Aleppo, Syria (8:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) began its new military campaign in northeastern Aleppo on Wednesday, targeting the key border-city of Jarabulus, which sits at the northern bank of the vast Euphrates River.

The nearly 1,500 Free Syrian Army fighters crossing the Euphrates River into Aleppo have been joined by several soldiers from the Turkish Special Forces.

Preliminary reports from northeastern Aleppo indicate that the Turkish Special Forces have already crossed the Euphrates and entered the Aleppo Governorate.

While it may appear that the Turkish military is fighting to destroy the Islamic State along their border, they are most likely participating in this battle at Jarabulus for other reasons.

The primary reason they are attacking Jarabulus is due to the large presence of Kurdish and Arab fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces that are positioned just south of the city.

Taking Jarabulus before the SDF reach the city would divert the latter from capturing another Turkish border-crossing.

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Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-08-24 07:27

Well at least the ISIS position here is fucked, knew the Turks couldn’t get away with Shelling Kurds attacking ISIS so they take the territory for themselves. Smart move for once by Turkey.

Deny Nurdin
Deny Nurdin
2016-08-24 07:33

Let em kill each other….

Julia Wraith
Julia Wraith
2016-08-24 07:06

Turkey is ISIS so Turkey will not be in Syria to fight ISIS, but attempt to destroy the Kurds. TURKS ARE SCARED OF KURDS.

hype333
hype333
2016-08-24 08:37

kurds are too strong, and are submissive to americans & israel.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-24 09:52
Reply to  hype333

Err, isn’t Erdogan a friend to Netanyahu now?
Get infos on YPG ideology… You may have surprises : in such kind of philosophy, you consider the commies as… right wingers! You can be sure they’d prefer Venezuella or China sending aircrafts to help them…

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2016-08-24 12:54
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Erdogan is no enemy to so-called israel.

Theo
Theo
2016-08-24 13:52
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Why you dont get infos about Assad ideology?? It is leftist ideology as well!!! Yet Kurds decided to take their cominism ideology and wipe their asses with it…congrats they provocked invasion and final desmembering of Syria…dispeacable what they have done, keep on trust US and Israel YPG…

Segi Nus
Segi Nus
2016-08-24 08:01

Why shouldn’t they? It flows right through the middle of Turkey.

Chris Bean
Chris Bean
2016-08-24 13:01

Was Turkey or the US invited into Syria ?-I think not..