DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:50 P.M.) – With rumours mounting that the Turkish Armed Forces may interfere in the battle for Raqqa, the US Army toured the Kurdish-held border town of Tall Abyad on Tuesday afternoon.

In a related event, US coalition representative Brett McGurk met with commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and officials of the newly established SDF-linked Raqqa Civil Council. The latter group will control the predominately Arab city of Raqqa once it is captured entirely by Kurdish contingents.

Last week, reports indicated that Turkish choppers had entered Syrian airspace and were spotted flying above Tall Abyad, a town in northern Raqqa which was bombarded by Turkish artillery units not long ago.

Elsewhere in northern Syria, dozens of Turkish Army tanks were deployed in northern Aleppo and may spearhead an offensive there, ultimately looking to drive the US-backed SDF back towards the city of Efrin.

Remarkably, these recent events put two staunch NATO allies at odds with one another and may increase tensions between Washington and Ankara.

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Floriangeyer
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An outbreak of hostilities between Turkey and the US would certainly be rather entertaining 🙂

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And even interesting : by demolishing Turkish Republic, going against all principle of democracy and secularism, Turkey only deserve that the long overdue Sèvres treaty end being applied in a modern way.
And BTW, Turkey has nothing to do in Cyprus, Thrace and especially Constantinople.
Ottomans are not welcomed in Europe.

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

i swear everytime you come here to leave a comment, i get a headache, what the f**k are you even talking about? it’s like your not watching the same things everyone else on this news site is watching, your just here to spread confusion. nobody here is dumb enough to believe your dumb a*s. but in your opinion appearently The US can do no wrong, i bet you think ISIS is real don’t you? i bet you think the US is the f*****g justice league or maybe even the avengers? NO! they’re invaders and every force there that is opposing… Read more »

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ziad welds

right on,,this idiot is always here commenting with long a*s winded articles that have nothing to do with anything and confusing as he sometimes speaks highly of USrahell and other times against and then leaves a bunch of info about weps and military equipment and goes on and on as if anyone reads his dribble,,sick of him as well

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Stern Daler

You do not understand him because You lack history knowledge. He said nothing about the US but suggested that some old treaty that dismantled Turkey should be finally applied. Turkey currently occupies not only Syria. And making Turkey smaller would solve the problems of all Turkey’s neighbors.

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

trust me, he has a bigger goal than you think. if only you could see his other comments

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Note that SE Turkey falling in PKK hands with US help would make the Nabucco pipeline project definitively scrapped and the hope of driving Qatari gas through Syria and Turkey totally void, same for the linking of Georgia and Azerbaijan… It’d made nonetheless Damascus furious about it but Ankara too with relations also soured between Riyadh and Doha, the evil alliance between Doha, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington seems falling apart, moreover, the M.Brotherhood has lost Egypt and Tunisia, their jihadists have failed to deprive EU from being linked by pipeline to Niger, Nigeria then Ivory Coast but also from taking… Read more »

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Some Russian patrols would also be necessary in Afrin canton.
Führer Erdolf shall be contained and his proxies and troops that invaded northern Syria sent packing.