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NFL, Al-Qaeda Factions Attack Syrian Army Positions In Northern Lattakia From Turkish Territory

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NFL, Al-Qaeda Factions Attack Syrian Army Positions In Northern Lattakia From Turkish Territory

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Militants of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room launched a joint attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions along the Turkish border in northern Lattakia on June 9.

A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the attack, which began in the early hours of the morning, was launched from Turkish territory. The source said that vehicles armed with heavy machine guns supporting the militants were moving on the border line. A salvo of rockets also came from the direction of southern Turkey.

The NFL and Wa Harid al-Muminin claimed that more than 50 Syrian soldiers were killed in their attack. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that only 9 SAA personnel and 4 militants were killed.

The NFL was formed last August by several Turkish-backed groups after direct pressure from Ankara. Wa Harid al-Muminin was established around the same time by al-Qaeda-affiliated Jamat Ansar al-Islam, Horas al-Din, Jabhat Ansar al-Islam and Ansar al-Tawhid.

This new attack is another evidence of the growing cooperation between Turkish-backed groups and al-Qaeda in Syria. The deployment of these terrorists on the border line also raises serious questions about Ankara’s role in this cooperation.

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  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    FUCK THEM UP SAA!!! MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THEIR ATTACKS COME WITH HIGH COSTS!

    • Rob

      This is absolutely disgusting. Turkey waisting their manpower on nonsense war. They just fighting for CIA.

      • dutchnational

        Erdogan is a player all right. Sometimes for Russia, sometimes for the US. Always for himself. Never for Turkey.

  • arhatuxal

    I hope Putin will see that Erdogan can easily be bought with US money.

    • goingbrokes

      I don’t think so, not since the coup attempt against him, which everyone knows US was behind to some extent. Attempts on life are not easily forgotten.

      • gustavo

        It is not clear at all that it was a coup or auto-coup.

      • arhatuxal

        US has a habbit of forgiving those who serve them well. Erdogans service for American interests are not to be taken lightly.

  • Redadmiral

    If as stated that attacks began from Turkish side of the border then SAA will have hard evidence. That being the case I have to believe that Shoygu will demand Putin drag Erdogon’s sad arse over some very hot coals. Erdogon is probably up to his treacherous tricks trying to illicit a response from the SAA which would allow him unleash troops against Syria. His treachery knows no bounds. Putin has being long trying to keep this snake in a matryoshka shell ever since the downing of RuAF SU-24 in Nov/15. At times it did appear his ploy was having the desired effect, unfortunately, I think the Yanki Zionist NATO Cabal have reeled Erdogon back in. Time to cut losses, sell designated Turkish S400s to Syria which will make Shoygu happy, sit back with a Cuban cigar and watch as shit storm hits turbo-fan……..

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The headchoppers are getting squeezed in Idlib due to heavy Russian, Syrian and Iranian air activity so they are retreating to their original sanctuaries in Turkey, just like the Wahhabi scum did in Afghanistan in the 1980’s and would run back to their sanctuaries in Pakistan. Russia made the same mistake there and lost by not bombing the Pakistani terror enclaves and regretted that forever, as USSR broke up and Americunts gloated for eternity.

      • Concrete Mike

        Man thanks for making feel old!!!

        So it was an eternity ago that communism fell?

        So my neice was telling me truth when she said , your boring and old uncle!

        Say it aint so :DD

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Experience teaches smart people a lot of home truths. At least we have seen the collapse of old order, chaos and now something new hopefully out of this mess. Russia is mistaken if it thinks that Turks will ever forgive them for all the defeats and loss of lands from the Crimean wars onwards. Turks are playing a weak Russia with no long term strategic plan in Syria. From day one, Russia should have put Turkey on notice and imposed a cost, rather than appeasing a totally unscrupulous Erdogan.

          • Brother Ma

            Could not agree with you more.

    • Brother Ma

      Well the Russians have sent the s300 and still wont shoot anybody down. How useless is that? If the Russians were scared to shoot Israelis down then why even send the damn things to Syria in the first place.

      • gustavo

        Policy, S-300 for Syria is not working.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Even under the Jew UN charter, Syria is obligated to attack the source of this terrorism on Turkish soil.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    “…also raises serious questions about Ankara’s role….”[!]

    Who writes these “analyses?” It’s been obvious from the very beginning that the Turk Bottom Feeders have been the “Secure Third Area” and principle supporters of AQ/IS. The US/Israel/GCC mercenary invasion of Syria would have been impossible without the Turk Cesspit. Are the Russians really so friggin naive that they believe that Muslim Brotherhood Sewer is a “reliable partner?”

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Well, let’s be honest, Russian “intelligence” and strategic grasp is not the best as we saw with USSR collapse. BTW, on a more upbeat note, watch the latest Iranian SAM system just unveiled 2 hours ago, north of Tehran.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZD5FoZn4cg

      • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

        They should deploy some of these to Syria and Lebanon. Imagine the zionist tears XD

        • David Parker

          Is there a version with English captions?
          Do they cover the specification for this SAM system?
          Can they take out IAF attackers?

    • klove and light

      spot on…ty

    • Concrete Mike

      I look at it differently.

      I see russia working with turkey, like a guy sleeping with a not so pretty chick just to get laid. The end result is good but your dance partner not so.much. so you close your eyes and do it.

      This to me is what Russia is doing.

      I am certainly not an expert on these matters, wether its relationships or.military manners.

      I do agree the backstabbers in Turkey are getting annoying.

      • You can call me Al

        Yes but afterwards Russia will have to burn the paper back and glue it’s arm back on (hint -cut of its arm not to wake her in the morning).

        • David Parker

          I wonder how the Russian Federation expects to be paid for the S-400? I would demand Erdogan pay in gold.

          • You can call me Al

            Yes or Rouble, Euro or Yuan.

          • David Parker

            My point is that Turkey cannot pay for it.
            The Russians should demand gold.

          • You can call me Al

            Yes I know, that is why I replied to your “I would demand Erdogan pay in gold.”, with “Yes or Rouble, Euro or Yuan”.

            All of the currencies I have listed are good for the moment and then can be used to buy gold.

          • You can call me Al

            Gold or Rouble, if I was a Ruskie, i would be Gold.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Until you make ugly babies with them and have to pay alimony, or worse still marry her.

    • dutchnational

      Russia is gambling on a split within Nato. For that they will put up with some turk BS. Once the split is unrepairable they will tighten the screws. Then Turkey will become a vassal state.

      • Brother Ma

        Hope so! Turkey needs to be punished for many crimes. Its turco alphabet rebels still mainly target the CHRISTIAN towns in Syria

  • klove and light

    i´ll Keep Posting it……. Russia is dancing on 2 weddings…….and Syrian political as well as SAA Military Leadership will have to do some goooood thinking About the Agreements between Russia and Turkey in syria………it is ridiculous, that one Party to the conflict,TURKEY, has total free Hand in syria….they can move in heavy and light weapons and armoured vehicles, manpads,mortars,artillery without SAA beeing allowed to shoot at them…..they move These supplies to their Observation Posts,that are strategicly positioned alround hama and Idlib, and from These Observation Posts they are directly supplied to the various jihadi Groups………….ridiculous, pathetic i even call it a treacherous Agreement on syria between Russia and Turkey!!!!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Syria can only depend on Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq and the Shia militias. Russia has never been a trustworthy ally due to Jew influence and eagerness to please its Americunt “partners”.

      • Miro Yanev

        Without Russia’s help. Assad would have been hanged by now and Isis would have conquered all of Syria. Stop spreading lies. Military strategy and geopolitics are not a tabletop game. Russia cannot bomb Turkey, because Turkey’s army is more than 1 million people and it is very well armed. It is not in the long term interest of Russia to drive Turkey away now when USA and Erdogan have parted ways and UK is weaker than ever. Russia will also not leave Assad and Syria. It is crucial tokeep winning in the ground war. Then Turkey will retreat

        • Xoli Xoli

          This is outdated lie of Israel by saying Assad would have hang already.Iran,Hisbollah and Syrian forces were inches away from attacking Israel and sinking USA warship. Russia allowed USA settling in Altanf through closed door agreements.Turjey was never allowed and were not present in Syria soil as their used ti doen,Syrian jets and choppers. Since Turkey down Russia jet and Erdogan made false peace with Russia.Putin through Astana talks allow Turkey to enter Syrian soil.Both Israel and Turkey attacks Syrian forces but Putin always tell Syrian military to avoid Retaliation. Israel,Erdogan and USA tell Putin were Iran and Hisbollah should operate and station in Syria.But them are operating everywhere.Any attack on Iran no Israel,USA NATO warship will escape Persian gulf,black sea of Mediterranean.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Carry on reading bedtime story book., wake up you’re dreaming again you having a nightmare all because of Turkey

        • Brother Ma

          Maybe so ,but it could certainly bomb and kill Turk troops in Syria or specifically target groups of turco rebels where russia knows turkish agents operate. Russia has given Turkey an oil pipeline ,allowed trade with Turkey again ,not punished Turkey for killing its helicopter pilot,its ambassador and shooting down the Russian plane and has saved Erdogan’s life. That is already too much! Putin should not also give Turkey Syrian land as well.

        • gustavo

          There is not question at all the help that Russia has given to Syria to recover 45% of its original land. The fundamental question is the relation Turkey-Russia which smells bullshit. Turkey will not retreat, and Syria will need to send Turkey back home for good with all its terrorists.

    • gustavo

      Russia this moment is not clear at all whether behaves different or equal to Occident powers (because of its economical ties with Turkey). Turkey (NATO member) is halting Russia at Idlib. I hope Russia stop pleasing Turkey.

  • klove and light

    here is the latest News from Iran concearning Turkey and ist doings in syria from fars News agency

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of family members of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists have been sheltered in areas occupied by the Turkish army in Aleppo to replace the local population.
    Ankara has transferred nearly 190,000 family members of Tahrir al-Sham terrorists from Idlib city to regions stretching from Afrin and E’zaz to the towns of al-Bab, Jarabulus and al-Ra’ei in Northern Aleppo.
    It added that Ankara is attempting to expel the local population in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo seize and their lands and properties, noting that the Turkish army has so far sheltered over 64,000 family members of the terrorists in this region’s towns and villages.
    Turkey has been aiding the terrorist groups militarily and supporting their family members.
    Relevant reports said earlier this week that Russia had warned Turkey that it would provide military support for the Kurdish militias in Northern Aleppo in case Ankara continued supplying weapons and equipment to the terrorists against the Syrian army in Idlib province.
    Al-Rai al-Youm news website quoted an informed source as saying on Friday that Ankara had received a clear warning from Moscow after it extended military support for Tahrir al-Sham and other terrorist groups in attacks against the Syrian army in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.
    It added that Moscow had cautioned Ankara that in case of continued supply of weapons and equipment to the terrorists in Idlib, it would provide the Kurdish forces in Tal Rafa’at with military support.
    Based on the report, the Ankara-backed Faylaq al-Sham terrorist group receives weapons, military equipment and ammunition from Turkey and supplies them among the terrorist groups in different fronts across Northern Syria.

    Nothing more Needs to be said

    • Brother Ma

      ..”Relevant reports said earlier this week that Russia had warned Turkey that it would provide military support for the Kurdish militias in Northern Aleppo in case Ankara continued supplying weapons and equipment to the terrorists against the Syrian army in Idlib province.”…

      So tell me ,why did Russia wait so long! We do not even know if Russia will even implement the threat. It has threatened Turkey before and did nothing!

      I am very disappointed and I support Russia in Syria.

    • gustavo

      Russia must stop pleasing Turkey and its terrorists at Idlib.

  • Alkis

    There is an article titled
    “Russia warns Turkey to stop military support for Tahrir Al-Sham terrorists in Idlib”
    Russia is wasting time. Professional criminals terrorists will not stop.Turkey will not stop.Turkey entered Syria and wants to steal and keep land.Russia must understand this.Turkey and criminals terrorists do not understand words and dialogue.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      There is an obvious failure of Russian intelligence, just like Afghanistan, as they don’t realize how weak and vulnerable Turkey is. The Turkish economy is on the skids and there is no way Erdogan can sustain costs in terms of men and money. It is time to call Turkeys bluff and start bombing them on Syrian soil as they are illegal invaders and sponsors of Salafist terrorism..

      • Alkis

        Turkey has done it in the past. It did in Cyprus and now does it in Syria. Turkey is stealing land from other countries.
        It is like telling you “you have something I want and I will take it with war”.
        This is the way Turkey likes

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Syria is not some unarmed Greek Cypriots, it is large state with an army and strong allies and the Turkeys will regret their attempted land grab. There is no way the Turkeys can hold Syrian lands like the Zionists have done for 50 years on the Golan.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Unarmed Greek cp. RE zivdo you got no knowledge about Cyprus. 50 years long time. why don’t you do something about. we protect our borders. when Syria strong enough they can look after their borders then

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          Wrong. Kisasss

      • David Parker

        How does Putin expect Erdogan to pay for an S-400?

      • Brother Ma

        I have said this as well. I don’t mind public displays of affection nor alliances but Turkey needs to be bombed and lose soldiers in Syria to show her who is boss and get her out of Idlib and Afrin. In effect ,Russia has given Turkey extra territory on a plate.

    • Rhodium 10

      Turkey is a member of NATO..Turkey support all islamist movement in central Asia, Balkans and even inside Russia territories… USA and western countries are playing the Otoman effect vs Russia included Syria..they did it in the past..specially France and GB…for other side Israel are playing in the same team to stop Iran& Shia militia and Hezbollah because Iran has enough power and weapons to defeat terrorist once SAA is not enough!..and USA play the Kurdish card to steal natural resources ( Petrol) to Syria…meanwhile Russia airstrike kill terrorist and burn its crops and the fields of olive trees that are not plowed and the fire burn the trees..to turn that place in a desert moorland!

  • John Whitehot

    sounds like total BS, by all means.

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    Russia should start smashing some terrorist positions inside Turkish territory :)

    • Xoli Xoli

      Yes because it is a national threat to Syria,allies and invited guest Russia.

    • gustavo

      We hope so, and Russia must stop pleasing Turkey.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    So the rebels aren’t just using Turkish manufactured and supplied weapons and equipment, they’re also using Turkish sovereign territory to launch their attacks from.
    The Russian have to respond to this or lose all credibility, they have lots of personnel nearby and this is a direct threat to Russian forces stationed there and SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.
    Erdogan is the only reason we have any fighting at all, why Putin puts up with him and his continued support for the rebels is way beyond my comprehension.

  • gustavo

    Did you read this Putin ? FROM TURKISH TERRITORY !! Is there still any doubt that Turkey is directly helping terrorists at Idlib ? or you still believe what Erdogan is saying.