Kurdish Forces Attack HQ Of Turkish Army In Southern Turkey

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Kurdish Forces Attack HQ Of Turkish Army In Southern Turkey

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On February 17,  the media wing of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced that YPG fighters had conducted a “special operation” against a headquarter of the Turkish Army in the village of Qiri Xane in the southern Turkish province of Hatay.

The Kurdish force didn’t clarify how the operation had been conducted or what weapon had been used to target the headquarter. However, it claimed that seven army soldiers and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters were killed in the operation.

Moreover, the YPG called on civilians in southern Turkey to stay away from positions of the army and the FSA. This may indicate that the Kurdish force is planning to conduct similar “special operations” inside Turkey in the future.

So far, Turkish officials have not confirmed or denied the YPG’s claims. However, several Syrian opposition activists confirmed that an attack took place in Hatay province.

Previously, YPG fighters shelled several cities in southern Turkey with Grad rockets. However, this was the first time when the Kurdish force claimed it had conducted a “special operation” inside the Turkish territory since the start of Ankara’s military operation in the Afrin area on January 20.

The YPG attack will likely contribute to the growth of the political crisis between Ankara and Washington as it comes only few days after the visit of U.S. Secretary of Stat Rex Tillerson to Turkey. According to experts, the YPG’s attack could put an end to any agreement the two sides reached during Tillerson’s visit.

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  • peter

    Where is reportedly agreement YPG with SAA?Probably USA stoped this process and story continues!

    • George King

      The only agreement being offered by the Syrian alliance is for the Kurds to completely disarm including personal weapons turned over to SAA as well as all resources and Syrian soil including all borders to the Syrian nation state. Some Kurds have refused at this point due to exterior forces of some Kurdish clans and US/Israel forces and funding.

  • Lupus

    Great job

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  • Occupied Alexandretta will be free!

  • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

    it is in the idlib area, where ISIS fighters left Alleppo to go to.

    • Bob

      Hatay Province is the south-western most province of Turkey. Though for historical reasons a substantial number of the Turkish nationals there would readily identify as with Syria more than Turkey.

      • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

        yeah, but when isis fighters were allowed to leve with their families from alleppo, they went to idlib,… where the urds were supposedly fighting them? yet kurds have idlib

        • Bob

          Militants were bused to Idlib Governate from number of battle locations when their defenses had basically collapsed against SAA and militants negotiated passage out. But Kurds not holding or fighting militants in Idlib – rather Kurds (YPG) holding and fighting in Afrin province which is in far north west of Aleppo Governate that neighbors Idlib Governate.

          • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

            southfront map shows all that territory is held by kurds

          • Bob

            No all of Idlib is most definitely not held by Syrian-Kurdish YPG. You need to check that map again, the color codes, and note the dividing line between Idlib and Aleppo Governate. The YPG are in far north of Aleppo Governate in the province of Afrin – ie where the Turks are currently attacking them.

          • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

            yeah my bad, thanks

          • Bob
          • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

            yeah my bad

  • Lloyd Yona

    Home Sweet Home Hey! They all picking on Heroes kurd`s.

    • George King

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      • Lloyd Yona

        Thank you i`m in Neath

  • Lazy Gamer

    Somewhere, theres people expecting that Turkey and Syria go to war and Russia be placed in a spot. Assad should strictly call for operations only within Syria and disown the ypg turkey branch

    • George King

      This is all developing according to Syrian alliance plan and all green given, no worries about any doubts should be given to anything other. The Syrian alliance will not be separated including Turkey’s part of good cop/bad cop chess moves.

  • Luigi

    Kurds will keep moving west until they reach the Mediterranean Sea. Iskenderun port will be part of Kurdistan.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      In your dreams!

    • George King

      There will be no Kurdistan, the Syrian alliance (which has Kurds landlocked among other things) has proclaimed “there will be no new Israel in the ME”. Your statement of reaching the Mediterranean is void of any reality of facts, this is why the alliance has allowed Turkish & FSA movement into Afrin, please note this cuts off any movement west to the sea and once completed if Kurds do not disarm and surrender all including personal fire arms to Syrian authorities as they move in to secure ALL of Syrian proper including border areas. You might also take note locations of Russian military installations Air & Naval and the reach of defense and offensive capabilities.

      • dutchnational

        You are correct. An independent Kurdistan will reach the Black sea near the Georgian border, thereby liberating the Laz people that live there. Given autonomy within a new Kurdistan, the Laz people can rebuild their almost destroyed culture

        • Jim Martin

          Its not helpful taking about an independent Kurdistan when the Syrian, Turkish, and Iranian Kurds are talking about State/Provincial/Cantonal autonomy within a Federal system. People should not give people such as Erdogan and Assad and others like them more ammunition in their perverse propaganda war

          • George King

            There is no going back after Kurds in Syria and Iraq over stepped the federated system when they moved into nation state soils and resources areas and laid claim to. Never forget never forgive going forward is expected and reality can be cold and calculating in such cases.

  • Bob

    Hatay province is inside of Turkey – if YPG personnel attacked inside of Turkey they just gave Turkey the causa belli to push onto Manjib irrespective of US. As Turkey can claim an actual territorial threat from YPG.

    • dutchnational

      What nonsense. There is already a war, if you hadn’t noticed. Invading another country with 45k military, causing, as they claim, some 2k killed already, destroying a region, some 400 civillians killed, that is not war?

      As far as the kurds are concerned, this is a war for survival and as Turkey has no barrels barred, neither will the kurds.

      • Bob

        That is irrelevant to my point – that a direct YPG attack inside Turkey makes it easy for Turkey to argue YPG and PKK are same faction and threat to their security. It is not wise course of action for YPG and will cost them politically.

  • jim crowland

    Congratulations to the noble Kurdish fighters!! beat to ottomans all the way to Ankara!

  • TiredOfBsToo

    No agreement of any kind with the US will be applicable between the Turks and US now that the US’s terrorist friends have openly attacked a Turkish HQ inside Turkey itself and bragged about it.

  • Ger

    Do not confuse the Turk proxies, involved in the north west Syria skirmishes, with the real Turk military. They have the second largest military in the NATO …… yet to be unleashed. The only thing holding it back is the American direct involvement/embedment with the terrorists. The Turks have two choices: Accept an American puppet state on and in their territory or raise the nerve to actually protect their land.

    • Florian We

      Turkey sucks the NATO dick, still and for quite some time. They will think it over well to break with the alliance. The number of soldiers is not an important factor. Air capability, ICBM’s, Special Forces etc. are. Also they lack of good and experienced generals and higher decorated leaders, they all where taken into jail by Erdogans islamist regime. I would not count on the turkish army which has been demoralized by the regime in Ankara. Maybe I am wrong but I think Turkey will continue its policy of a splitted tongue and the CIA is already sharpening their knives for Erdogan. Regime Change is in the air in Turkey in the coming years…

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Zionist fighting Zionist, it’s bound to happen from time to time over dividing up loot.

  • dutchnational

    YPG would not care about any agreement between Turkey and US as the US stated Afrin is neither their area of operations nor their responsability.

    As it is clear to anybody that Turkey is both the agressor and committing many atrocities towards Afrin civillians and committing war crimes, SDF/YPF are fully within their rights to drestroy any Turkish military or TFSA facility they can reach.