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Turkish Forces Make First Gains In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

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Early on October 10, the Turkish military and the National Syrian Army (NSA) made their first gains in northeast Syria by capturing positions west of the strategic town of Tell Abyad in northern al-Raqqa.

The NSA said that its fighters imposed control of the town of Yabseh along with its farms as well as the village of Tell Fender.

Turkish Forces Make First Gains In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

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Turkish Forces Make First Gains In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

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Turkish Forces Make First Gains In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

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Warplanes and artillery of the Turkish Air Force (TAF) are now targeting the remaining Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in Tell Abyad and its surroundings.

From its side, the SDF claimed that its fighters had destroyed four Turkish battle tanks during the clashes around Tell Abyad. However, the Kurdish group presented no evidence to back its claims.

The Turkish offensive in northeast Syria, dubbed Operation Peace Spring, was launched a day earlier with the aim of establishing a “safe zone” in the region.

So far, at least eight civilians have been killed as a result of Turkish bombardment on northeast Syria. The number will likely grow in the coming hours.

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  • angrycitizen

    Looks like Turkey, not wanting to be left behind by KSA’s struggles in Yemen, is craving hard for its own Vietnam.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Only if SAA and all resistance forces unify and resist which is impossible at this stage. The Kurds are photo-op “warriors” and convenient tool for Americunts and Zionists and are now getting their comeuppance. The cowards have not resisted at any level and are running faster than marathon man.

      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that 109 “ terrorists” were killed since Ankara launched the offensive into Syria the previous day — a reference to the U.S.and Israeli-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters. He also stated that Turkish advance has gone better than expected.

      The other FACT is that the Turkeys are now moving beyond the 30 kms belt and in some places have dropped commandos over 50-60 kms deep in Syria. There will not be much of Syria left.

      • RichardD

        At the very least, there will probably be an Afrin style guerrilla war supported by the SAA in exchange for territorial concessions expanding the Syrian government footprint east of the river. But it’s to early to make projections with any degree of certainty.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          As I have said before, there are two factors that bode well for Turkey. One is the huge advantage in armor and airpower and secondly the large pool of Sunni Arabs who can be recruited as headchoppers for the SNA. The Turks emboldened by lack of resistance are now going much deeper into Syria as the pig Erdogan just said.

          • RichardD

            The Turks have that advantage in Afrin. And when they ran up against the Syrian backstop their advance stopped. What makes you think that it will be any different in the NE with hundreds of miles of the west bank of the river controlled by Syria and bridges going in across it?

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Like I said yesterday, let this play out for 3-4 weeks. In that region that time frame normally shows the outcome. Unless the Kurds ally with SAA and the Axis of Resistance, I don’t see a snowballs chance in hell for them. The Sunni Arabs of Syria have been actively Wahhabized by Saudi and Emirati funding. Just look how many Saudi scum preachers are killed in Syria fighting alongside the headchoppers and not in Yemen, as there the majority population is either Zaidi Shia or moderate Sunnis. In Syria, it is different story.

          • RichardD

            Now you’re changing your tune and parroting what I’ve been saying.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            No, I have always said that the Kurds are treacherous arseholes and thought that they could get a “state” just because they kissed Zionist and Americunt arse. People don’t realize the extent of CIA fanned Wahabbism in Syria and SAA is too weak and constrained by Russia to do anything. Turkeys are flying over 200 missions a day over Syria and the SAA can do fuckall, thanks to Russian appeasement of Erdogan. Syria supposedly has S-300 and Pantsir S1 batteries and it is getting the hell bombed by everyone.

          • RichardD

            The SAA with a $1.9 billion defense budget which has pushed back a $100 billion regime change operation going from controlling 10% of their land to 60% is weak and constrained? What war are you watching? You need to go back to elementary school and retake mathematics. Or get your head out of the sand and deal with reality.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            That is childish delusion. Syria is finished as a state. It is being bombed daily by Turkeys, Americunts and Zionists and even Saudi now in the east. Get a grip!

          • RichardD

            Syria is winning the war. The Zionist axis of terror is losing it. Ignoring reality and your Orwellian psycho babble doesn’t change that.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Yeah sure :)

          • RichardD

            The numbers don’t lie. 10% to 60%. No rational person would argue with that. Your doing so makes you irrational.

          • klove and light

            syria is Winning the war???? stop taking drugs……

            take alook at the map of syria october 2019..

            North is occupied by a NATO member, well armed….Turkey-Afrin/Idlib

            East was occupied by a bunch of treacherous idiotic kurds with no army no tanks no Missiles no artillery- under the very strong umbrella of the NATO airforce

            East will now be occupied by a NATO member, well armed Turkey –

            West is occupied by the satanic israeli regime- Golan heights

            South is occupied by a NATO member, well armed- USA- Al-tanf

            -through various Actions by the Zionist pig Putin, who gave the original green light for Turkey to invade afrin and later the green light to invade and occupy and even build 12 Military bases in Idlib…. the Zionist plan Plays out to its full extent.

            The REPLACEMENT or SUBSTITUTION of the kurdish -no army- idiots with the well armed Nato member Turkey.

            And Maybe u Folks here should LISTEN and READ what the RESISTANCE has to say About the turkish Invasion

            Iran- Turkey is Breaking ALL Agreements from astana, Turkey MUST not invade syria.

            Syria- Turkey is illegally invading another UN member state and must leave syria at once.

            I told u Folks here since years….u just got made again by them satanic zionists

          • Zionism = EVIL

            This guy “RichardD” is seriously retarded even for a troll.

          • Icarus Tanović

            RichardD is super retarded.

          • Ricky Miller

            Homs=government control. Coastal provinces=government control. Euphrates river=partial control and in places complete government control. Damascus=government control. Aleppo=government control. Hama=government control. Sure it’s not perfect but against the mighty USA Empire regime change operation it’s a clear pushback with the game still in play. Some people will only see success if Russia is attacking American forces in Syria. That’s not going to happen unless the U.S. acts first. Why? Because the Russian electorate have consistently said that they do not want escalation. Hence, the long and slow game against the proxies. From where we were with the government on the ropes in the spring of 2015 to now represents a clear win.

          • RichardD

            The numbers don’t lie Syria has gone from controlling 10% of it’s land to 60% and that continues to grow. No rational person would ignore that and say that Syria is losing the war. You doing so makes you irrational.

          • BlueHeadLizard

            Also the 60% Assad holds is the part with the cities, coast and food; la ‘partie utile de la Syrie’ as the ex France colonialists used to say.

            The 40% held by Turkey / NATO backed sides is desert, ok with some oil there.

          • Saso Mange

            lol ofc that Syria is winning it’s just a matter of time when every faction will return to government. Fight against so called rebels is over since last year.

          • Icarus Tanović

            Don’t loose faith, Syria is not finished. This will be a Vietnam for Turkeys.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            On this one I am not sure, unless Russia changes its tune. Syria’s only unconditional allies are Hezbollah, Iran and Shia militias. Syrian long range air defences should have engaged the Turkish F-16 that are bombing Syrian towns.

          • Icarus Tanović

            PMU as well. This can turn into Turkeys Vietnam, be sure on that. Kurds now wants aliance with Syria. That is very good. Snake bite it’s tail. Because all that eastern Syria will be under SAA control soon.

          • Icarus Tanović

            As for Wahabizing Syrians, that very true.

          • BlueHeadLizard

            Too late for Kurds to ally with SAA. No time left to coordinate, logistics, chain of command, etc. Kurds in Eastern Syria Kurds will be steam rolled with no where to go. Did Iraq say they close the border to fleeing Kurds from Syria?

            Kurds missed their chance for there last few months to return under Assad rule and so get Russia air + radar cover. OK that may have been blocked at the strategic level due to US troops there.

          • Αλή Αλ-Γιουνάνι

            You are a pig. Not Erdogan.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Not to worry nothing will happen to Türkiye. Someone has to deal with this terrorist Bastardo organisation. Assad can’t do f*** all at the moment… Next to our borders we can deal with the bastards

      • Zionism = EVIL

        From a military point of view, this operation is far bigger than any of Turkeys previous operations against Greeks or in Syria. As I have posted from early on, the Kurd turds will not put up a fight and Turkeys will annex a large chunk of Syria and change the demographics by creating a quasi Zionist South Lebanon style quisling state made up of Sunni Arabs who are similar to Erdogan in hatred for Assad.

        The Turkish army is to advance into Arab-majority areas and drive a wedge between YPG-Kurd controlled territory and slowly destroy the Kurdish majority areas. The Kurds will be left with no other choice to either join Syria again or run to Iraq, where they will be resented by the majority Shia population which sees them as Jew arselickers. The Kurds shitheads overreached and did not understand the very evil nature of Americunts who have a history of dumping their “friends” from the ARVN in Vietnam to the Shah of Iran. As the ugly old Jew Kissinger wrote, ” friendship with America is a kiss of death”. In this case, the dumbass cowardly Kurds can kiss their ass goodbye!

        • RichardD

          In other words, the Syrians will take advantage of the turmoil to resume expanding their footprint. You keep talking about a Turkish annexation while ignoring that the entire area is already a US annexation. So the net result is that the Syrians gain territory sooner rather than later. The Turks aren’t going to have an easier time with demographic engineering than the US. They’re both doing it. So little has changed.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            The Americunts are stupid and could not organize a shag in a whorehouse, the Turks lorded over the Arabs for centuries during the Ottoman era and know the game. I am not sure like I said, that Syria can be put back together again. In any case the pig Erdogan is blackmailing Eurofags too:

            Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

            The Turkish president said Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian
            refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country’s
            military operation in Syria as an occupation.

            “We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way,” Erdogan said in speech to his AK Party.

            Speaking from Istanbul, Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu said the speech targeted an international audience

          • RichardD

            The Syrians are backed by the Russians, Iran and Hezbollah. That’s why the Turks haven’t messed with them in Afrin and are unlikely to do so in the NE.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            That is true to some extent, at this stage they will not kill either Russians or Iranians, but if they can get away with this annexation project then all bets are off. This is a huge operation spanning 500 kms and who knows where they will stop.

          • RichardD

            One annexer being replaced by another doesn’t change the equation much. If the Syrians take advantage of it to move the front lines forward in the east than the net sum gain is theirs not the Zionist axis of terror.

          • Bill Wilson

            The Turks can’t mess with those that are absent on the battlefield.

          • RichardD

            They’re present on the battlefield in Idlib and they don’t get messed with.

          • Icarus Tanović

            Stop talking shit, stop putting people down with your pro-Turkish comments and statements.
            If is that all you can say, you better shut the fuck up for this time.

          • Boxman

            This is actually a fair point: it would be better if Turkey moved into all the areas currently under US control, as it’s a lot easier to grind them down and get them out compared to the very scary prospect of war with the USA. In other words, Turkey can be beaten.

          • RichardD

            I here where you’re coming from. But there already is war with the US. The goal is reclamation of Syrian territory by the Syrian government.

            Which is much easier done against the comparatively weak SDF and extremely limited US force in the region once the air cover issue is addressed. Than against a large land army like the Turks.

            Erdogan’s talk about Syria’s territorial integrity is at odds with his support of terrorists for the entire war and raises serious credibility issues.

            Syria has a peer air defense force to Russia when combined with satcom integration. Expanding the no fly zone over the NE takes away the SDF air cover and makes advancing against them up to the Turkish front lines realitivly easy.

            That puts Syria in a much better negotiating position with Turkey then allowing them to take over the entire NE.

    • Icarus Tanović

      SDF will reintegrate to Syria, and then iy will be Vietnam for Turks. If KSA did it why they shouldn’t anyways?

  • Zionism = EVIL

    The outcome was never in doubt, the treacherous Kurd turds are Jew pimps and were hardly expected to fight. They are running faster than Usain Bolt!

  • Superfly

    Instead of cooked Turkey we are getting chicken Curds!

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    The Kurds are withdrawing on purpose pulling the Turkish invaders deep in Syria and spreading them thin.
    Its a very old tactic and strategy and hopefully the Kurds at the right time will circle and surround the Turks, cut them off from their supply routes and kill every single one to the last of them.
    Long live free independent Kurdistan!

    • gustavo

      You dream.

      • dutchnational

        Better his dream than your wishes.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Greek way of thinking. idiot

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        Hey shit-kebap, why arent you in Syria fighting for your Taliban leader Erdogan ?

        Are you afraid of the Kurds…? hahahahah

        [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/ithNQ8W.jpg)

    • That is one of the most retarded tactics I’ve heard in my entire life. A 100.000 strong men trying to streach thin a 300.000 strong force.

      Brilliant.

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        Where did you get your numbers ?
        Its 80 k Turkish soldiers of Erdoganistan and 20k local Turkish thugs.

    • Αλή Αλ-Γιουνάνι

      I hope and i pray all the Kurds of PKK/YPG/PYD to be killed. Το άκουσες αυτό ρε; Σ’ έχω δει και αλλού να τα γράφεις. Εύχομαι ολόψυχα καλή τύχη στον τουρκικό στρατό. Να μη μείνει ρουθούνι στο ψευτοΚουρδιστάν.

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        And I hope the Kurds get their independence soon after they kick the turkgay army of chickens to their virgins.
        Οσο για σενα μουσλιμαλακακο ευχομαι να σου τυχει να σε αρπαξει κανενα τζιχαντι και να σου γ@μησει το κ0λαρακι σου που τα θελει οπως φαινεται…. γαμω τον μοχαμετι σου λαθροσκατο!

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    About 100 Turkish thugs killed so far by the Kurds and 4 Turkish tanks destroyed …!
    Come on the Kurds !

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Sadly NO. The Kurds are competing with Usian Bolt and they seem to be winning the running game at least.

  • Lazy Gamer

    Will Assad move in the east or recover the west? A few more days will reveal how much timeframe he has. Either way, kurds will also benefit thru a second front or a safe zone.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Sorry, no one will lift a finger. Russia sold Syria out ages ago and its only interest is to hang on to Latakia and Tartus naval facilities if it can. The castrated Syrian “government” now has control over less than 50% of its land and if Turkey moves further south than even that is doubtful.

      • RichardD

        It’s 60% up from 10% before Russia got involved. Your Russia sold out Syria narrative isn’t supported by the facts.

      • Ricky Miller

        Can you view a map? The Syrian government now controls nearly two thirds of Syria’s geographic footprint and all the major cities. It’s not hard to see, just pull it up and look at it. You can YouTube search Syrian civil war and watch the timelapse change from 2015 forward as the SAA marched on and turned the bulk of Syria’s center, East and coastal regions red. But do spout on, although your agenda in being a downer is readily visible. But, to what purpose? Surely and clearly not spreading any objective truth.

        • Icarus Tanović

          That’s right Ricky, he is a downer, and it is visible. Whta is going on with him and who is he, I don’t know.

    • Bill Wilson

      Assad can’t do much more other than hold the front lines in the West while nibbling away bits of Idlib due to a shortage of competent troops. Turkey invaded Afrin because Erdogan knew that the SAA wouldn’t be able to assist the Kurds and has now invaded Northern Syria for the same reason. The SAA wouldn’t be able to hold the front lines in Aleppo province without the assistance of the YPG and SDF due to a shortage of experienced troops. ISIS is able to run amok in the Homs Desert because the SAA only has 2nd and 3rd rate militias manning the garrisons out there.

  • Johan

    Do not support the lap dog of Erdogan , Trump Boycott Turkey: all products barcodes who start with 868 or 869 DO NOT BUY THEM. While your governement is doing nothing do not help Erdogan and Trump commit the next invasion and Turkish genocide on the only real protectors of the world against Islamic State.

    • Damien C

      “The only real protectors of the world against Islamic State”

      Are you drunk or just insane?

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Zionist media confirms that Russia, Zionists and Americunts supported Turkish invasion of Syria

    Prime minister Nethanyahu may have derived encouragement for his fighting speech of a preemptive strike on Iran from the events leading up to the Turkish operation in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Ankara, Washington and Moscow were in close consultation ahead of this operation, but Tehran was strictly excluded.

  • Rhodium 10

    The purpose is to expel Kurdish to the desert and steal the olive oil harvest like they did in Idlib 2015…

  • Phoron

    Most likely the SDF will fracture and fall apart as the illegitimate opportunists they are, after their leaders head for the backdoor with suitcases full of cash. The remainder will likely reconcile with Damascus. Kurds are so hapless, lol.

  • S Melanson

    Let us see how this develops, the coming weeks should be quite revealing. In Syria, guessing game on who are your ‘allies’ and even then, when you need them, will they take stand by your side or look the other way or worse…

    Also, what is it with those pictures in the article? Maybe the article should be titled: The Lonely Toyota

    • FlorianGeyer

      I would give the lonely Toyota a good home if US AID delivered it to me. :)

      Far too many Toyota brothers and sisters have been literally torn apart in this bitter war.

      Would all who are deeply concerned about the brutal way that Toyota’s have been treated, please donate at least 1000 Euros to my charity ( monthly recurring payment)
      ” Rights for Toyota’s@clinton.scam ”

      Thank you. :)

      • Vitex

        I reckon a week in the Yemeni high country and you’d be able to build a landcruiser from spares, as long as you like military tan or carbon black as colours. Plus you’ll have as many weapons as you want to stave off bandits. Must be a roaring trade in landcruisers somewhere in Yemen. One careful owner.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Low mileage as well ,Vitex.
          I am not sure that insurance companies would deem them to be Road Worthy though. :)
          But in Yemen, who needs insurance :) Aside from an AK47/74 of course.

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    Look at those 2 no lifers lurking the forums and posting non stop like they know any shit! get out of your mum’s basement you idiots! you need professional help asap!!

  • Jose

    Obviously this has all been engineered to run with the Kurds and the Americans. The only ones who could do this are the Turks, without provoking reactions from NATO and the US.
    Only the Kurds really had the hope of creating another Kurdistan on Syrian soil.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Kurd’s are about as good of fighters as Israeli’s are.
    Both groups excel at using explosives against civilian populations, but neither can go head to head against those who’s lands they wish to conquer.
    http://jewishbreakingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/kurdish.jpg

  • Vitex

    Two fake armies fighting each other. Pass the popcorn.