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Turkish-led Forces Attack Saraqib As Syrian Army Advances On Afis (Map Update)

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Turkish-led Forces Attack Saraqib As Syrian Army Advances On Afis (Map Update)

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On March 4, units of the Syrian Army supported by Russian and Syrian warplanes launched an attack on the town of Afis north of Saraqib in the province of Idlib.

Government forces are aiming to clear the town of Turkish-led forces in order to secure the M5 highway from possible attacks from the area. According to pro-Syrian sources, clashes in Afis are now ongoing.

A closer look at ‘moderate suicide bombers’ supported by Turkey in Idlib:

At the same time, al-Qaeda terrorists backed up by the Turkish artillery and air power carried out another attempt to capture Saraqib, where the Russian Military Police had been deployed.

Pro-government soruces claim that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkistan Islamic Party and other al-Qaeda-linked friends of the Erdogan regime were welcomed with intense air and artillery strikes and the attack was repelled. However, these claims still have to be confirmed. The situation on the ground remains tense.

On March 5, the  Turkish and Russian leaders are set to meet in Moscow to discuss the situation in Idlib. So, the Turkish leadership fiercely wants to capture Saraqib before the meeting.

Pro-militant sources also claim that the Syrian Army shelled another Turkish observation post.

During the past 24 hours, 3 soldiers were killed and 15 others were injured according to official statements by the Turkish Defense Ministry.

Some recent footage from the Saraqib area:

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  • Dawn

    Soon Turkish SVBIED tanks will spearhead every attack of Turkish terrorist coalition..

  • Habib

    Lol the drone missed the footage.

  • ColinNZ

    Terrorist attack supported by Turkey on Saraqib failed miserably with dozens of rats & Turkish armour annihilated.

    • yep

      Great news thanks !

    • Concrete Mike

      Now that is good morning news, thanks bud!

      • FlorianGeyer

        I would pay to listen to the Putin and Erdo meeting in Moscow tomorrow, Mike.

        Perhaps Erdo will be treated to a long holiday in the ‘Black Dolphin’. Its a very secure and suitable facility for Erdo. :)

        • Wahid Algiers

          Maybe the best jail for ErDOGGY and his entourage.

        • Concrete Mike

          Im guessing the most often used word will be nyet!

          If one is patient, the Erdogan problem will solve itself, his own countrymen will eventually turn on him, rest assured.

          To assume Turkey is acting as a homogenous entity is a dangerous mistake.

          This will be Erdogan’s downfall though and its closer than we think. Thats why they are desperatly protecting al nusrah.

          • Tudor Miron

            Yes, there’s no point interrupting Erdo’s digging of his own grave.

        • Tudor Miron

          Those who know Russian should listen to this https://youtu.be/JXke3K9oFoo

      • Karen Bartlett

        Tastes good with coffee.

  • Daniel Martin

    Erdoğan is truly dragging in Turkey and it’s armed forces into disaster . To me it’s absolutely mind boggling that the Turkish servicemen accept to get killed and to be associated and with the worst scum of the earth , such as Al-Qaeda and the other 32 different flavors of jihhadis, it’s truly amazing.

    • yep

      “mind boggling” if you forget that Erdogan has imprisoned tens of thousands of people only because of failed coup. Not to count al the others before and after the coup who also have end up in prison.
      Everybody who had some brains between the ears has left Turkey long time ago or simply rotting in prison.

      • Fair treatment

        Yes I remember..
        Turkish president he is really a dictator..
        Like HITLER..

        • Wahid Algiers

          Don’ t say anything against Hitler you rat!

          • goingbrokes

            people refer to Hitler as if they know something about him, in reality they know nothing at all…

    • Karen Bartlett

      The US military does the same, only more secretly.

  • jm74

    Another way at looking into the Erdogan/Putin relationship is that Putin led Erdogan into this situation, observation posts, oil/gas pipeline, trade etc knowing that Erdogan will violate any agreement and Putin never forgave Erdogan for shooting down that Russian jet back in 2015. A wishful opinion.

    • yep

      Erdogan’s pay day will come and nothing can stop that to happen.

      • goingbrokes

        Agree. But it actually applies to everyone!

        • yep

          As long as that applies to every man like him I don’t mind

    • geopolitica

      i don’t think so if russia was waiting for war she will send more and better equipment before the hostility start with turkey… russia made a big mistake not preparing a full war against turkey

      • goingbrokes

        Why? Turkey is losing already, and their whole army is unmotivated about Idlib. Russia is keeping Syrians supplied and they win by default. Get a grip.

        • geopolitica

          Mayby i miss to precise my think russia diden’t supply enought electronic warfare for the turkish drone … this was a strategic error Look corrected since …

  • Fair treatment

    I don’t understand why Syria army dosent annihilate the Turkish post which they are in their control…

    • geopolitica

      if they do this they will loose all the leverage possible, don’t worry if the situation go to full scale war they will die slowly

      • Vollkrassmann

        I badly hope so…

    • FlorianGeyer

      The surrounded posts are a bargaining chip for the SAA.

      Destroyed posts with dead Turks are not.

      • Wahid Algiers

        YOU get it.

    • gustavo

      They are protected by Russia ! Yes, it is hard to believe, but Putin has to please Erdogan somehow.

  • alejandro casalegno

    This time in Saraqib……………………..NO STEP BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fair treatment

    They should unleash a bombing campaign against Turkey in Syria that will flatten everything in ..
    Then they will run like rats to their brother Turkey

    • geopolitica

      like tchetchen war carpet bomb the area but occident will use the “civil” to accuse russia of war crime

    • Karen Bartlett

      You mean like the US did to Raqqa, killing thousands of civilians in the process?

  • Legis Legis Juscius

    turkish started operation with 400 tanks, 200 howitzers and 7000 of their best soldiers,swarms of drones still failed to achieve any goals, and their thinking they can fight russain military machine??:))

    • goingbrokes

      Reality is starting to sink in!

  • Vollkrassmann

    The Turkey Obs posts should now be treated as enemy that has to be extinguished. The Turkeys are war criminals as they are aggressive against a neighboring country who never violated any square meter of Turkey soil. Hopefully the world’s community will see this fact and decide to take consequences agains the Turkish policy of warmongering: Sanctions against Turkeyland.

    • geopolitica

      i think you are dreaming almost all occidental politics support daesh

      • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

        Just kill all of the Turks at these posts. I think that’s going to happen. Many Turks have already been killed for NOTHING. “Occidental” politicians are completely corrupt and totally out of touch with the people. My country – the US – is no longer a democracy.

        • Karen Bartlett

          It never was a democracy. The founders feared the majority would control everybody else. It was a Republic, States united in a voluntary and mutually beneficial agreement, until 1865. However, it claims to be a democracy AND a Republic. But it’s run by a bunch of lying thieves and murderers.

  • seawolf

    Its Turkish people which will send Erdogan home.

    • Concrete Mike

      Thats right brother, the turkish people need to stand up to the fascist gray wolves and fascist muslim brotherhood.

      Its up to them now.

  • RichardD

    The Turkish heavy weapons providing fire support for the terrorists, including tanks, MLRS and tracked howitzers, need to be taken out.

  • Tudor Miron

    Erdo is going for broke. Considering that Russian PM is deployed in Saraqib this will not end well for him.

  • speedball

    erdogan must go

  • Tudor Miron
  • Tim Williams

    RUSSIA delivered 15 TOR M2 to Syria yesterday … they are all on the ground operating.

    The beauty of thIs system .. it can acquire a target on the move and fire on the move …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En7WnQ0s26E

    • Simplekindof Man

      The orientation rockets…very impressive in slow Mo at 2:13 crazy!

  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams

    AFRIN – KURD forces still hitting the rats

    https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/status/1235177582439665664

  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams

    rat corpses are piling up in every sector

    https://twitter.com/AndrewBritani/status/1235188589790736387

  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams

    RUSSIA supplies new air to air missiles to SYRIAN airforce … much longer range

    https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1235199869175775232

  • Tim Williams

    TWITTER suspends another Syrian reporter … don’t like the reports

    https://twitter.com/News_From_Syria/status/1235163680997871617

  • Tim Williams

    This is a hoot … SAA mocking the rats …

    https://twitter.com/K257890/status/1234921612341805056

  • Tim Williams

    The madman of ANKARA now says IDLIB is Turkey territory ….

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235208011481853952

  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams

    150 dead rats on failed attack towards SARAQIB … they never got close before their convoy was erased ..

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235206425904852992

  • Tim Williams

    another TURK opposition leader come out against the madman ..

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235205158604328960

  • ΕΝΑΣ ΑΠΛΟΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ

    THE PROMISES OF THE GREAT SULTAN ERDOGAN-BAKATOGLU

    Ten days ago Erdogan the Magnificent (the yenissary from Potamia) warned in an imperial manner Russians to step aside and allow for the heroic Turkish Chicken Army to chase Assad regime soldiers back to Damascus setting as starting point of his great march towards Damascus the end of February. Today is 4th of March and the Syrian regime soldiers are chasing Turkish Chicken Army back to Idlib. What is going wrong? Did the Turkish chickens lost the road towards Damascus repeating their glorius naval achievement of “Malta Yok”?

  • nyomarek

    Great Sultan Erdogander already practices riding his White Pale Horse on his golf-course, so he can look absolutely fantastic on cameras riding into Conquered Damascus, where all ministers of the Assad government are expected to glower at his Mighty Sultan Feet and lick his boots clean. Great Sultan Erdogander then declares Vassal Syria as an ISIS Caliphate to the loud jubilation of all terrorist bearded rats assembled there, so the roaches then can happily proceed to either gang-rape Syrian women or behead the males, depending on their terrorist mood or the day of the week!

  • Fuckturkius Sraloukranius

    Turkey is a terrorist organization, not a state. This is why Turkey has to be eliminated, with tactical nukes. If 70 million turkish subhumans are neutralized then the rest 10 million can be simply democratized and made look like humans. UN shall label this terrorist freaks for the biggest threat in the world as of today.