BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Army and their rebel associates have recently intensified their attacks against the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) in northern Syria, despite the fact they are nowhere near the front-lines with the Islamic State (ISIS).

Turkish-backed rebels boasted on their social media accounts, Tuesday, about targeting the Kurdish forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

The constant harassment of the Kurdish forces is part of the Turkish Army’s plan in Syria, as their battle with the Islamic State is just a facade that is hiding their true intentions.

Fearful of a PKK (outlawed Kurdish group in Turkey) safe-haven in northern Syria, the Turkish Army has shifted their attention to the YPG and SDF controlled towns in the Al-Raqqa, Aleppo, and Al-Hasakah governorates.

While no major clashes have begun yet, the Turkish Army and their rebel allies have recently stated they plan on continuing their military operations until they seize Raqqa City.

This presents a problem because the SDF is currently involved in a heated battle against the Islamic State forces in the western countryside of Al-Raqqa.

Should the Turkish Armed Forces choose to launch this Al-Raqqa offensive, they will no doubt run into the SDF and YPG units that are surrounding the provincial capital.

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Daeshbags Sux
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If they go on, SDF will stop battling IS to attack them and IS stopping being under SDF attack is likely to put energy at fighting FSA too…
Anyway… Turkey go out of Syria, Cyprus and Thrace! Let’s make Constantinople great again!

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Seems. We need another French Prince Eugene of Savoy to lead the envisaged common EC forces in the defense of our borders.
And provided no Louis hinders us – we will make holiday in Cyprus.

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what they doing inside Syria…who allow them to come into Syria….the kurds are part of Syrian population they attacking Syria its an invasion.

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Yes it is! And still no UNSC resolution!

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Do You seriously expect a UNSC resolution against a NATO member and close ally of the US? NATO’s permanent UN Security Counsel members France, UK and the US would veto such a move.

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The US also has its troops inside Syria. These troops heps Kurds so for you everything is fine. Kurds, Turks, Yanks use ISIS as an excuse to grab Syrian land. Do you remember Hashakah?

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The Turkish attacks on the SDF prove the AKP’s ideological affinity to IS. Plus Erdogan’s in law profited from the oil trade with IS.
p.s. The Ottoman empire was a Sunni Islamist and Jihadi state and Erdogan plans to resurrect it.

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Maybe this is part of the Turkish recruitment drive for the Daeshis considering a clean shave?

“Dear Mujahid!

Come and Join the mighty FSA Ottoman Force! You can still kill the same Kurdish dogs, but for a much better pay (and under slightly less competent leadership than your old CIA run Islamic State)!”

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CIA isn’t implied into IS, they actually have vetted and trained some FSA groups and even pulled out from doing it before Obongo lost the election. It actually even led to some kind of rebellion into CIA, many resigning as they refused to train a new generation of jihadists, other sabotaged the training and if you know about it, it’s because several that resigned talked about it publicly in order to help torpedoing the operation!

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Not the CIA but part of the old Baath Iraqi services founded IS. There was an investigative “Spiegel” reportage about it. But You are IMHO right – the Ottoman ideology is what we now call Sunni Islamist and Jihadi. Erdogan in the Sunni AKP heads replaces the Sultan. He is the new leader of the Ghazi. The communist Kurdish YPG are the new kuffār. Worse they are apostates because they are so close to the Turkey based PKK traitors. p.s. Compare the video of the swearing in of the Turkish paid police near al-Bab. The ceremony is not neo-Fascist it… Read more »
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They aren’t Baathists. Just because some WERE in Saddam’s Military (in the case of Iraq) doesn’t make them Baath and it don’t mean they still are. Iraqi Baathism is NOT Wahhabism. Ayad Allawi was a Baathist, do you accuse him of supporting ISIS? Saddam killed Wahhabis too.

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Ex Baath cadres, service members and officers were among the early supporters of IS. They were Sunni out of jobs and wanted revenge on the new Shiite establishment and a position in live. Just read the Spiegel article about it. p.s. I did not mention Ayad Allawi. He was not involved. I know what Iraqi Baathism stood for and what it was fighting.

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Turkey liberate Raqqa ❓ WTF ? This sound like an enormous joke. ErdoFrankenstein will never kill his son ISIS. He is comming to help his horrible creation.

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Si Erdogan y sus mercenarios atacan a Kurdos Sirios, probablemente SDF (conformados por mayoría Kurdo, Armenios, Asirios, Arabes) deje de atacar Al-Raqqa y opte por defenderse de la invasión Turca, en conclusión Erdogan estará ayudando a ISIS indirectamente… El gobierno Sirio guarda silencio últimamente, espero que mantenga su posición inicial frente a la invasión de los terroristas Turcos… El mundo tiene simpatía por los Kurdos.

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Turkey can’t even capture al-Bab. How are they going to capture al-Raqqa? And without the help of the US, Britain, or France in defeating the SDF, the Turkish armed forces will in for a long, bloody, and ultimately fruitless war; such a war would turn into Turkey’s Afgahnistan.