The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that Turkish forces have penetrated deeply into the western countryside of Kobani, targeting the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit’s (YPG).

Turkey recognizes the YPG as the Syrian extension of the outlawed Turkey-based Kurdistan Worker’s Party that it deems as a terrorist organization.

Turkish engineering teams accompanied the military forces and began digging trenches, raising barrier and building walls to secure the countryside.

The invading forces also targeted the YPG in the Jaregli area of Kobani countryside.

The siege of Kobani in late 2014 and into early 2015 became an infamous battle where ISIS had virtually captured the city, but ended up having a resounding withdrawal with a resurgent Kurdish fighting force with the backing of US-led coalition airstrikes pushing them back. Allegations were made that some ISIS units even attacked northern Kobani from Turkish territory and were supported by the Turkish military.

Share this article:
  • 324
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    324
    Shares
ALSO READ  Ex-Ukrainian lawmaker accuses ex-president of supply Syrian militants with weapons

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

10 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Janjak Desalin 1804
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Janjak Desalin 1804
2017-01-19 10:41

Any rational foreign policy office would steer clear of this entangled mess!

Daeshbags Sux
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-19 10:53

It’s time to get rid of Gollum…

PaulusGaming
Newbie
Commenter
Upvoted
PaulusGaming
2017-01-19 11:56
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Turkey has a disease called ypgphobia

miltiades
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
miltiades
2017-01-19 12:35
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

sure – but who can do it? the russians support him, and what can the kurs do to stop him – not to say get rid of him?

Stern Daler
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler
2017-01-19 15:54
Reply to  miltiades

Turkey is on a economic downturn already. Bomb a 1000 trash bins in the tourist areas to cut foreign money spent there. p.s. Putin and Erdogan are liked for the economic success during their reign. Destroy that to get a regime change. This means democratic victory.

Stern Daler
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler
2017-01-19 15:58
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

True but how?

Christian
Christian
2017-01-19 10:25

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has…ups… . is a singl Person with his “Putze”, an Assad hater, telling and write everything the West digtates him!

Pete
Pete
2017-01-21 13:23
Reply to  Christian

Maybe. But most of the time he’s correct.

Miha Semprimožnik
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Miha Semprimožnik
2017-01-19 11:31

Well this is just a confirmation of what we talked about last month seems Turkey has received Russia permission to settle account with YPG in Syria and all they have been waiting for is the departure of Obama. With the transition of power to Trump and if we take into chartering its disapproval of the current policy in Syria I would dare to say that ther is possible existence of an agreement Russia – Turkey which allows Turkey to battl YPG inside Syria in return for their support of territorial unity for Syria.

Nestor Arapa
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Nestor Arapa
2017-01-19 14:56

Mi solidaridad con los Kurdos, verdaderos luchadores contra ISIS, compararon a Kobani con un Stalingrado Sirio, me decepciona Rusia, da bienvenida a otros grupos que quieren caída de Assad pero excluyen a SDF, ahora seguro que guardará un silencio cómplice frente a la invasión Turca… YPG y YPJ luchadores de la libertad. Erdogan terrorista.