DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2: 00 P.M.) – Turkish Special Forces arrived, today, at northern Aleppo countryside to shore up its proxies in what might be a new crackdown against the Kurdish forces.

The reinforcements – greatly welcomed by local residents – were deployed to help the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield – a coalition of FSA-affiliated factions – expel the Kurdish fighters from Tal Rifaat and other nearby towns as battles between the two warring parties re-erupted recently.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has vowed to use force to drive out the Kurds from the towns and villages they had seized earlier, accusing them of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Arab inhabitants.

Even though Turkey has officially declared the end of the Euphrates Shield Operation (aimed at securing the borders against the Kurds as well as Islamic State), its proxies are still controlling large swathes of territories along the borders to prevent both the Kurds and ISIS from threatening the Turkish national security.

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piet saman
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piet saman
2017-06-21 14:35

They will find the same resistance as Daesh found in Kobane.

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Rodney Loder
2017-06-21 15:09
Reply to  piet saman

You mean al-Arab don’t you, which it was before Brazani came to kick Brother Baghdadi out and the Americans of course bombed them to oblivion so Kurds could live there, which they never did before .

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piet saman
2017-06-22 00:50
Reply to  Rodney Loder

No, i mean Kobane/kobani , if i would meant Ayn Al-Arab i would have written that. I know its the official name but if i would use it that no-one whould know where i was talking about. And yes they YPG did receive help from coalition and Peshmerga but receiving help during war is not that weird, Assad forces consist out of large foreign units like Hezbollah, iranians, iraqies, russians, afgahni. And according to different sources the city was a majority kurdish populated town with also arab, turks and armenians minorities.

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2017-06-21 22:27
Reply to  piet saman

If turkey wasn’t open the bordergates for sdf , kobane would fall to ısıs.

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piet saman
2017-06-22 00:38
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If Turkey did not let Peshmerga trough ( not SDF ) tham konane would have fallen eventualy, cant say for sure but it was the most possible outcome.
But this does not change my statement that they will meet the same resistance that Deash met in Kobane. The kurds were outnumberd, outgunned and had only light weapons on the ground, nog armored vehilcles like tanks or artillery.
Still they held out longer than Daesh expected.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-22 01:25
Reply to  piet saman

Actually, it wasn’t the Peshmergas but the PKK that came to help in Kobani.
Many airdrops of gear and supplies by FrancoGermania…
Who knows, maybe bad-a*s SOFs like Commando Trepel, etc airdropped too (equiv to SAS/Navy Seals… The guys that if you know they’re coming for you, you run to the hills and you run like h**l)

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piet saman
2017-06-22 02:18
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http://aranews.net/2014/10/first-unit-peshmerga-enters-kobane/

Both PKK and Peshmerga where active in battle for Kobani

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G Dean VanGaya
2017-07-12 17:32
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I’ve seen extensive footage and talked with many people who’d know, and it’s widely stated that Peshmerga from N. Iraq in Rojava at all is almost entirely a lie.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-22 01:04
Reply to  piet saman

Biji Rojava!
Glory to our komrads in YPG!
And as a good fascist is a dead fascist,
Islamofascists deserve the same treatment.
Oçalan for pre in Turkey!

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Assad must stay
2017-06-21 15:08

Kurds should ally with the syrian government, unlike what they were doing last time. There is no place for a game with 4 actors.

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Soizic
2017-06-21 17:50

I agree entirely

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-22 01:08

They are already so but don’t say t too loud : it’d become more expensive for Russia having to do all air strikes while US military budget is 10x bigger than Russian 😉

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya
2017-06-22 22:14
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shut your dumb a*s up

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ziad welds
2017-06-22 01:52

actually this is something i predicted would soon happen as a retaliation response by assad and putin ,in fact i believe he got permission from them to enter syria the first time in order to split the kurds while assad and putin kept there hands clean,,,,they are allowing the turks in to fight the dirty rat kurds because they keep making trouble for the saa,,this is gonna be a nice headache for the yanks too,,enjoy

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G Dean VanGaya
2017-07-12 17:34

The Syrian government is for the people. The peoples’ direct democratic assemblies are set up by the YPG/YPJ liberation. They are the Syrian people, and Assad, if he cares for Syria, can negotiate with TEV-DEM and the local assemblies and confederate the country, like Switzerland, which has never been successfully invaded.

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Stern Daler
2017-06-21 15:38

“– greatly welcomed by local residents –” How does that author know?

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-22 01:11
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The residents must all be in al-Zenki, that’s why 😉
If even EU doesn’t want Turkey in, why Syria would 😉

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Cyriak Papasissis
2017-06-21 17:22

Once upon a time the SAA , in a friendly gesture & to save troops for other battlefronts , gave up control of Tal Rifaat to the Kurds. Now the Kurds taste the results of their treacherous behaviour towards the SAA in Raqqah-Tabqah front.

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Soizic
2017-06-21 18:06

Once upon a time, il était une fois, kana ya ma kan…
But I suppose that there is a lot of kurdish factions differently positioned with SAA.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-22 01:17

Look well west of Manbij, around Al-Arimah :
http://isis.liveuamap.com/
The orange colour means jointly held by SAA and SDF 😉
And it was SDF that invited SAA to do so!
High time to destroy the BS spread by the Turkish puppets

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Dr. James Padgett
2017-06-21 20:49

If the Kurds want to follow the U.S.-Israeli plan to harm and partition, more power to the Turks to do them in and stop them from doing so.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-06-22 01:06

They’ve ALREADY MADE IT CLEAR MANY TIMES :
At the very difference of Bazrani-mafia in Kirkuk,
PYD doesn’t seeks independence for Rojava.

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ziad welds
2017-06-22 01:58

actually this is something i predicted would soon happen as a retaliation response by assad and putin ,in fact i believe he got permission from them to enter syria the first time in order to split the kurds while assad and putin kept there hands clean,,,,they are allowing the turks in to fight the dirty rat kurds because they keep making trouble for the saa,,this is gonna be a nice headache for the yanks too,,enjoy

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G Dean VanGaya
2017-07-06 20:20

Dr. James Padgett, I am quite certain you are counselling for near genocide based on the repetition of falsehoods. The TEV-DEM direct democracy with an Arab tribal leader as co-chair of the Federation of local, direct democratic councils and Syrian Christians fighting alongside in the self defense forces, is not ‘Kurdish’… It is the only legitimate direct democracy in the Middle East, and that polity, which was faced with digging it’s own mass graves at the invasion of ISIL or, yes, taking arms from the U.S. creators of ISIL to survive and grow that direct democracy, is insisting to have… Read more »