Overview Of Battle For Afrin On March 7, 2018 (Map, Photos, Video)

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Overview Of Battle For Afrin On March 7, 2018 (Map, Photos, Video)

Source: https://twitter.com/EmmanuelGMay

The miltiary situation in the Syrian area of Afrin becomes more and more complicated for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

On March 6 and March 7, the Turksih Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured Jinderes Hill, the villages of Kafr, Tall Hamu, Shirkan, Metinli and QatmaJanneh, Tel Hamu and many other points northeast and west of the YPG-held city of Afrin. The Turkish advance followed a series of intense strikes conducted by the TAF’s artillery and warplanes.

FSA members are in the village of Kafr:

Overview Of Battle For Afrin On March 7, 2018 (Map, Photos, Video)

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Overview Of Battle For Afrin On March 7, 2018 (Map, Photos, Video)

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Ankara uses artillery and air strikes to supress the YPG defense and then involves FSA members, backed up by TAF special operations forces, to capture new positions. The YPG has little to do against this strategy because the Kurdish force lacks own artillery and military equipment.

On Marchy 7, the  TAF’s general staff said in a statement that 2,940 “terrorists” had been neutralized since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin on January 20. While the provided number is be equestioned by Kurdish sources, they cannot deny that the YPG had lost a notable area to the Turks.

Meawnhile, units of Jaish al-Thuwar, Jabhit al-Akrad, the North Democratic Brigade, the Idlib Military Council – they operate alongside the YPG within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces – released a statement claiming that they will withdraw from the Euphrates Valley and to move to assist the YPG in Afrin.

Even if these units redeploy all of their forces to Afrin, they will not be able to change the military situation there. However, this statement is an important propaganda move aimed to show that some Arab factions support the YPG in its battle against the TAF and the FSA.

Meanwhile, the YPG has found that Russia is guilty for its inability to stop the Turkish advance in Afrin. On March 7, the YPG released the following statement (source):

The Russian Federation is a partner of bloodshed with the Turkish state in Afrin

For more than 47 days, the Turkish state and its terrorist factions of ISIS and AL-Nusra front have launched an aggression and open warfare on Afrin enclave, using various types of weapon and troops.

As everyone knows, Afrin’s sky was protected by the Russian Federation air forces, and if it hadn’t been the Russian approval, the Turkish air forces would not be able to penetrate the Syrian space and carry out their airstrikes and aggression.

It is clear now that the Russian Federation complicit with the Turkish state by opening her airspace for the Turkish state allowing her to commit  massacre against the civilians in Afrin. The Russian complicity came after many failure attempts by the Russian to extort People’s Protection Units and the political administration in Afrin, and impose Russian private agendas which have no benefits for the Syrian people.

Because of the Russian Federation agreement with the Turkish state by allowing her to carry out ethnic cleansing and force the people in Afrin to displacement, it is obvious now that the Russian Federation is a partner with the Turkish state in shedding the blood of the Kurdish innocent people.

We are in the General Command of YPG, call the Russian Federation government to undo its decision of allowing the Turkey’s invasion on Afrin and stop participating in killing the people in Afrin and destroying its towns and villages. Also we call the Russian people to put pressure on their government to prevent it from proceed in this scheme which does not serve Russian people and urged their government to retreat the scheme at once.

It should be noted that the YPG has still been not able to reach an agreement with the Syrian government, which would allow the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliancce to use its influence on Turkey to prevent further operations by its forces in Afrin. However, the YPG has a problem, it does not want to allow Syrian security forces to enter Afrin.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious
    • Gabriel Sigouin

      Hal Turner is not the guy who lost a battle againts anonymous?

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        anonymous it is a secret service front, in case you missed that part and I dont really care of the messenger, as long the info is authentic.

    • Michał Hunicz

      It is the NDF, not SAA.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        and that makes any difference as far Syrians are concerned?

        • Michał Hunicz

          You claimed “Syrian Army”.

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            i claimed nothing kid the ones who claimed it was the site I took it from and at the end of the day, also happen to be true. So again what is the difference? The Syrians dont see any difference between them and the other Syrians who fight along side with them.

            Why do you?

            Like to split hairs kid?

  • Michał Hunicz

    Only 8 km to Afrin for Turks…

  • Glen Etzkorn

    have the Kurds decided to give up the eastern oil fields they have profited from in conjunction with US/Israel/Turkey that swiped 32 billion of oil from the Syrian People of which the Kurds are only 5 percent of the Syrian population. How are the convoys doing these days. Maybe the Kurds could be a bit more contrite in their stupid – Kurds need Syrians and the Syrians need Kurds. They should start acting like it and dump the American fools bleeding the oil fields.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      and if they do this who will trust them, any way? They have proven to be unreliable and back stabbers. I think is better to leave the turks and the kurds kill each other and then hit the turks and allies if is needed and they dont go back where they come from.

    • andy l

      It appears that large reinforcements from the East Euphrates area are going to Afrin.but its a lost cause. No way they would give up the NE of the country with all that oil/gas besides the US wouldnt let them as its the main reason they are still here. Isis may take advantage of the fighting between Kurds & Turks to take back lost positions.

    • Rejneh Rejnah

      Are you an Arab puppet?There hasn’t been one month since ISIS is defeated and you fall back into the old habit of I inslting and threatening of people.This a cultural and educational illnesses that will not go away so easily!

      • Glen Etzkorn

        your full of stupidity. Kurds are not innocent in this situation, unless you are into believing propaganda as much as like folks believe the ignorantly in religion eff off to this and your ignorance. The issue of 32 billion oil heist was associated directly to Kurds transference and playful association of Kurd’s conjunctive playing in the oil fields. See the Duran reports of last year., denoting the end profits and placement of most of oil from Turkey to Israel sold on the cheap therefore under the headlines of what great business jokers they be. The endless leaflet drops by Obomber on endless convoys serving both Kurd’s and ISIS theft, before barely if ever bombing those so Turkish drivers was a real joker til the Russians embarrassed the war criminal Obomber.

  • andy l

    The Kurds are now blaming the Russians for not closing the airspace over Afrin. They should have handed the area over to SAA control as proposed by Russia but they rejected this believing tthey could handle the Turks on their own whilst hoping the US would come to their aid. Face reality the Turks will retake Afrin

    • as

      They’re told to hand over the Afrin canton to Turks FSA. Kurds Afrin disagree with the YPG (USA) decision. The only orders other than that is tp prevent the SAA in filing in their vacuum.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        American Partners History is to have always been sacrificed lamb’s !

        Osama Ben-Laden was a CIA hero to have defeated the Russians,
        scammed Jobe done, they didn’t need him any more…
        Opium eradicated by the Talibans, reorganized by Karzai and NATO
        to become World No1 again…

        Russians and Muslims were rolled in the Flour
        ===================================
        https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/29/zbig-m29.html

        Zbigniew Brzezinski, architect of the catastrophe in Afghanistan, dead at 89

        By Bill Van Auken

        29 May 2017

        Zbigniew Brzezinski, security adviser to Democratic President Jimmy Carter and a longtime proponent of an aggressive strategy for asserting US global hegemony, died Friday at the age of 89.

        During his four-year tenure in the Carter White House, Brzezinski was involved in a large number of criminal operations carried out by US imperialism around the globe, from support for the Shah’s attempts to drown the Iranian Revolution in blood to the initiation of a US policy in Central America that led to bloody counterinsurgency campaigns that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands.

        Unquestionably, however, the greatest of these crimes, and one for which he proudly took credit, was the orchestration and support of a dirty war waged by Islamist mujahedeen against the Soviet-backed government of Afghanistan at the end of the 1970s.

        Born into an aristocratic Polish family that was forced to take refuge in Canada, where his father was a diplomat at the outbreak of World War II, Brzezinski’s outlook and policies were grounded in a ferocious hatred of revolution, socialism and the Soviet Union.

        He was recruited into anti-Soviet operations while lecturing at Harvard University in the 1950s. He was among a delegation sent by the CIA through its front group, the “Independent Service for Information,” to intervene at a Soviet-backed world youth festival held in Vienna in 1959. He was described by contemporaries as the most anticommunist and provocative of those sent by the US intelligence agency.

        In the early 1970s, Brzezinski was tapped by David Rockefeller to head the Trilateral Commission, a body created to coordinate imperialist strategy between Washington, Western Europe and Japan. The commission, made up of influential business and political figures, in turn, threw its support behind the 1976 presidential campaign of Democrat Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia and seen as a Washington “outsider” who could provide a fresh face after the debacle of the administration of Richard Nixon and that of his successor, Gerald Ford. Members of the commission occupied key posts in the Carter administration, with Brzezinski as national security adviser exercising overwhelming influence over US foreign policy.

        It was in this position that Brzezinski authored one of the greatest crimes carried out by US imperialism in the 20th century, the instigation of a war in Afghanistan that has continued to ravage the country to this day.

        In its obituary of Brzezinski, the New York Times acknowledges that “his rigid hatred of the Soviet Union” had placed him “to the right of many Republicans, including Mr. Kissinger and President Richard M. Nixon.” It adds that under Carter he directed US policy with the aim of “thwarting Soviet expansionism at any cost…for better or worse.” As an example, it states, “He supported billions in military aid for Islamic militants fighting invading Soviet troops in Afghanistan.”

        This is a deliberate distortion of the real role played by Washington, its military and the CIA in Afghanistan, under Brzezinski’s direction.

        Brzezinski acknowledged in an interview with the French news magazine Le Nouvel Observateur in January 1998 that he initiated a policy in which the CIA covertly began arming the mujahedeen in July 1978—six months before Soviet troops intervened in Afghanistan—with the explicit aim of dragging the Soviet Union into a debilitating war.

        Asked, given the catastrophe unleashed upon Afghanistan and the subsequent growth of Islamist terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, whether he regretted the policy he championed in Afghanistan, Brzezinski replied:

        “Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam War. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.”

        Asked specifically whether he regretted the CIA’s collaboration with and arming of Islamist extremists, including Al Qaeda, in fomenting the war in Afghanistan, Brzezinski responded contemptuously: “What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?”

        In the four decades of nearly uninterrupted fighting that flowed from Brzezinski’s “excellent idea”—with nearly 9,000 US troops still on the ground and plans being set in motion to carry out another escalation—over 2 million Afghans have lost their lives and millions more have been turned into refugees.

        In the aftermath of the Moscow Stalinist bureaucracy’s formal dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, Brzezinski refocused his long-standing maniacal hostility to the USSR toward a strategy to assert undisputed US hegemony over Eurasia.

        He was among the more influential imperialist strategists in shaping a policy of attempting to offset the long-term decline in the world position of American capitalism by resorting to Washington’s unchallenged supremacy in terms of military might. This turn would lead to unending wars in the Middle East and Central Asia designed to assert undisputed American dominance in the regions containing the lion’s share of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves.

        In an article published in the September-October 1997 issue of Foreign Affairs, Brzezinski argued:

        “Eurasia is the world’s axial supercontinent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world’s three most economically productive regions, Western Europe and East Asia. A glance at the map also suggests that a country dominant in Eurasia would almost automatically control the Middle East and Africa. With Eurasia now serving as the decisive geopolitical chessboard, it no longer suffices to fashion one policy for Europe and another for Asia. What happens with the distribution of power on the Eurasian landmass will be of decisive importance to America’s global primacy and historical legacy … In a volatile Eurasia, the immediate task is to ensure that no state or combination of states gains the ability to expel the United States or even diminish its decisive role.”

        Expanding on this thesis in his book The Grand Chessboard, Brzezinski voiced his concern about the major obstacle to Washington pursuing such an aggressive drive for hegemony: the hostility of the vast majority of the American people to war.

        He wrote: “… America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifices (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.” [The Grand Chessboard, Basic Books, pp. 35-36].

        Four years later, on September 11, 2001, the “sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being” that the former national security adviser saw as a necessary precondition for launching a global campaign of American militarism was served up by the very forces that he and the CIA had promoted in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda, with its historic ties to US intelligence, claimed credit for the attacks on New York City and Washington, which were carried out by individuals who were able to move remarkably unhindered in and out of the US.

        Brzezinski was a virulent opponent of revolution, socialism and any challenge to the existing capitalist order from the left. In 1968, during the mass protests against the Vietnam War, he wrote in the New Republic that students should be prevented from protesting by locking them up, adding that if the protests’ “leadership cannot be physically liquidated, it can at least be expelled from the country.”

        In more recent years, particularly in the wake of the meltdown of the global capitalist financial system in 2008, Brzezinski has repeatedly warned of the “growing risk of class hatred” and the danger of radicalization among young people under conditions of unsustainable levels of social inequality.

        In his 2012 book Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, he wrote: “Populations of young adults… are especially explosive when combined with the revolution in communication technology.” He continued: “Often educated but unemployed, their resulting frustration and alienation” leaves them “susceptible to ideological agitation and revolutionary mobilization.”

        In a television interview that year, he warned that a growing “sense of social injustice can be terribly demoralizing and, politically in the long run, very dangerous.”

        While able to perceive this danger and issue his warnings, Brzezinski was no more able than any other representative of America’s capitalist ruling establishment to offer a rational, much less progressive, answer to the rising social and class conflicts that pose the threat of revolution.

        • Rejneh Rejnah

          Erdogan is double ally to US,by being in NATO and by being a godfather to ISIL and so many other terrorists in Syria!
          So he will be sacrificed twice!

          • AlexanderAmproz

            NATO tray to do a “coup d’etat” against Erdogan,
            the KGB informed on time Erdogan to run away.
            Since WW2 Turkey is under US control.
            Today interests of Turkey is to be with Russia….
            hopefully soon for Europe too.
            US Colonialist Capitalist’s Warmongers should stay home

    • Rejneh Rejnah

      Take and not retake….they can take Afrin but they will pay a very heavy price for be holding it.Afrin will be what Afganistan was for Russia! of

  • Trustin Judeau

    The YPG time is running out.After Turkey captures Jinderes they will be push to Efrin city from the southern side.From northern side Turkey is 9 kms from Efrin I think.The current YPG strategy is not working.If they continue with it soon Efrin canton will be history

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Outdated map jinderes is sieged days ago. Map is from 10 days ago

  • as

    People of Syria wouldn’t want a continuation of chaos imposed by USA. Nope you’re the problem YPG you’re the one with private agenda.

    • Rejneh Rejnah

      Our agenda is to be free from occupying invaders like Turks or Arbas…no matter if it takes 100 years or 1000 years…the liberation day will come!

      • as

        Kurds is Arabs and Turks. It’s not a different people.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    SDF is in big shit.

  • jim crowland

    The Ottomans have negotiated with the Russians the split of Syria….sadly the western democracies are not doing anything………..

  • EoF

    The kurds need to hand over afrin to syria fast. They’re suicidal

  • I say it as it is

    Russia is playing one hell of a chess match in trying to defeat american presence in Syria. By pitting Turks and Kurds against each other and bringing in the SAA in defence of the Kurds they have brought the Americans to an impossible position where they have to choose

    1. Support their Kurdish allies and by extension Assad
    2. Support Turkey which is in bed with Iran and Russia
    3. Do nothing

    The shitty part is that all 3 options amount to losses for the Americans. Kudos to Putin.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Hopefully the “Free World” Future will belongs to Eurasia,
      and the US and NeoColonial Empire will implose.

      Hopefully American Empire Future is Go Home and help yourselves

    • Alex

      Hmm, there is a chance that US will fall back on their isis “support” strategy, they don’t care who to support, they just want Assad down and russians gone.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        what they want no one cares what they get is the short stick.

      • PeakyBlinder

        We should just pull out of Syria. No one in the west really cares about Syria to be honest. The chances that Assad goes down are pretty much zero. Even if Assad is removed, more war will follow as groups jostle for power. From the American perspective, Syria is a lost cause. I would rather the U.S. find a way to help out the people of Venezuela at this point, before that turns into a civil war.

        • Alex

          US is pursuing its own goals in ME. The problems for the other the better for them, takes care of competitors, cheap resources in a devastated lands too, afghanistan is now full of western firms mining for minerals and metals.

          • PeakyBlinder

            Oh I understand that the US is playing to its own tune. The whole “Putin is outplaying USA” thing that everyone talks about on this site is overblown. The US has more power in the middle east than just about anyone else, despite the fact that Syria is not going so well. Still, pull out and help latin america and the Caribbean. Haiti is close to Florida and we havent done a whole lot to help those people out.

          • Alex

            Don’t think that they want the kind of help you are offering in South America, you should help your own people. plenty of poor people in your own country.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      :))))))))))) hes like a modern day thrawn lol

    • Jim Martin

      The Russian, Syrian, Iranian, and Turkish Regimes (as that is all they are use the Syrian people, not just the Kurds as their own private “FxxK Bunny”. They are no better than the ISIS dysfunctions that raped each girl or women over 10 times each in one day. God and Allah turns his back on these people

  • Tudor Miron

    Kurds blaming Russia is funny :) Now they started calling themselves Syrians. Lol Yet they keep refusing to accept full governing of legitimate Syrian government.

    • Rejneh Rejnah

      We ar not Syrians no Turks…we are Kurds and we will remain Kurds….the day will come that there will be no Erdogan nor Bashar Assad!

      • Tudor Miron

        Syrian Kurds are part of Syrian population inhibiting Syrian state. Kurds that don’t want to be Syrians (it doesn’t mean that being a citizen of a state changes your nationality somehow) are free to go but they can’t just grab Syrian lands even if their “friends” USA and Israel are telling them so :) Turkey is part of nato. USA is official military ally of your “friends”. Creating USA’s puppet state within Syrian land is not an option.
        Kurds once actively participated in genocide of Armenians on behalf of Turkey – not Turkey is thanking them for their services. Nations that fail to remember their history past 100 years are bound to repeat same mistakes – again and again.

        • El’ kerym

          exactly

      • Redadmiral

        Sorry that I have to burst your bubble, seems to me that the day is coming that there will be no Kurds left in Syria. And the only reason for that is; the Kurdish leaders betrayed their people by becoming Yankee lapdogs. If the Turds want to be shits the Yanks have no problem flushing your still hot faeces into the sewer to oblivion. And don’t forget the Yanks and the Turks are NATO partners. So, who the hell do you think is fucking you now?

        • El’ kerym

          well said!

  • Roberto

    2,940 wiped out? Those numbers are unbelivable. But I’m left wondering, why then announce a 2,900 troop reinforcement headed to town? It makes sense to replenish weakened lines but we will soon see if this manages to push the fronts in the opposite direction. The eastern troops are used to air assaults before, and air cover during ops. Neither will be available in Afrin.

    • Hulusi Akar

      2940 neutralized (killed,wounded or captured read: unable to fight anymore), atleast 1200 killed.

  • Barba_Papa

    Losers blame everyone for their defeat, winners only congratulate themselves. The Kurds got drunk on their victories against ISIS and racing the SAA for the eastern oil fields. They then thought themselves invincible when Turkey came knocking. Only to forget that the only reason they won against ISIS was US support. Air support and supplies. And whereas ISIS and the SAA could not strike them with air support and heavy artillery, the Turks can.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      you got it right.

    • cfelix cfelix

      First, the turkish nazi terrorists have not won yet. Second, when the choice you have is ‘sit and be cleansed by the turkish scum terrorists’ or ‘fight back and defend your land’, the choice is easy, isn’t it?

      • Barba_Papa

        Judging by the all the labels that you throw around I can tell you have no clue whatsoever what a real Nazi is. You may even be one of those AFA guys, as they love to call anyone who disagree with them as a Nazi and they seem to LOVE Rojava. And who actually ARE fascists. So I hope you’re Kurd. In which case I bear you no ill will.

        Now, back to your post. The Kurds in Afrin actually HAD a choice. They had a choice between fighting the Turks, OR submit to rule from Damascus again, let the SAA back in, disarm or transfer to the Kurdish occupied territories in the East. Granted, it was not the best of choices, but they chose to refuse to submit to Damascus and fight the Turks instead. And now they have to pay the consequences. They chose to fight a modern NATO army, thinking that since they managed to fight the ragtag armies of the FSA and ISIS before, with US air support, that they were now suddenly invincible. They weren’t. And if you think the situation can still be turned you really must be a true believer. So either a Kurd or one of those AFA terrorists.

        • cfelix cfelix

          Well, countries that support terrorists, do ethnic cleansing, invade other countries with no reason are the definition of nazis. It’s clear that you are a Turk and I am no Kurd. Back to the post: You are saying Turkey is working for Assad to help him reclaim Afrin!! Next, when was that offer made? All we know is one day the Sultan woke up, discovered ‘a terror army ‘ at his borders (while ISIS at Kobani was not a terror army) and decided to invade and cleanse the Kurds because he does not like them and in the process bring war to one of the very few areas of Syria that is still safe for civillians. So the Kurds had no choice: Fight or be cleansed. Next, they are not fighting a modern NATO army. They are fighting jihadist terrorists , supported by turkish air force, tanks and artillery.

    • velociraptor

      Losers blame everyone for their defeat, winners only congratulate themselves.

      nice words on address of lavrov :D

  • Davki

    They are right (and their English is horrible for a supposedly “American-backed” faction. Turkey wants to create a vassal state in Northern Syria, sunni-conservative. Without Russia, the Syrian regime doesn’t have the force to conquer and unite Syria. Now the Kurds are the key to everything – will they successfully resist? Will they join to build a new, federal Syria?

    • El’ kerym

      Russia owes nothing to kurds. especially after they sided with us. and RF helped too much already, it’s time kurds are left to deal with their mistakes and choices, it’s not up to RF to cover your as.ses paying for it with Russian blood and interests.

  • Hulusi Akar

    Wtf is this shty map? Southfront such an amateur… Did you even look at the date from the pic u got? its from 1 march. Or are you guys doing this on purpose?

    https://syria.liveuamap.com

  • Rejneh Rejnah

    Curiously you managed to write a report on Syria and Afrin without mentioning the name of USA,as they haven’t any responsibility in the events ongoing in this country.If Trump was less pro Putin,maybe he would react to what Putin and Erdogan do against the Kurds who did help so much to allow to this Trump to say that we have defeated ISIL!

    • El’ kerym

      what do Russian people owe to Kurds? Nothing!! Syrian Arab Republic is the ally, and if you wanted to dance with americans and cut away a piece of land from Syria for your own benefit – you get what you deserve! Russians helped you enough and NO ONE IN RF WILL SUPPORT Russian soldiers dying for you. Go cry to the americans. Or stop your seperatism and return to Syria. Everyone seems to owe you something huh? guess what, you dreamed of independence, YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT YOURSELVES!, or die trying, or whatever – it’s your problem now.

  • Rejneh Rejnah

    45 days of a barbaric invasion by the second army of NATO and still hopping occupying a city!….and some speaks here as the Kurds are finished….40 years of battle in the northern Kurdistan and Turkey looses every day a little bit more and dive deeper into its life of misery and undeveloped and overpopulated Shiit-hole country.
    Erdogan and those Turks who supported him should be proud of themselves!

  • Hide Behind

    The YPG are only one faction of Kurds, and they wanted a chunk of Syrian landscape as own seperat e from the two prominent US fully backed Kurds.
    While TOG is fighting and losing it seems US is nor supplying arms and munitions, let alone aircover.
    Yet US is enlarging own military bases and troop strengths, helping rebuild, reconstruct and improve roads and bridges within the 5 Kurdish Republic capitals and villages.
    US still putting out bid contracts for jet and armor vehicle fuel, while training Kurds with its best infantry weapons, new trucks.
    If come a day when Syria proper tries to reclaim areas of Kurd/US control will be a hard row to hoe.
    No one but Turkey knows their full intentions, their stayed buffer zone yes, but once Kurds mostly dead they may return most of lands outside buffer zone to Syria proper.
    SYRIA proper by now has no love for Kurds and may well agree with Turkey to let Syrian Turk jointly patrol a buffer.
    As to YPG, shoot them as if they were mad dogs and as they are, a Threat to Syrian people’s health and safety.
    Common sense says, you see a poisonous snake in backyard you do not wait until it bites you, you kill it and you know damn well your safe.
    YPG is a snake in the grass, now trying to slither away.