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Hard Times For Turkish Troops In Syria: Convoy Came Under Attack In Greater Idlib

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Hard Times For Turkish Troops In Syria: Convoy Came Under Attack In Greater Idlib

Turkish forces are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

On April 8, a convoy of the Turkish Armed Forces came under attack in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist groups are active.

The Turkish convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) as it was passing on a road between the towns of al-Bara and Ehsim in the southern countryside of Idlib. The targeted convoy was carrying supplies and troops, which arrived from Turkey earlier, to a number of posts in the region.

Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq, a newly-founded al-Qaeda-linked group with unknown origins, claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a statement, the group said the attack was carried out to avenge Muslim women in Afrin -in the northern countryside of Aleppo- who are being insulted by Turkish soldiers for wearing Islamic veils.

“One of the units of Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq targeted a military convoy of the Turkish NATO army on the road connecting between the two villages of Ehsism-al-Bara in Jabal al-Zawiya- south Idlib countryside. And that is in revenge for the Muslim women who were degraded at the hands of the Turkish forces because they were wearing Shari’i dress. And strikes were achieved, praise and thanks be to God,” the statment reads.

Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq cells carried out many attacks against Turkish forces in Greater Idlib since emerging in November of 2020. Several Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of the group’s attacks, which were carried out with IEDs, sniper rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.

The Turkish Ministry of National Defense has not commented on the attack in Greater Idlib, so far. The ministry usually acknowledges any fatalities in Syria within 24 hours.

Turkish forces are experiencing hard times in Syria. A day earlier, a missile attack by Kurdish forces in Afrin claimed the lives of two Turkish service members. Ankara made many enemies as a result of its intervention in Syria.

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Hye

Let the rats kill each other… inshallah 😀👍

Just Me

Wait till the idiotic Turks get involved in Yemen on the orders of their Ameriswine and Wahhabi masters. They have already airlifted 500 Syrian headchoppers to Aden to block the Ansarallah advance in Marib, not going to change a thing on the ground. The headchoppers are stealing in Aden and so far have refused to go to the frontlines. The Saudis are paying $1500 month for the scum. Corrupt Turk MIT officers take another $500 cut as “recruitment fee”.

Jens Holm

High inflation, where You live. Too much gas from both ends too.

John Tosh

How I Got into trouble with the Central Intelligence Agency.

My life now is hard. Any restaurant I walk into in the USA regardless of the city, a text message with my picture gets sent to the chef, owner or waiter for a few drops of a clear looking liquid to be sprinkled on my food. This chemical caused severe stomach and gastrointestinal discomfort enough to have concerns of a myocardial infarction.

How did I earn this new role in the USA? By simply using an unfortunate ability I thought was cute when I was a child but now has made me live a life of misery. When I go to sleep most nights I see things around me like women having babies (as a kid my neighbors used to walk up to me to ask if they were going to have a boy or a girl. This was before ultrasound in a developing country. I also see global events , murders and destruction. Always something todo with new life as in babies or death as with wars.

I have tried to see lottery numbers or positive things however for some reason I don’t. Only things affecting me personally.

Unfortunately I found the CIA committing murders and planning plane crashes, wars, creating terrorists like ISIS or Boko Haram. The CIA using the world bank and the IMF to impoverish millions leading to the death of children. I wrote about the IMF as it affected a country of interest and hence the CIA zoned in on me.

I wish I never had this ability. I wish I was a plane Joe. Now despite my honesty and hard work, the CIA has stolen any chance of me getting into a medical residency. So I am a doctor without the ability to practice as one. Instead I work as an assistant while the CIA constantly make plans for me to lose such jobs. I move from city to city with the same outcome. This is my miserable life all because of my God given abilities.

One would think the CIA would use my ability to prevent disaster but no, those retards only have more stupid ideas that intimately leads to the end of the USA.

This is my miserable life in the USA

Sam

can we talk pls?

John Tosh

You do realize the CIA is monitoring this site. Anything I say to you will put you in the same predicament I find myself. May not be a good idea.

Just Me

The CIA is full of inbred rednecks and Jews and could not find its A$$ on a sunny day, ever wonder why the US is the most hated country on the planet and a global joke? The stupid dumbasses have over 150 million unemployed living in abjject poverty while spending trillions on lost wars for Jews. Smart eh!

Ashok Varma

US suffers from “exceptionalism” hubris and CIA panders to that delusion in a changed world. US economy is in tatters and it is involved in wars all over the world, while peaceful Asia rises.

Jens Holm

I compare them with others too. You are not even alowed :) comment image .

Jens Holm

Its very good Israel was made, because You already needed a lot extra excuses for so many times, You are not able to handle things Yourself.

Geopoliticalobserver

There was a Dutch guy here on Southfront who got investigated because of his remarks here and it went viral news in The Netherlands his name is Jim Farla

Ashok Varma

CIA is a Hollywood fiction. Their record is epic failure at all counts.

Jens Holm

Of course they do iddie. You too.

Sam

its not political its about my health. pls

John Tosh

What is your question ?

Sam

is there anyway i can email, or write u on some other way. pls its urgent email sammyhadaya@gmail.com

Raptar Driver

If they are so omnipotent you would be dead already.

Ashok Varma

CIA is a Hollywood fiction like 007 movies. In reality it has been a total disaster for the US globally.

Jens Holm

its always “THEY“. and NEVER “YOU“.

There is no You. You are vcitims as only sheep, goats and pigs are made for random or systematic eating by Masters Choise.

So You blame the wrong people. CIA is no nice people too.

Jens Holm

Mijav propagandacomment image

Band Itkoitko

Mr. Josh, congratulations for the dramatic approach. Yet, if you really have a
severe gastrointestinal discomfort every time you go to a restaurant, you need to visit a gastroenterologist.

Just a note, somebody being nuked and people being tortured and begging for their lives is not something we enjoy.

John Tosh

I had a girlfriend who was initially did not believe this and she had the same discomfort. Now I cook my food and yes, no more abdominal discomfort because I have stopped eating in those restaurants.

Cheryl Brandon

HAHAHAHAH

Blas de Lezo

Turkeys are getting slaughtered all over like is thanksgiving. Yummy.

Just Me

Rare photo of Iranian special forces operating in Idlib.

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Just Me

Hezbollah and Iranian Special Forces combined unit in Syria

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Just Me

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Just Me

Russians and Iranians in Syria

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Ashok Varma

Erdogan is a Wahhabi MB shill and human life has no meaning to him and his corrupt family who are profiting from the bloodshed in Syria. It is just the poor peasants that are dying, not Erdogan’s children.

Jens Holm

They are spendables as Your kind too as some common version of contraseption.

Frank

Turkey has empire aspirations on a welfare budget.

Ahson

lol…..good one Frankie…..lol

Rancilio

The CIA has a long hand! :))))))))

Just Me

Indeed, for W ANK ING!

Jens Holm

And You love it. Or else You had no connection to the rest of the world.

Jens Holm

We all see that. Its having fun toocomment image

farbat

sunnis cant do what shia are doing simply because you have no leaders nor does sunni sect have cohesion and the only thing that unites turks at the moment is turk turk turk uglu uglu but that isnt really going to go well for long so they should stop being such retards

Jens Holm

I see none of that just as the 95% non shiits.

You also are very incorrect about religion cant be runned well in local darkness or light.

Your fatal mistake is You ignore sekularisme is importance not if You are shiit or not.

farbat

muqtaba sadr is like the most extremist mullah in my view basically he is like shia daesh but even he cant do as he pleases

farbat

these people are just hurting west asia all together and what they are all together is agents of the west

Jens Holm

Thats right. Romans, Gresk and Alexnder should come back and dont forget Egypt as well.

Monsanto might sponsor the needed change. Didnt You come from China:)

Raptar Driver

Turks are good for only one thing.
Fertilizer!

Just Me

Iran Strengthens Military Presence in Eastern Syria and deploying heavier weapons

Iran, a major backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime,
controls parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour,
particularly areas along the border with Iraq. With the help of
thousands of foreign and local militiamen, Iran’s elite Islamic
Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has consolidated its hold over a large
territory in Syria since the beginning of the country’s civil war in
2011 despite desperate attempts by US and Israel to block Iranian influence.

In recent weeks, Iran has stepped up efforts to recruit local men
into its militia ranks in Deir el-Zour, local news media said.
“In addition to its foreign Shi’ite militias such as al-Fatemiyoun
and al-Zainabiyoun, Iran has been recruiting local Syrians to become
part of its Syrian militias,” said Omar Abu Layla, director of Deir
Ezzor 24, a news and research group focused on developments in eastern
Syria.

In recent weeks, Iran has stepped up efforts to recruit local men
into its militia ranks in Deir el-Zour, local news media said.

“In addition to its foreign Shi’ite militias such as al-Fatemiyoun
and al-Zainabiyoun, Iran has been recruiting local Syrians to become
part of its Syrian militias as its tightens its grip on the Iraqi-Syrian border,” Iran is now deploying heavier artillery and air defence systems in the region to support its ground operations.

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Jens Holm

Most of that is pure propaganda of the worst kind. Not even Iranians believe in that.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Iran has been recruiting local Syrians into the National Defense Forces [NDF] militias since nearly the start of the war. At first it was only Shia’s being recruited into the NDF but for a couple of years now they’ve also been recruiting Sunni’s into various other NDF militias that they fund, especially in Deir ez Zor, and last year they even managed to get one of the Druze factions to join the NDF.
You should read more opposition news Jens, the local Druze leaders in As Suwayda are really upset with Iran, they accuse them of using the new Iranian sponsored Druze NDF militia as drug runners and bandits.
And Iran not only recruits local Syrians into the NDF militias, it also directly recruits them into the SAA 1st Corps 4th division, and Air Force Intelligence, which is something the locals in Darra and Quneitra also complain about.
So believe it Jens, it’s not propaganda, you’re actually the one perpetuating misleading propaganda.

Jihadi Colin

Sultan Erdoğan’s babies are getting uppity and hitting his own men. Oh dear.

Ashok Varma

Turkey has totally self-destructive policies, it is a fragmented weak state at war with half its population and all its neighbours, just like the Nazis it sympathized with in both World Wars. It neither has the financial means or military means to destabilize the region. Russian softness has allowed Turks to get a false sense of adventurism, it will cost them heavily.

Jens Holm

You are from the BLA BLAH tribe or just affiliated??

Proud Hindu

10000 Somalis starved to death in famine in 2011

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Convoys attacked, fuels depots and trucks blown up, and [ex] local insurgents creating mayhem on a daily basis, LOL, it seems nothing seems to be going right in Erdogan’s promised land, and this is supposed to be the safe zone that all the Syrian refugees living in Turkey are supposed to return to, I wouldn’t want to live there.

FlorianGeyer

It appears that the ‘democratic’ NATO supporters of world terrorism are now faced with their supporters being willing to murder Turkish soldiers because the jewhadi’s consider in normal to kill someone who has been rude about the cloths of their women :)

Its almost as bad as living in US ‘woke land’, where the ‘wrong opinion’ can be deadly.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

In the religious fanatics world having the wrong opinion can get you stoned to death, and in the woke world having the wrong opinion means you end up being ostracized and ridiculed on National TV, with all the LGBTQI celebrities piling on for extra effect, lies, hidden stories and hidden agendas all focused on maliciously destroying the opponent and sticking him/her in jail, or stopping an unwanted agenda.
So wouldn’t it be nice if we could choose the middle ground just for once, I’m getting tired of only having 2 choices.
And I’m not so sure the ‘given’ excuse is the real reason the group attacked the Turks, I suspect it has a lot more to do with Turkish/Russian cooperation than it does insults and offense. There are quite a few terrorist and moderate opposition factions who are currently vehemently opposed to any cooperation between Turkey and Russia, and I think they’re the ones responsible for forming this new group.
I think I prefer living here in Australia as imperfect as it is, at least I feel safe here from both my fellow citizens and my government, at least most of the time, and hopefully you also enjoy the same privilege wherever you are.

FlorianGeyer

The media in recent years has regressed to being a ‘Church Sermon’ that must be accepted to avoid eternal damnation.

I fear that only a global apocalypse can bring some semblance of balance back for those whom survive.

The UK is fast adopting the controls of serfdom, in all but name.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

“The media in recent years has regressed to being a ‘Church Sermon’ that must be accepted to avoid eternal damnation.”

LOL, I think that’s a good description of this recent media phenomenon

It’s the same here in Australia, at least in the mainstream media, many careers have been ended, reputations destroyed, legacy’s tarnished, and all in the name of egalitarian justice, nowadays cries of offense have become the new weapons of mass destruction, poor old Piers Morgan found out the hard way didn’t he.
Times change Florian, you should know that, the bad old days of sending in soldiers to force us into slavery are over, now the DJ’s and celebrities do the same job the soldiers used to do, but they do it without using whips and chains, and don’t we love them for it. :[
Apocalypse, I hope not, just stop the rot at the source before it spreads any further, and for me the source of all this madness is the LGBTQI movement, so we should all do exactly the same thing Putin did back in 2005/6, bring in laws to stop the LGBTQI promoting their literature to children under the age of 15, though I might change that to 17 if I could.

FlorianGeyer

The problem is that those who are daring to speak out against or even think in a manner that does not accord with the current high priests ideology are those who have historically been the bedrock of egalitarian thinking and ideas.

We, in the West, consider the actions of ISIS, Al Nusra and co, as being barbaric and living in the ’12th’ century.

The frightening thing today, is the regression of the Woke USA and her allies who currently have the ideology of ‘ Its my way or the highway to ruin’. At the end of that path is a place where murdering people for having different opinions in gruesome ways will be regarded as ‘normal’.

The easiest ways to possibly halt this slide into increased barbarism are localised civil wars. Few Western High Priests are willing to place themselves in the line of fire, their Khazarian lineage is the reason for that.
A targeted assassination of these people and their followers could be the way forward. Hiding in a bunker is of little value if 1000 people are occupying the environs of a bunker. There are 1001 ways to smoke them out or dig them out :)

The problem though is the availability of weapons in most countries of the West. The police and military leaders have been hand picked by the high priests ( Chatham House and Common Purpose etc) for about 30 years now.

Covid has demonstrated how easily vast swathes of the population who are willingly submitting to their past freedoms gained in the West since WW2 being ‘cancelled’.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Those that dare to speak out are condemned by what ever ideology they belong to, whether it’s western ideology, Islamic ideology, anti western ideology, LGBTQI ideology, or any other ideology.
A river only flows one way because water always follows the path of least resistance, but every now and again you get a back current that can slowly turn the course of the whole river, the Gandhi or Mandela effect.
The SF platform is an excellent example of fearing to speak your mind because you might have an out of step opinion, I’ve had many dozens of people tell me they’re too afraid to say what they’d like to say because they know what will happen if they do, luckily for me that’s never been much of a concern.
I don’t think we need any more wars to help us stop anything, we don’t even need to silence anyone, what we need to do is give everyone a equal voice, but just as importantly we need to make sure accurate information is always available so we can all make reasonable decisions.
In the world we live in now propaganda seems to be the only news available, and it comes in many different flavors, that’s why I sample everything. Usually I prefer vanilla but sometimes I find some of the other flavors more enjoyable, so I like to have a spoonful of this and a spoonful of that and then decide which flavor I’m going to scoff down.

In my home state of Victoria our premier went mad with power and used the Covid Virus excuse to impose Nazi like restrictions on some areas that he thought warranted oppressive measures. He locked up a pregnant woman just for having a contrary opinion on social media, he locked down several housing blocks without providing adequate assistance, stopped some businesses from operating despite the fact they weren’t overtly affected by the Virus restrictions and posed no risk to public health, but stupidly then let the virus out due to poor management of quarantine facilities, and sadly most Victorians still love him. :[
He is our LGBTQI premier so I wasn’t surprised by his Nazi like behavior, people who want little boys and girls to use the same toilets are always extreme in everything they do.
But overall I think we handled the Virus pretty well here in Australia, the severe lockdown restrictions were practically draconian but they also saved a lot of lives, and now we seem to be in a better position than most other countries who didn’t enforce oppressive restrictions. Our economy is booming and domestically we’re practically back to normal, so sometimes you just have to take the bad tasting medicine if you want to get better.
I know the UK has had a really bad time with the Virus and still hasn’t recovered fully, so hopefully now the vaccine is available things will start to get better, in the UK and everywhere else.
I’m hoping you weren’t directly or indirectly affected by covid, but stay safe whatever the case is.
Cheers.

FlorianGeyer

The world in all its fragmented parts has only thrived when there has been a semblance of balance in all that we do, in my opinion.
Much of the world today , both rich and poor, is in a period of great imbalance.
Historically, it has been the case that only a complete breakdown of some kind has restored balance, and then the cycle of avarice begins its journey to ruin once more :)

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Yes the end of Empire always means the start of a new one, but it would be nice to break the cycle, no more Empires I say, just people, – and of course animals and plants too. :]

FlorianGeyer

Biden is said to be supporting the ‘Virus’s matter’ campaign now that Prince Philip has died. He was was reported on camera as he said ” When I die I want to come back as a virus”.
The promised 3rd wave will be the ‘Windsor Mutation’ :)

Willing Conscience (The Truths

And I’ll bet it strikes in California first, Meghan better watch out.
I always liked Prince Philip and he is right, there are too many people, so he was being both funny and smart, – or maybe just being sinister, I’m not sure. :]

The Objective

It’s a war zone mate. there’ll be skirmishes once every while. Compared to other parts of Syria, Idlib is indeed a safe zone.
Any news about the Syrian constitution dispute? I think it’s the first step to ending this war.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Your side seems happy with the latest progress and is looking forward to the 6th round of talks, but Assad isn’t saying anything, so I’m afraid you’re probably going to be a lot happier with the results of the 6th round of talks than I will be.
The only other parts of Syria that Idlib is safer than is the Turkish occupied northeastern territory in Ar Raqqah and Al Hasakah.
And the only real problem that Assad has is in the southern territories of Darra and Quneitra, and most of that trouble is caused by the Muslim Brotherhood who still have affiliations with the ex FSA fighters who are very active there, though sometimes they act with justifiable cause where Iran is concerned.

Ahson

man, wake up no? Biden’s pulling out, in case you didn’t hear the news…..All this camel jockey moderate vs head chopper vs shitbilly drama is done! As usual, big daddy Iran’s winning.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

“Biden’s pulling out”,
That’s news to me, and also very hard to believe, you’ll have to link reliable statements and articles to confirm that assertion.

Ahson

under this header Al-Jazeera just announced 2 days ago:

No timeline as US to move remaining combat troops out of Iraq

Same with Reuters, same on Press TV same on BBC/ CNN Asia Times/ SCMP…..all others to.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

We were talking about Syria so I assumed you were referring to a Syrian withdrawal.
And I’m afraid the withdrawal from Iraq is old news, Trump was advocating for a withdrawal last year and took steps to make it happen, Biden’s just continuing the process.
And with Trump in power I would’ve believed they would pull out as promised, but under Biden I’m very doubtful the US will pull out, they just give lip service and stall like they usually do.

Ahson

An Iraqi withdrawal by default means a Syrian withdrawal. The US position is increasingly untenable in Iraq. There are daily ambush/ IED attacks on supply convoys now. Iran will just increase the tempo. It’s done it before, which led to a US withdrawal in 2012. Not a problem for Iran. This is one of the issues of contention on the nuke talks btw. Iran’s refusing the US request to stay in Iraq, while the US is hinging the removal of sanctions on this premise. You getting the drift?

Willing Conscience (The Truths

I don’t see the US withdrawing from Syria, just the opposite is happening, they’re beefing up their presence.
The US position is untenable in Iraq, that’s why they seem to be relocating their assets to Syria where they’ll be more secure, but they’ll still pose a threat to Iranian interests in Iraq from their new locations in Syria.
I’m still not convinced Iran is out of trouble, in fact I’m convinced Biden will start something, but only when he’s ready and thinks he has enough International support, then I think Iran will be in big trouble, at least in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.
Hopefully I’m wrong.

Ahson

man quit joking no?……lol…..Who’s goin invade the SyRaq now? You? busted ass bankrupt turkey? or tiny irrelevant Israel? Or Biden goin come down himself with a million troops to invade Lebanon, Syria and Iraq like its 2003 again?……lol. There are only 2,500 US troops in Iraq and less than a 1000 in Syria. Get real no?

Willing Conscience (The Truths

I wouldn’t put it past Erdogan, he still wants just a little bit more of Syria, Ain Issa and the M4 highway.
But I hope your right about Israel and the US, I don’t want to see Syria become meat in their sandwich with Iran, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

The Objective

For the opposition, Idlib is certainly the place to run to.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Or die in.

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