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FSA Commander Reveals Targets Of Upcoming Turkish Operation In Northeastern Syria

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FSA Commander Reveals Targets Of Upcoming Turkish Operation In Northeastern Syria

Abu Hatem Shaqrah, leader of Ahrar al-Sharqiyah, on the right side.

The upcoming Turkish military operation against US-backed forces in northeastern Syria will likely target the border city of Tell Abyad and several villages around it, Haitham Afisi, the leader of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) told the news outlet Enab Baladi on December 12.

“We are ready for any military campaign east of the Euphrates,” Afisi added.

Few hours earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that the operation will be launched within a few days. However, he didn’t provide further details.

A source told Enab Baladi that commanders of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) have been holding meetings with military officials in Turkey for three days now. According to the source, Abu Hatem Shaqrah, leader of Ahrar al-Sharqiyah, is attending these meetings.

Ahrar al-Sharqiyah is one of the biggest Turkish-backed FSA groups in the northern Aleppo countryside. The group played a key role in the Turkish military attack on the Syrian-Kurdish area of Afrin earlier this year.

The ongoing meetings in Turkey indicate that Ahrar al-Sharqiyah will be leading the upcoming attack on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Turkish military will likely limit its participation to “command and support” in order to avoid any military confrontation with U.S. forces in the region.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    yes exactly send the proxies to die good process of eliminating them.

    • potcracker2588

      u sure r a plain and simple idiot……..like a sheep u keep following …without once using your brain to THINK.. u still dont see it .. do u??? u keep following what THEY TELL u to follow….like alice in wonderland back in the rabbit hole…..

      ALL of them sit on the same table..no exception….its all a theatre play for the 99% of sheep…wake up…..time is running out now very very very fast………do your own THINKING and dont let them tell u what to think….

      were u thinking when u wrote “send the proxies to die good process of eliminating them.” ???

      ever play chess???? if u do, u know what a pawn is…..so tell me… why use pawns in chess???

      “good process…..”???? thats just one move….but what is the goal?the agenda?

      u folks r thinking in very very very short times…very bad chess players…..and u still believe in good here and bad there…good usa or bad usa or good russia or bad russia good uk or bad uk…
      simple question…..which folks have more in common with eachother…putin and trump or trump and may or putin and may or the 99% of sheep with either of them 3???

      i´ll give u another hint…thats rather new breaking news if u want…
      2018..what happened in CHINA thats a real breaking news??? check it out

      China has the first officially united nations recognized DICTATORSHIP
      and remember what the EU and UK and USA and russia said??????

      all jolly good!!!! never ask yourself wtf is going on??? no, never came to your mind to think about such a move in the year 2018???and all are happy and jolly….

      • greatndit

        so, after your long explanation….
        are turk will attack sdf or not ?

      • Ricky Miller

        You just made very little sense. His point was clear and plain. Yours was hidden in a volume of superfluous nonsense, if there was a point at all.

        • PZIVJ

          Not very clear or concise is it ??? and way to many question marks ??? :D ???

      • Brother Ma

        So what is your point!!!

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        cut the crack and stop self medicating idiot.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Brave Turks! “Advancing” behind the skirts of their terrorist mercenaries.

    • John Wallace

      Exactly what the US does with the SDF .

      • Potato Potato

        But nobody really claims US soldiers are super warlike or anything like that. You should listen to Turkish trolls going on about how their soldiers are the bravest in the world or some nonsense like that lol.

        • John Wallace

          That had nothing to do with my reply which was about using others to get covered in blood so they didn’t. However on your point I know from experience many countries claim their forces are the bravest and / or the best which may be more about pumping up their confidence before they realise the realities of war. That being said the USA certainly falls into that category as well. As well means they are not the only ones to do it .What do trolls who have never faced war know anyway. However in the First World War when Turkish troops arrived at Gallipoli they were told they didn’t come to fight but had come to die for their country..And die they did . They were pretty brave and fought bravely with honor.At the end of the day this war is total bullsh* t so don’t care how many in this battle get hurt or worse.

          • Brother Ma

            Rubbish. The Turks arriving in Gallipoli were so uninformed they thought they were fighting the Greeks! The Greeks didn’t enter the war till a year later!

            Kemal did say that to them to put spirit into them and it did work.

          • John Wallace

            You say Rubbish ??]

            then turn around and AGREE with what I said.

            ” Kemal did say that to them to put spirit into them and it did work.”

            As for the rest of your comment ? Who was talking about that , not me..

            Thank you.

          • Brother Ma

            You implied they were informed and brave yet they were stupid and cowardly. Kemal stopped the retreat at the point of a gun and only then did they stop to fight bravely once he said that to them. Big difference.The Devil is always in the detail.

            It was also the last time a Turk fought bravely.

          • John Wallace

            I have no idea where you get I implied they were informed. They were told they came to die for their country. That is all I said they were told . Nothing else so how do you get implied they were informed about what was going on or who they were fighting. As for the rest , don’t care couldn’t give a sh.t about Turkey. All I care about is Assad survives the bullshit and regains complete control of his country.

          • Brother Ma

            Ok friend then we agree because that is what i want as well. Rat Turks , zionatoists and their towelhead headchoppers out of Syria altogether.

          • John Wallace

            Yes fully agree and we should go to a pub and argue the finer points over a beer and whoever wins the argument pays.

        • Brother Ma

          Turkish soldiers are braggarts when winning and whimperors when losing! Yuk!

    • Brother Ma

      Haha! Following American practice of off- the-books soldiers! Haha!

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      their not terrorist or mercenaries.their Freedom fighter .Turks we only support them

  • Sephy

    I never thought it’s gonna come out of my mouth. Go turkey, fuck’em!!

    • Brother Ma

      May they kill each other and Syria can walk in in a bed of roses.

  • R Trojson

    Send the terrorists to test US weapons. Remember the 200 Russian mercs killed going after US backed forces and an oil field months ago? These Turkish terrorists must be gluttons for punishment.

    We all know these threats are just part of Turkey’s support for ISIS. They want every last Kurd back home in the North defending their villages, women and children not killing ISIS in SE Euphrates

    • Brother Ma

      I don’t believe the crap about the russian mercs but do believe the Turks helped and still help ISIS.

      • R Trojson
        • John Wallace

          It wasn’t 300 Russian mercs but a collection of different tribal groups and a number ( unknown ) of Russian mercs who thought they were being allowed to take control of an oil field . The had no defenses against an air attack and were caught in the open by everything America had available.. So no surprise they suffered such casualties and one should be cautious too assume that will be the norm against defended troops.

          • R Trojson

            Clearly the 300 dead mercs were part of a battalion sent to overpower the US coalition forces protecting an oil field. This was a major Russian operation sending 600-800 well armed fighters on a mission. Certainly Russian intelligence knew it would not be a cake walk, that is why they sent a well armed battalion.

            Do you lay the blame on Russian Intelligence for not telling them they would be in the open? Or for sending them without any air support?

  • badgery

    May be a good time to drop an airborne division or two around Ayn Isa and Tishrin dam. Just set up some toll booths on the roads there and Assad can charge about $100k per NATO vehicle passage. Easy money.

  • Christos Pratis

    Turks the most coward soldiers of all the times always others fighting ahead once genitsari now terrorist mercs……….

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Cristo you should know how . Turks fight you seen it many times

  • potcracker2588

    LOL and folks believe this bs..unfuckingbelievable how easy it is to manipulate people nowadays….
    so u folks seriously lol, believe, that turkey(nato) will send its proxy groups to fight the usa´s(nato) proxy group, without total prior and with full knowledge and approval of nato??? r u folks here brainwashed, or just plain simple stupid????

    maybe i should make it easier for u to SEE and understand……….

    The country OCCUPIED in the north by the NATO member turkey is SYRIA

    The country OCCUPIED in the east by the NATO member USA is SYRIA

    Do u SEE it now???

    • greatndit

      so turk is just bluffing and not going to attack right ?

    • Ricky Miller

      I see what has been in open and plain view: The USA/France/UK goals in Syria are far different than Turkey’s. Hence the support for different goals and different groups. Not at all hard to understand.

      • Brother Ma

        All arsehole invaders that need Syrian /Iranian and Russian hot lead to rain on them.

    • PZIVJ

      I don’t know potcracker. Those two checking out the maps look pretty serious.
      Or they may be thinking: “Oh crap, that’s a big area and I can’t read maps well”. :)

  • Potato Potato

    Wtf is the dude on the left wearing a mongolian helmet? LOL

    • John Wallace

      It is a Turkish Otterman Bork Ertugrul Dirillis Fur Leather Winter Cap.

    • Brother Ma

      Bashibazouk’s Turk bootlicker hat.It is to tickle American masters’s balls when he licks his master’s boots.

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Basibosuk orospu coco Anani siktigim.thats your job make sure you do it Gently licking