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SDF Clashes With Turkish Forces In Northern Raqqa


On November 27, a new round of clashes between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkish-backed militants erupted in the northern Raqqa countryside.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the clashes took place in the vicinity of the village of Abduki, south of the border town of Tell Abyad.

The Turkish military also fired at least six mortar rounds from the Turkish side of the border at the outskirt of the SDF-held village of Shalabiyah.

SDF Clashes With Turkish Forces In Northern Raqqa

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Last week, the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) launched an attack on the key town of Ain Issa in northern Raqqa. Despite initial losses, the SDF managed to repel the attack within 24 hours with support from the Syrian Arab Army.

These renewed clashes in northern Raqqa indicate that the region could witness a new Turkish-led attack soon. The SNA appears to be interested in Ain Isaa and the strategic M4 highway.

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  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    let them come. SAA will kick TFSA ass again just like before :)

    • Simon Bernstein

      The SAA “aka Butcher Regime” lost 25% of their airforce and 100% of their chemical weapons production capability in the April 2018 Tomahawk Strikes from US,France,Britain :D

      • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

        lol only targets hit were two medical research buildings, 60-70 of the cruise missiles were shot down as confirmed by SOHR. Congrats, only 40 cruise missiles made it through and managed to destroy a cancer research building, which your flawless intel services thought was a chemical weapons Lab! Try harder Mega-foreheaded kike

      • Zarathustra

        Didn’t they destroy their chemical weapons long before that?

        • Concrete Mike

          Of course, this idiot is from the narrative management department. Someone is not happy about the reality, so they deployed a swarm of harpy hags to change the reality.

          In their minds, if they say chemical weapons enough, or whatever it becomes”truth”.

      • John

        ppffffffffft ………. says who?

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      When was the last time they did that? so call 🐯 force

      • PZIVJ

        Fuck the Jihadist Turks, and their ISIS offspring.
        Sometimes a problem comes back home, like your border. :)

        • Derek Johnson

          Yes maybe Fuck Turks but who has lost a sizable chunk of his northern border and aren’t about to get it back soon?
          Yes please lets see the Alawite SS (but no where near as good as the real SS) do something.
          Ooops i forgot their poster boy is too busy acting for Syrian Hollywood and having bottox to do any real fighting.
          Assad the weak can do nothing, imagine what would happen if Russian airforce deserted him?

      • Concrete Mike

        When was the last time ANY militants gaines ground on SAA? Hasent been the case since 2016.

  • Mehmet Aslanak

    The town is on the M4 highway, so it is included in peace corridor. Whole purpose of the peace corridor distance 30 km or 20 miles is to prevent Kurdish communist guerilla use the highway. Russians know that very well from the agreement, so does the Syrians. Fakery of the news is that Syrians fighting along Kurdish communists to prevent the peace corridor, this is ridiculous. There are probably a couple of Syrian army observers, not really a contingent to fight or defend anything.

  • Zarathustra

    This video is a week old, but no less tragic. The results of Turkish airstrikes in the area:

    [The Ain Dara site is located northwest of Aleppo, Syria, and dates back over 3,000 years, to around the 10th century BC. The ancient Syro-Hittite temple was decorated with stone sculptures depicting lions and sphinxes, with massive footprints measuring about one meter long and facing toward the interior of the temple carved into the floor right outside of the entrance.

    The states that are called Syro-Hittite were Luwian, Aramaic and Phoenician speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BC.]


    • Concrete Mike

      If the turks cant steal it they will destroy it i guess.

      I am not labelling all turks in the same boat.
      I have said a long time ago: it appears there are multiple factions within turkey, some factions act in the interests of foreigners and some dont. It seems left hand dont know what the right hand is doing.

  • Icarus Tanović

    SNA Wahhabis will get theirs piece. Piece of bullet in the mouth of that cockroach.

  • Icarus Tanović

    They will never take Ain Issa, not to mention M4 highway.