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The French intellectuals of 250 years ago didn’t have half the theoretical and practical revolutionary understanding of your average 20 year old Kurdish girl, who has read everything from Proudhon to Marx to Bookchin, etc (we’ve learned a lot in 250 years!).. Humanity advances and we can try new logics for socio-economics. Or we can keep going with this real politic of capitalism’ logic, that wantenly destroys countries without a second thought… And which is going into another world war with China, Russia and the U.S., all nuclear armed this time. I’m an anarcho-marxist revolutionary, and because I live in… Read more »
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Ba’athists are socialists. Think what you want, but you will go in Ba’athists v2.
Must be freedom for all.

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I fully agree. One notices that Turkeys rethorics are beginning to shift. Now they are talking about Tel Rifaat and the other villages etc held by Jaysh Al Thuwwar. YPG will stand by its comrades there.

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