8 Syrain Border Guards Killed In Turkish Shelling West Of Manbij – Reports

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8 Syrain Border Guards Killed In Turkish Shelling West Of Manbij - Reports

Turkish artillery near the town of Kilis in south-central Turkey fire across the Syrian border on February 16, 2016. © Bulent Kilic / AFP

8 members of the Syrian border guards deployed to villages west of Manbij have been reportedly killed in Turkish artillery strikes.

Reports on the issue appeared on March 9 in various pro-government blogs but there was no confirmation of the incident from the Syrian government.

The Manbij is now conrolled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Kurdish People’s Protection Units is a core of the group.

According to pro-Turksih sources, clashes are now ongoing west of Manbij between ‘the Syrian opposition’ (pro-Turkish militant groups) and the Kurdish “terrorists” (SDF). The advance of pro-Turkish forces is backed by the Turkish army.

However, according to available photos and videos there are a high number of Syrian servicemen and even Russian troops are now deployed west of Manbij, additionally to the US Special Forces which already operate in the area.

Thus, if the casualties among Syrian government forces are confirmed, this could lead to a major escalation among the key players of the conflict.

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  • MeMadMax

    “villages west of Manbij ”

    THIS is NOT the so called “Border” of syria… GET IT RIGHT: TURKEY IS INVADING SYRIA WITH MILITANTS… THEY ARE THE SAME AS SAUDI ARABIA!….

    • PZIVJ1943

      A border guards “unit” is deployed in this area. Anyways the story may be false, another lie created by FSA. They are to cowardly to fight, so they make up BS.

  • Trustin Judeau

    I think it is false.I talked to tahta and he denied shelling of border guards

    • FAGOTT

      Do you have military connections?

      • Trustin Judeau

        I dont but he has.This is why I talked to him

  • gold37

    Whether true or not, time to kick Turkey out or revoke their NATO membership!

    • John Whitehot

      it was already time several years ago, but don’t expect that to happen, unless something utterly clownish like Turkey invading Greece or Bulgaria occurs. Not that it’s all that impossible, with Erdogan in place.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    Why should Syrian troops suffer in the hands of untouchable Turkey Erdogan while their fighting for mother lands freedom.As long as Erdogan has this fake friendship with Putin brave SAA members while be ambushed.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    Bomb Erdogan military artillery and jets and troops their also shoot Syrian jets.Why should Syria be control by some devil who worship allah the devil.