DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – Kurdish forward units in the Efrin region are on high alert after massive deployments of Turkish armored vehicles were spotted arriving in northern Aleppo on Tuesday.

Ahead of the suspected offensive, the Turkish Army lit up the skies over northern Aleppo on Tuesday evening, targeting a string of Kurdish-held villages with artillery fire while reconnaissance planes hovered above the battlefield throughout the day.

Meanwhile, an amateur video emerged reportedly showing dozens of Turkish Army tanks arriving in region, likely to spearhead a brand new offensive aimed at connecting the northern Aleppo pocket with the rebel heartland in Idlib.


For Ankara to connect these two large rebel-held regions, it requires the Turkish Armed Forces and vetted Islamist rebels to push through roughly 30 kilometers of territory under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a staunch US ally which is regularly supplied with weapons by Washington.

If a rebel supply line were to be established, the armed Syrian Opposition would be strengthened significantly while Turkey could reinforce its influence over Idlib province where the hostile Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) group remains the most powerful group.

To complicate matters even further, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian Army also have soldiers stationed in the SDF-held region to mend ties between the parties.

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Lisa Karpova
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When I heard talk about kurds getting a notion of working with ameriKKKans and israelis to carve out a piece of Syria for a kurdistan I immediately thought “sic the turks on them.”

What a mess, don’t want the turks there either so let them kill each other.

Jan Smit
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You heard wrong. The Kurds are not working with Israelis to carve out a piece of Syria. Please spout your ignorance elsewhere.

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ziad welds

idk what to make of this anymore,,in a way im glad if the turks can suppress the kurds and upset the yanks east of idlib and leave afrin alone but then again these bastards are illegally invading syria or do they have syrian/russian silent blessing? it’s a catch 22 and what about russia saying they will target any planes or ground movement ?? so are they giving the turds a pass here?? this is becoming a complicated cluster fuck

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The last part is the most telling. The Turkish troops are not there to fight the SDF but the Syrian Arab Army and Russia.

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Mark my words. This is the scenario I’m envisioning. The Turkish troops are amassing there in preparation for a combined large scale military aggression against the Syrian government forces and their allies. The Kurds are just a cover. This is the US plan ‘B’ in action. The Turkish Army will attack from the North, joined by the SDF from the East, the US and al-Qaida from the South near al-Tanf, and the Zionist supported al-Qaida in Dara from the West while the al-Qaida cells still in al-Gouta will make a run for Damascus under heavy US, Israeli and co air… Read more »
Daeshbags Sux
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More likely : Sèvres treaty v.2.0. YPG invades southern Turkey, linking with PKK with both EU and Russia’s help, maybe even the US one (as they are now fearing to lose ANY influence in the ME, it’s even why they began to help the Kurds while EU and Russia were already doing this! Moreover, they also need to terminate the Frankenstein monster-child their failed ME foreign politics has indirectly created as, by cornering Iraqi Ba’athists, these ended teaming with Iraq’s al-Qaeda split-off, in other terms : IS) It’s high time to have NE Cyprus and Constantinople back into Europe, moreover,… Read more »