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 (12:00 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) launched several artillery shells towards the town of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo this evening.

According to local activists, some of the militant artillery shells hit a Russian Army post in the Tal Rifa’at area; this attack reportedly wounded one Russian soldier.

The Russian military did not respond to the attack, nor did the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops that are present in this area.

In the past, the Turkish-backed rebels have heavily shelled Tal Rifa’at and its surroundings, with these attacks often targeting both the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Arab Army.

Tal Rifa’at was captured by the YPG during their northern Aleppo offensive against the militant forces in 2015.

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FairsFair
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My opinion. The FSA prodding the bear is on a hiding to nothing. They just put a target on their backs for the RuAF

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

Yes bad move. They’re P.O. The RuAF is effectively destroying the supply lines, equipment, and terrorists nests. I think it shows they are defeated and do not have any strategy. Russia does not take kindly to attacks on its police keeping forces. Reprobates causing more pain to their loser jihadists.

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Like Russian BETRAYAL IN AFRIN? HOW APPALING! ‘friends’ of MERDolfgan GENOCIDALS after the shot down of a fighter ana assassination of a diplomat! HOW APPALING!

Penny
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Penny

Do not be impulsive! Be patient! Vladimir is playing a game. The Russians know the Turks. They do not trust them. They are playing a game against USA. Now USA lost, now Putin will impose his will on Syria’s soverignety. Turkey however plays a double game. The Russians will respond. They already have made announcements against the safe zone. They will take more actions. They just act with a strategy. Trust them, they are the most decent.

Mohamad
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Mohamad

RUSSO E PUTIN NÃO SABEM COMO DERROTAR OS JIHADISTAS DAZ 5 ANOS E NADA
PUTIN E UMA PUTA PERDIDA

Mohamad
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Mohamad

RUSSIA SO MATA CIVIS, ESSA GUERRA TA PERDIDA PRA ASSAD

hestroy
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hestroy

LOL, I just love wahhabi imbeciles like you.

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Jaziel

You have to remember FSA is just doing the work for Turkey and the other way around.

Penny
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Penny

Turkey will be punished. The arrogance of Erdogan will have a response. Good luck to your people!

Mohamad
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Mohamad

ESSE URSO E BOIOLA RUSSIA NUNCA FOI POTÊNCIA DE NADA

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Nestor Arapa

Sin duda Erdogan quiere distraer la ofensiva en el sur de Idlib por parte del ejercito Sirio, pero si la fuerza aérea Rusa debería de responder o simplemente no quiere perder amistad con el gobierno Turco sin importar el pueblo Sirio. pregunto???

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

Well if that is considered a strategy then they’re stupid. The ones paying the cost will likely be their pals in the south and those trapped on the mountain.

Penny Smirlis
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Penny Smirlis

Bad move. I foresee in the end, Putin finishing off Emperess Catherine’s work

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Jaziel

This is “Turkish troops” attacking and killing a Russian soldier, and then no response. In a way, I can understand it…
But I have no respect, sooner or later they have to stop the Turks, just as they have to stop Israel.
It seems like those two countries can do whatever they want.

Am I right or am I wrong?

Penny
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Putin will respond, believe me. He just simply does not act impulsively…. I believe that Erdogan is doing everything to destroy Turkey

Mohamad
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Mohamad

SOLDADOS RUSSOS SAO BUNDOES NO SOLO
ISIS DEU UM PAU NA RUSSIA EM PALMIRA E MAZDA
ESQUECERAM?

Mohamad
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Mohamad

MORREAM 8 SOLDADOS RUSSOS, IEEEEEE ALEPPO NAO ESTAVA LIVRE? OLHA A MENTIRA