BEIRUT, LEBANON (01:18 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has claimed that they killed a plethora of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in a village to the west of Manbij.

The SDF, who are made up primarily of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), killed 16 members of the predominately Turkmen batallions of the FSA in Al-Bughaz on Tuesday night.

The SDF captured the village only yesterday, pushing the FSA with the backing of the Turkish military to hastily launch an offensive to take it.

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In the failed assault, an armored vehicle was also neutralized by the Kurdish-led forces.

Sporadic skirmishes have continued today.

Meanwhile, Turkey sent a new batch of T155 FIRTINA artillery tanks across its border to join the Manbij front line.

The YPG are the Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, a militant group that Ankara recognizes as a terrorist organization as it has led a decades long insurgency to get Kurdish autonomy in eastern Turkey.

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Looks like SFA and TA meet with realities now. They looked much better during their surprise attacks when the YPG or SAA were not expecting such an aggression.

p.s. The YPG is no extension of the PKK. The YPG is a self defense force of the Syrian Kurds which shares some ideology with the PKK but is an independent organization. I am surprised that AMN repeats the Sultan’s narrative. Especially because the difference matters for countries with a positivist approach to law. A mere extension of the PKK could arguably share its terrorist status.

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Kardeş, YPG is an extension of PKK. They share personnel, weapons, everything.. Besides.. Areas taken by YPG are not mostly Kurdish. So they invade territory. Instead of being against it, Assad regime even allow them to invade. YPG will be there, even after civil war is over. This has to change.

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Kardeş, I take Your word for it that the two shared personnel and weapons – or better that it is likely or can be proven by evidence that the PKK gave the YPG a first supply and recruits. I remeber their propaganda. AFAIK currently the YPG are supplied by other interested forces. But by the same logic the SFA would be identical with the GCC or Turkey or Jordan or the US. Turkey cannot make the plaintiff, prosecutor, judge and executioner against a group that is for the ethnic self defense of the Kurds in a foreign country. There are… Read more »
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The only invader is Turkey, BTW, Atatürk already invaded Turkish Kurdistan that was attributed to Kurds by the Sèvres treaty. YPG is not PKK. They don’t do terrorist attacks but be careful, we’re giving them already ATGMs and nice 20mm autocannons. You may have noticed that Milan-ER doesn’t flies as crappy as TOW. Have you heard of Mistral ManPADS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3c0NpYapM0 Well, this is MBDA gear. Pretty expensive for sure but, this is MBDA, meaning that you’re in great problems if these are shot. As there were shrinking budgets for our militaries until the last one, about 84 launchers have been… Read more »
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Every dead Turkmen = good Turkmen. Less problems in the future.

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A revenge for all the kurdish figthers(including woman)who where shot yesterday.
https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/scores-kurds-killed-captured-turkish-troops-kick-off-manbij-offensive-graphic-photos/

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IMHO yes. SFA thought they looked like great “heroes” when they kicked POWs caught in surprise attacks. Irony.

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16 is a very nice number 🙂 But I would prefer 116 🙂

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Lets hope the dead and I hope more terribly maimed Turkmen terrorists are part of the Al Zinki gang of thugs who cut the head off a defenceless Palestinian 12 year old boy in Aleppo and who filmed themselves doing it.

Lest we forget what the US armed, trained and funded Al Zinki barbarians did, I offer you this :-

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/aleppo-rebels-behead-a-child/

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SDF tiene derecho a defenderse y expulsar a los mercenarios invasores de la patria Siria.
SDF no cuenta con armas sofisticados, EE.UU. no proporciona armas a pedido del terrorista Erdogan (Hermanos musulmanes considerado terrorista en Egipto).
Cuando acabe la toma de Al-Raqqa espero que SDF lance una ofensiva para expulsar a terroristas de Erdogan.

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What a claim. Did they count the dead? No. It’s a dirty propoganda.

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Exaggerated death counts are normal in war.

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Well, very likely about +350k dead in Syria since Turkey smuggled an army of jihadists and mercenaries into Syria… Maybe 400k?

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