Turkish Army Captures Another Important Mount In Syria’s Afrin Area (Videos)

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On February 2, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Amy (FSA) captured Darmiq Mount northeast of the city of Afrin, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency. Turkish sources released a video that shows Turkish commandos raising the Turkish flag on the peak of Dramiq.

Turkish artillery supported the Turkish Army and the FSA attack and targeted the positions and fortifications of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) northeast of Afrin.

From its side, the YPG announced that its fighters repelled an attack of the Turkish Army and the FSA on their positions in the Rajo district north of Afrin. YPG fighters killed four FSA fighters and destroyed a vehicle of the FSA while they were repelling the attack, according to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). Moreover, Kurdish fighters destroyed a vehicle of the Turkish Army with an ATGM around the Rajo district.

ANHA also reported that the YPG had conducted a hit and run attack against the positions of the Turkish-backed FSA in the Sheikh al-Hadid district northwest of Afrin. During the attack, two vehicles and two armored vehicles of the FSA were destroyed by the YPG, according to the source.

Meanwhile, Syrian pro-government activists reported that several units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 5th Assault Corps had been deployed near the Afrin area. The activists said that the units will be rapidly deployed inside Afrin if an agreement between the Damascus government and the YPG is reached.

However, many observers believe that such agreement is very unlikely now as several YPG officials had previously denied that there are any negotiations with the Damascus government over the Afrin area.

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  • You can call me Al

    ”Oh what a tangled web we (US) weave when first we practice to deceive”

    • as

      Isn’t this makes the US on a same situation with the Russia against Israel?

      • You can call me Al

        ? No idea what you are on about, sorry.

        • Jens Holm

          I do. he cant see, that USA cant support Afrins as well at their support to the rest is based on direct attack.

        • as

          Turkey would be able to keep pounding the kurds if it know there’s no US embedded forces in it.

      • Jens Holm

        You might use some other history books. Yours are hardly censured or as a minimum are missing many pages.

  • dutchnational

    Meanwhile SF forgot to tell the walking beards captured a licquor shop around Bulbul, destroyed to shop and shouted islamo fascist IS slogans. In another place they captured a house and interrogated/tortured (youtube online) the inhabitant on his islamic knowledge.

    So great guys as these islamo fascists are, you just want to have them kissed and killed.

  • as

    YPG accusing Russia of betrayal after it reject Russia proposal of reconciliation. I wonder why they didn’t call US as one?

    • Jens Holm

      Thats because You are an illiterate ignorant.

      • NATO

        no counter argument, what a stupid danecuck

        • Jim Martin

          Russia tried to blackmail (reconciliation? (it sounds more like a request for a BJ) the SDF/YPG/YPJ into surrendering Afrin Canton to the Assad regime who abandoned Afrin to the crazies, started the civil war the the first place and would wreak havoc on the people if they got in. Its like sending a career pedophile into an orphanage

          What part of that don’t you understand and please remove our NATO symbol from your Syrian regime troll account

          • NATO

            Kurds take up arms against Assad’s government and you wonder why the region was “abandoned”. I had some Turkish trolls use the same rhetoric, so I wonder if you are one of them.

            NATO should remove itself from eastern Europe like it promised during German reunification. I expect you to call me a Russian troll for this even though I am American who is against interventionism and endless wars for Israhell’s benefit.

          • Jim Martin

            Dear “Kremlin Pete”

            Assad focused on the extremists. some of which he let out of jail to point to a boggy man to continue oppressive while his regime slid close to collapse.

            The last time we removed ourselves from Eastern Europe when the Eastern Europeans wanted us to stay, Stalin took over, bludgeoned , slaughtered, took what he wanted and did what he pleased just as the Eastern Europeans feared.

            NATO (not you or you would not have gone out of your way to use that symbol; “conscientious objector” would have at least been an honest tag) is only a threat to Russia, if the Kremlin insists that it should be and to maintain power they also need a boggy man; like many other oppressive regimes. Hence “NATO: boggy people” Boo!

            Enjoy the weather in St. Petersburg

          • NATO

            Enjoy the weather in Tel Aviv, Shlomo. Fight your own wars for once.

          • Jim Martin

            Never Been. Wouldn’t know

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    • Jim Martin

      To say that the “Erdogan Regime” is anything but a spoiler and saboteur in Syria now comes from life in a parallel universe; from the planet Zontar home of the “cabbage people”.

      and to make matters worse for the fight against Assad, with Turkey’s tactical military decisions being made politically by Erdogan with no military experience beyond putting dark sunglasses and posing in a aircraft be doesn’t have a clue how to fly;( a metaphor for leading Turkey and its people), he has blindly taken the Russian and Syrian bait; a true putz.

      In his blind Turkish domestic power and election grab fetish of invading Afrin Canton, one of the most peaceful non threatening areas to Turkey, Erdogan is bleeding off FSA fighters that should be directed against the Assad regime. What do the Assad & Russian Forces do naturally and in fact have staged this? Attack rebel forces all over now that Erdogan cannot exercise impulse control, and has focused TFSA forces on Afrin. Its Hitler’s blind tactics all over again which too many objectives using limited marginally trained TFSA forces, simply on to many fronts. The TFSA need to be told LOUD & CLEAR that as they are too Jihadi focused and simple minded /blind to see that they are being “thrown down Erdogan’s Domestic rabbit hole”; destroying their primary objective of bringing down the Assad regime since 2011. The must immediately chose now between taking down the Assad regime for the Syrian people,l or down with the SDF/YPG/YPJ. They can never can have both and in reality the SDF/YPG/YPJ path is the closest they will get to down with the Assad regime by this viable, and in fact only alternative for 23 million Syrians.

      The Russian and Syrian regime has pulled the rug out from the SDF/YPG/YPJ to used them cynically as “cannon fodder” in letting Erdogan be baited into and diverted TFSA and TSK elsewhere while the Russian and the Assad regime are “laughing all the way to the bank”. This , as the regime prepared more chemical weapons to use on the Syrian people. The Russians are thinking one or more steps ahead of Erdogan who will also go down in Turkish Military history as a bungler and buffoon. That goes doubly for General Hulusi Akar who is only a “shoe polisher” and Erdogan’s “house boy” and “laundry man”. As Stalin found out in even harsher circumstances with his brutal purges, this is what happens when you have bumbling political appointees instead of real soldiers and tacticians. Under Erdogan the TSK and Turkey takes yet another body blow by “bumblers anonymous”

  • Pave Way IV

    “…However, many observers believe that such agreement is very unlikely now as several YPG officials had previously denied that there are any negotiations with the Damascus government over the Afrin area…”

    Depends on who’s propaganda one believes. Every side is playing games with the name of the Kurdish authority that is supposedly ‘rejecting’ these offers. Is it the PYD or the far more PKK-leaning Afrin version of it that’s negotiating? Or is it the YPG/YPJ military leaders despite or instead of their political party? The military/political party overlap somewhat, but I’ve never seen so much inconsistency among messages from the various ‘official’ Kurdish media outlets. The YPG/YPJ are the ones spilling their blood here – maybe their tired of their otherwise useless ‘political leadership’. That would be surprising as hell though – the PYD (or PKK) political and ideological indoctrination is a substantial part of the YPG/YPJ’s training. “You WILL obey the party!”

    • Jens Holm

      Very inesided version.

      Facts are that Assads demand the old instituions of theirs reinstalled. Kurds never will accept something like that.

      That unite Your assumption about any disagreements in the kurdish camp 100%. They want real selfrule in vital matters.

    • Jim Martin

      If the allow in Assad’ s forces as the Russians tried to blackmail them into, the get slaughtered . If the Allow in Erdogan;’s forces, the same, plus beating, plus imprisonment and show trials.

      Unless the SDF/YPJ/YPJ fights with the two above options its a choice of Jumping or being Shot

      … so fight. Also an interesting comment about Russian and Assad regime intentions

      To say that the “Erdogan Regime” is anything but a spoiler and saboteur in Syria now comes from life in a parallel universe; from the planet Zontar home of the “cabbage people”.

      and to make matters worse for the fight against Assad, with Turkey’s tactical military decisions being made politically by Erdogan with no military experience beyond putting dark sunglasses and posing in a aircraft be doesn’t have a clue how to fly;( a metaphor for leading Turkey and its people), he has blindly taken the Russian and Syrian bait; a true putz.

      In his blind Turkish domestic power and election grab fetish of invading Afrin Canton, one of the most peaceful non threatening areas to Turkey, Erdogan is bleeding off FSA fighters that should be directed against the Assad regime. What do the Assad & Russian Forces do naturally and in fact have staged this? Attack rebel forces all over now that Erdogan cannot exercise impulse control, and has focused TFSA forces on Afrin. Its Hitler’s blind tactics all over again which too many objectives using limited marginally trained TFSA forces, simply on to many fronts. The TFSA need to be told LOUD & CLEAR that as they are too Jihadi focused and simple minded /blind to see that they are being “thrown down Erdogan’s Domestic rabbit hole”; destroying their primary objective of bringing down the Assad regime since 2011. The must immediately chose now between taking down the Assad regime for the Syrian people,l or down with the SDF/YPG/YPJ. They can never can have both and in reality the SDF/YPG/YPJ path is the closest they will get to down with the Assad regime by this viable, and in fact only alternative for 23 million Syrians.

      The Russian and Syrian regime has pulled the rug out from the SDF/YPG/YPJ to used them cynically as “cannon fodder” in letting Erdogan be baited into and diverted TFSA and TSK elsewhere while the Russian and the Assad regime are “laughing all the way to the bank”. This , as the regime prepared more chemical weapons to use on the Syrian people. The Russians are thinking one or more steps ahead of Erdogan who will also go down in Turkish Military history as a bungler and buffoon. That goes doubly for General Hulusi Akar who is only a “shoe polisher” and Erdogan’s “house boy” and “laundry man”. As Stalin found out in even harsher circumstances with his brutal purges, this is what happens when you have bumbling political appointees instead of real soldiers and tacticians. Under Erdogan the TSK and Turkey takes yet another body blow by “bumblers anonymous”

  • Ivanus59

    He put that flag down as if they just won the Battle for Iwo Jima. lol how theatrical. And it’s not even the FSA flag, nope they just skip directly to Turkey flag.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      This shows it’s an actual land grab and not some pretense anymore.

  • dutchnational

    TSK and TFSA lossess are not yet cripling, but will be in a week or two, once the extreme wear and tear, not to mention lossess to SDF fighters, will result in a downgraded availability of tanks and planes to the turks.

    If SDF and YPG forces can inflict enough lossess on the walking beards, they will drop out of the game and turks will have to do their own dirty job. At that time, TSK will become very vulnarable.

    • Jens Holm

      Thats a reliable version of it.

    • Jim Martin

      And the Assad regime will use the opportunity to go after the TFSA. Erdogan is using them as cannon fodder. The TFSA is being used by Erdogan as his private toilet brush

  • Jim Martin

    A nitwit raising a flag while another chants like a teenage-boy in heat

    Invasion for Turkish Domestic Consumption for the glory of its “leader”