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Turkish Forces Capture Key Border Town In Northeast Syria (Photos, Video)

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The Turkish military and the so-called National Syrian Army (NSA) have captured the key border town of Tell Halaf in northeast Syria.

Turkish forces managed to secure the town in the morning of October 11 following several hours of heavy clashes with the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). After securing the town, Turkey-led forces captured the nearby village of Asfar Najar and the silos.

The NSA said that its fighters captured a pick-up truck armed with a 23mm gun from the SDF during the clashes inside Tell Halad.

Turkish Forces Capture Key Border Town In Northeast Syria (Photos, Video)

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Turkish Forces Capture Key Border Town In Northeast Syria (Photos, Video)

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By capturing Tell Halad, Turkish forces have reached the western entrance of Ras al-Ayn. The town is a key SDF stronghold, and one of the main targets of Operation Peace Spring, which was launched by Turkey earlier this week.

A day earlier, The Turkish military and the NSA crossed the border into northeast Syria and managed to establish footholds near Ras al-Ayn and the town of Tell Abyad, 120km to the west.

According to the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, a total of 342 SDF fighters have been neutralized since the beginning of Operation Peace Spring.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    Even if the Turks are successful in the annexation of these Syrian lands , the Moderate Headchoppers and common thieves who Erdogan says that he wishes to occupy this part of Syria will in a short time be ,again, steeped in internecine violence to determine the ‘right’ to plunder the spoils of war.

    When all the spoils of war in the newly occupied lands have been stolen,the consequence of armed bands of brigands will quickly spill over into Turkey.

    Perhaps this is the actual end game that Erdogan wishes for, as the Kurds whose homes and property within Turkey could be a ‘deniable’ target for the armed gangs that Erdogan is utilising.

    A nasty ethnic cleansing by thieves and vagabonds of the Turkish Kurds can then be denied as being Turkish government policy that would incur the wrath of fellow NATO members.

  • Europa Erwache

    Fake News.

    There is a counterattack by the SDF ongoing in the area. Please check your sources southfront.

    • Vatansever
      • Europa Erwache

        1/10

        • Vatansever
          • Europa Erwache

            The guy in the front looks more Greek than Turkish haha

          • Europa Erwache

            2nd largest NATO army cannot even capture some small hamlets from the SDF…lol!

          • Vatansever

            We will. Fake heros will flee by running!

          • Vatansever
          • BlueHeadLizard

            No Turkey forces involved on the ground, or very few (some advisors/observers). Rather what’s left of anti Syria govt militias backed by Turkey after 5 years of being hammered e.g. in Aleppo. Turkey involvement is bombing and supplying material; e,g transport and ordnance. Turkey wants to put in the corridor any none Kurd militia, who they back and so control, in between Syria SDF and Turkey PKK.

      • Europa Erwache

        I got stomach-ache from this song. How can your music tastes be so terrible?

  • Christos Pratis

    TURKISH ARMED FORCES ARE LIKE CHILDREN HINTING UNDER THERE’S MOTHER SKIRT…………IN PLACE OF MOTHER PUT THE EX ISIS SCUMBAGS………..

  • Vitex

    We’ll see if they’re still heroes when they have to capture towns that aren’t deserted