Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – For the second day in a row, the Turkish military has attacked the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern region of Syria.

Using heavy artillery from their howitzers, the Turkish military repeatedly pounded four towns controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces near the key border-city of Tal Al-Abyad in the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

Among the areas targeted by the Turkish military on Thursday were the towns of Yabsah, Tal Fander, Susiq, and Salib Qran.

No casualties have been reported thus far.

In response to these latest attacks by the Turkish military, the Syrian Democratic Forces have suspended their offensive against the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) in southeastern Deir Ezzor.

The reason or suspending this offensive is due to the ongoing security threat posed by the Turkish military in northern Syria.


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Nestor Arapa

Una prueba mas a tantas que ha existido, Erdogan sigue apoyando de manera indirecta a ISIS, recuerden que Erdogan pertenece a la Hermandad Musulmana, madre de todos los grupos radicales.
Muy pronto EE.UU. abandonará a SDF y dejará en bandeja a manos de Erdogan, lo digo por que EE.UU. no reacciona, no se pronuncia, se mantiene callado.


US are staying silent as they may have to take a serious decision. This poses them the dilemma to chose between two allies. Thus, many now think that Turkey is now still NATO only on paper.