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A Day Of Violent Escalation And Expectation In Syria

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A Day Of Violent Escalation And Expectation In Syria

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October 20th was a day of escalation in Syria’s north, with casualties on most, if not all sides and October 21st dawned with an expectation of even more fighting and preparations for the ensuing chaos.

Most significantly, several explosions rocked the US-led coalition garrison in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf, where some 200 American troops are deployed. Arabic media reported that five suicide drones struck the garrison.

The attack was reportedly carried out by Iranian-backed forces. The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, vowed to response “very harshly” to the October 13 Israeli airstrikes that targeted the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. That attack reportedly originated from the direction al-Tanf.

It all began on the previous day, when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) boasted with its reinforcements on the northern frontlines sent there to deter a Turkish ground operation against the Kurdish groups in the region, in which many civilians would also suffer.

Then “a series of unfortunate events” ensued, beginning with an IED attack on an SAA bus in Damascus city that left 14 SAA soldiers dead.

Then, near the frontlines, a large explosion rocked an SAA ammunition depot on the outskirts of Hama city, along the Hama-Homs highway. Reports put the casualty number at 6, all possibly members of the National Defense Forces or Iranian-backed factions. The reason behind the blast was dubbed a technical failure.

Later in the day, Turkey carried out a drone strike on the northeastern Syrian town of Kobane which is held by the US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The drone strike came just ahead of the expected Ankara operation against Kurdish forces in the countryside of Aleppo, where Kobane is located.

Prior to that, artillery of Turkish-backed forces hit positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Tel-Tamr in Syria’s Hassakah governorate. Several areas were targeted, and it is very apparent that Turkey’s increased activity in the past several days is preparing the situation for the upcoming operation.

Possibly taking advantage of Ankara’s forces and proxies being focused on the Kurdish-controlled areas, SAA and its allies are turning their attention also towards Greater Idlib.

On October 20, 10 people were killed and at least 20 others were wounded in a series of artillery strikes that targeted the town of Arihah in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

The strikes were attributed to the SAA. The town of Arihah is a well-known stronghold of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib.

HTS and its allies shelled several artillery positions of the SAA in what they claimed to be a “response” the strikes that targeted Arihah. No casualties or material losses were reported.

It is a week of escalation, and all sides are expecting the others to make the first move so that chaos ensues. It is highly likely that Turkey cannot focus on both defending the so-called “moderate opposition” in Greater Idlib, while attacking the Kurdish-controlled areas, and Damascus and its allies are betting exactly on that.

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Chris Gr

SDF and HTS will be defeated and the next battle will be between Turkey and Syria and Damascus will be invaded.

Idlib's coming home

yeah, and after that alexandria, cairo, casablanca, from there, erdogan will ride a horse across the atlantic then conquer the US capitol himself.

Chris Gr

Don’t say bullshit

Icarus Tanović

He got to, because you have to eat something.

Chris Gr

You will eat a nice beating soon. You will become blue.

Icarus Tanović

You will receive my dick with bucket of flowers.🌺

Chris Gr

You are impotent that’s why you are so complexed online…

Icarus Tanović

No, you are virgin, that’s why you are so faggy online.

Michel LeBlanc

Not a chance buddy. Iran will never allow the turkish maniacs to have their way.

Chris Gr

Because they are allies anyway?

Gregory Rasputin

Far from it. Iran isn’t heppy with Emperor Erdogan’s Azeri hillbillies in Armenia.

Chris Gr

Somewhat yes because Iran wants to have good relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan.


turks are fags .

Putin is a ZioWhore

True. Turks are fags and midgets.

The Oracel

The SDF is a threat to eastern Turkey in hte YINON Plan.

Either way Syria wins. Let the Turks destroy the SDF and the USSA has to leave and Syria gets its oil back. Once Biden gets the blame is openly called a traitor to the USSA for selling out the Kurds another USSA ally like in Afghanistan and he is forced to puts really painful sanctions on Turkey to collapse its economy and kicks them out of NATO

Turkish forces will have to leave Syria and any who remain when Russia, China and Syria attack can be destroyed along with ISIS forces in Idlib.

Chris Gr

What are you saying here?


“moderate opposition” called so by who? Anyway, it is highly likely that Turkey can do both, defend its occupied territories and go on the offensive against the SDF. Remember that Turkey has a full-blown modern army, unlike e.g. Syria.


Volatility in the region is no doubt increasing. Who benefits? Technically everyone. In reality only the SAA & their allies have proper international legal recourse.

Every other party in Syria are operating as terrorist or hostile actors. This gives the Syrian government leverage to destroy legitimate targets at will. The turks, americans, british, zionists are acting as hostile terrorist forces, they are fair game. hts pigcrap should be first on the chopping block followed by kurdish traitors.

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