Map Update: Military Situation In Northwestern Syria On March 23, 2018

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The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are working to secure their gains in northwestern Syria.

On March 24, the Turkish military claimed that the area of Afrin is under “complete” control of the TAF and the FSA. However, the situation in the area remains complicated. Sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) are still capable of conducting hit and run attacks deep in the rear of the Turkish forces deplyed in the Afrin area.

According to local sources, the TAF and the FSA are still struggling to remove all the mines and IEDs planted by the YPG across the region. Syrian pro-government experts speculate that Ankara will have a notable time before the area will be fully secured.

Map Update: Military Situation In Northwestern Syria On March 23, 2018

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  • Get Real you Turkish Ba.e.tards.you cant have a greater Turkey like the Turkish people think they are gong to having.

    • Luna

      Okay.

      • Artimus Gray

        Alright.

        • PZIVJ

          This discussion is starting to bore me, upvotes for everybody! :D

          • as

            Upvote for you :D

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  • John Brown

    Its about Turkey not being destroyed as part of the Yinion plan for a greater racist supremacist israel.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Turkey is in dire want of having it’s ass handed to it. Not that I have any love for the Kurds.

    • Skagos

      Cry us a river fucktard. PKK has been saying that for 30 years. They don’t even hold a rock in Turkey.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They hold a fair size chunk where Turkey has no control what are you on about crazy Turk.

        • RichardD

          The Kurds don’t control Afrin or any areas in Turkey that I’m aware of. There are no no go areas in Turkey for the Turkish government. If the Kurds try to set them up, the buildings are demolished and the people resettled elsewhere:

          “Turkish authorities have destroyed substantial parts of many Kurdish inhabited cities including Diyarbakır, Şırnak, Mardin, Cizre, Nusaybin, and Yüksekova. …

          According to human rights organisations since the beginning of the uprising 4,000 villages have been destroyed,[274] in which between 380,000 and 1,000,000 Kurdish villagers have been forcibly evacuated from their homes, mainly by the Turkish military.”

          – Kurdish–Turkish conflict (1978–present) –

          I couldn’t find any information showing no go areas in Turkey not under Turkish government administration.

        • Luna

          BS.

      • Feudalism Victory

        Then why is erdogan so hell bent on invading neighbouring countries to remove them?

        • Skagos

          Not sure what is the point of this question? Any country would target a terrorist organisation that is stationed right under its borders. Are you… i don’t know… a normal person? I mean, your question is just weird… Like duh? Why wouldn’t Turkey target a terrorist organisation that is hell bent on breaking Turkey’s territorial integrity? wtf

          • Why doesn’t US invade drug cartel run Mexico then?

          • Henk Poell

            Remember what Erdogan did when Turkey had a terrorist neighbour – ISIS? He happily traded oil for assistance. But then he/you don’t consider ISIS to be bad news?

          • Skagos

            The hell are you talking about Erdogan for? He can go fuck himself with his ISIS jihadists.

          • Feudalism Victory

            If the pkk has no power and hasnt for 30 years why do they necessitate a broad military intervention against other states? Wouldnt simple police work in turkey suffice? Are the pkk attacking across the border? Not that I heard of. Of course turkey is obligated to protect itself but it doesnt follow he can say pkk and then seize territory outside his borders.

            And no not any state would act like this. Almost all would police their borders(from their side) and work internally to repress or god forbid under cut the terrorists support by enabling positive development for ALL its citizens.

          • Skagos

            “Are the pkk attacking across the border?”

            Is this a joke? Or a serious question? Are you fucking insane or borderline insane? Where do you think PKK is attacking Turkey? From Istanbul? Of course its attacking across the border WTF?!!?

            “it doesnt follow he can say pkk and then seize territory outside his borders.”

            United Nations Security Council Resolution 1624: The Security Council called upon all states to adopt measures necessary to prohibit incitement to terrorist action and deny “””safe haven””” to persons where there is credible evidence that they had been involved in such conduct.

            United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178: Decides that with regard to foreign terrorist fighters, member states shall prevent and suppress recruiting, organising, transporting or equipping; prevent and suppress financing.

            UN Charters | Charter 51: Article 51
            Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.

            Turkey has the right the pursue the terrorists to their safe heavens and clear them there.

            “If the pkk has no power and hasnt for 30 years”

            I didn’t say the PKK had no power. I said in their 30 years of fighting they don’t even control a stone in Turkey, that’s why they are launching terror attacks instead of war against Turkey.

            Also, PKK will never end because its not based in Turkey. It’s main bases are in Qandil Mountains in Iraq. Unless Turkey goes there and clears the area; PKK will continue.

            “Wouldnt simple police work in turkey suffice?”

            Police force against mortars, ATGMs, RPGs? No comments.

            “And no not any state would act like this.”

            :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Hilarious.

          • Feudalism Victory

            Erdogan is Turkeys enemy.

            https://ahvalnews.com/counterterrorism/how-turkey-has-avoided-major-terror-attacks-last-year

            https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/borzoudaragahi/turkey-security-policy

            What terrorism? Wheres the mortars the atgms? Wheres the rpgs?

            And if its ok for turkey to seize other states territories then it sets itself up for the same treatment. Try not cry to much when an arab european coalition is dividing turkey into occupation zones.

          • Skagos

            https://www.reddit.com/r/Turkey/comments/4m0s6i/turkish_military_seizes_ussweden_made_at4/

            https://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticlePrintPage.aspx?id=2578360&language=en

            https://xn--anadoluajans-d5b.gov.tr/en/turkey/turkish-soldier-martyred-in-pkk-mortar-attack-/675258

            https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160828-pkk-launches-an-rpg-attack-on-turkeys-diyarbakir-airport/

            There are like thousands of such attacks. You can just google it.

            “And if its ok for turkey to seize other states territories then it sets itself up for the same treatment.”

            If Turkey, one day, says that the villages or other settlements we hold are OURS and will be joined to Turkey’s territory, you can say this.

            And if Arabs or EU starts getting attacked by terrorists that have safe heaven in Turkey and Turkey refuses fighting them; sure, they can do it.

          • Feudalism Victory

            Those articles are from 2016 the reddit one is just a couple picks doesnt mean much.

            Now I know there has been big fights before but now with the invasions seems to be happening in a lull. I think they had success fighting within turkey and are carrying on to other countries.

            I dont believe for a second erdogan intends to withdraw from anything. He might say its temporary for years then have a referendum to annex it.

            More likely he has plan to divide it with israel and the neo colonial powers.

          • Skagos

            Indeed those articles are from 2016. Which means, there are such articles from 2015, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012 and on and on.

            Right now PKK has nothing in Turkey. They lost in Turkey, Turkey is taking the fight them in Northern Iraq(Kani Rush, Avashin, Basran, Zap regions).

            Realising this US is carring PKK from Iraq to Syria.

  • RichardD

    This is interesting that the YPG/PKK/SDF are being cleared back to Syrian government lines, but the Syrian government controlled areas are evidently being left alone. This says to me that there is an agreement with the Syrian government coalition to this effect.

    This could lead to a two front war against the Jew world order secession attempt east of the river. With the Turks clearing a buffer zone east of the river along the Syrian border overrunning all of the Kurd majority areas to the Iraq border. Which would leave the remaining area east of the river south of the buffer zone in the hands of non Kurd majorities who will be less inclined to take orders from Mossad agents.

    The US is unlikely to attack a NATO member involved in border security operations in a war zone in a neighboring non NATO state. And in the unlikely event that the Jews decide to attack a NATO member, any Israeli attempts to attack Turkish forces risk running the gauntlet across the Syrian/Russian no fly zone west of the river.

    I think that what we’re going to see is the implementation of well prepared plans for the reclamation of administrative control east of the river by the Syrian government as additional resources are freed up as the mopping up operations west of the river wind down. Undoubtedly accompanied by nonsensical howls of protest coming from Jew world order governments. Of the type that humanity has grown tired of long ago.

    • PZIVJ

      Your post is too dam long!
      To put it simply the Turk/FSA advance has halted. LOL

      • RichardD

        Your Israelistan nightmare is going away. No more baby raper flags being waved by Kurd secessionists will be seen.

  • Janne Kankaanpää-Haissoufi

    Afrin has minimal and fading insurgency of PKK left behind enemy lines. Before there were daily videos of PKK attacks against FSA. Now such videos are becoming rarer and rarer. I consider it matter of time before all the remaining PKK are killed, or run away from Afrin.