TOPSHOT - Turkish-backed fighters from the Free Syrian Army stand in the Tal Malid area, north of Aleppo, as they fire towards Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in the village of Um al-Hosh, in the area of Afrin, on January 20, 2018. Turkish forces began shelling the YPG enclave of Afrin from frontier Hatay province, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. Turkey has said repeatedly this week that an operation to oust the YPG from Afrin is imminent and has massed troops and armour on the border. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels continued their advance in the northern countryside of Aleppo, today, seizing two more towns near the government strongholds of Al-Zahra’a and Nubl.

Backed by Turkish airstrikes, the Turkish-backed rebels managed to capture two towns from the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) after a short battle this afternoon.

According to a military source in Aleppo, the Turkish-backed militants seized the towns of Kimar and Barad after Turkish airstrikes repeatedly struck their positions near Afrin city.

As a result of this advance, the Turkish-backed militants are now only a few kilometers away from both Al-Zahra’a and Nubl.

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Bob
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Why has Turkey open access to Syrian sky? What’s the deal Putin made with the wannabe sultan?

James
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I assume as long as they don’t attack the SAA then it doesn’t matter much if the turks or YPG traitors are there. It will be recovered later on, but right now it looks like they have higher priorities.

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Stern Daler

A no fly zone is needed. Else Turkish pilots use pre Lausane treaty cards to navigate. And they think the are in Turkey. Erdogan told them so.

brdlip
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Both towns former YPG-held territory. FSA/Turkey still mopping up Afrin. NDF is just wasting their men’s lives there.
If FSA pushes to Tal Rafat, OTOH, my guess is there’ll be fireworks.

Bob
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So that’s not Syria?

GEOFF
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It’s Syria, but it was technically kurdish held territory… they aren’t directly attacking SAA lines. yet.

Droid
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Kurdish held territory is still part of syria. It is still part of a country.

Omar Chaudhry
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Almost all the NDF men their are also Kurdish, and the rest are not Shias from Nabl and Zahra.

The Syrian gov’t shouldn’t push too far. Turkey will eventually have to leave this region, and the Salafi terrorists they leave behind will be slaughtered.

Datuk Bandar
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Datuk Bandar

Winning Ghouta whilst losing Northern Aleppo and AL Qadam. A strategic ‘masterpiece’. NEVERTHELESS THE RESISTANCE OF THE AGES CONTINUES EVERYWHERE INSIDE THE TURDISH OCCUPIED TERRITORY:

AFRIN Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018, 20:59

YPG fighters destroyed a military vehicle of Turkish army with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) in Afrin’s Bilbile district on Wednesday.

YPG Press Office released a footage of a Turkish military pickup truck being destroyed by YPG fighters with an ATGM.

Several soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack.

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Nestor Arapa

Muy pronto Turquía se quedará con parte del territorio Sirio, Erdogan y sus terroristas sirven en estos momentos de distractor al gobierno Sirio, vemos que al sur de Damasco ISIS avanza.

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When Assad and Russia faces a nations who got jets and weapons as them they can’t do s**t, but fighting mujahedin who only got ak47 they think they are superior but still loses, good erdogan annihilation to the max on those Zionist assadist dogs and Russian goons

ziad
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ziad

l**o,,when syria decides it’s time you will see all your beloved turkish maggots being shot down and there ground forces getting wiped out by massive barrages of artilery and SS missiles you moron

Daeshbags Sux
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A good mujahedin is a dead mujahedin : everybody is happy : he’s with his Allah and we got rid of just another bloodthirsty cockroach…
If the Zionist were in, the Ankara jackal would be pushing up the daisies now. Unfortunately, despite air-marshal Eshel pressuring to act against Abu Bakr favourite roaches and terminate them in 48 hours, Bibi refused. A terrible decision : all this sh1tt would be finished for a while and it would have built great friendship between the two nations.

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you forgot 2011 how SAA downed a turkish F4?