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Turkish Military Dropped Leaflets Over Syria’s Tell Rifaat Warning Locals Of Near Attack

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Turkish Military Dropped Leaflets Over Syria’s Tell Rifaat Warning Locals Of Near Attack

Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. © Umit Bektas / Reuters

Late on October 15, Turkish drones dropped leaflets over the Syrian town of Tell Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo warning the locals of an upcoming military operation by the Turkish military and its proxies.

Tell Rifaat, which located right to the south of the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin, is held by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and other Kurdish forces. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) maintains a large, heavily armed force in the town and its surroundings. A unite of the Russian Military Police is also deployed there.

“To the civilians in the town of Tell Rifaat … The town will be cleansed from the terrorism of the YPG and PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] … Please cooperate with our forces before it is too late,” the Turkish leaflets reads.

The leaflets were dropped a few hours only after Reuters released a report, in which Turkish officials revealed that the Turkish military and intelligence are preparing to launch an operation against Kurdish forces in Tell Rifaat and other Syrian areas.

Turkey will reportedly launch the operation if diplomatic efforts fail to force Kurdish forces to retreat 30 kilometers away from frontlines with Turkish forces in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the matter with US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin this month.

The Turkish officials’ remarks to Reuters and the leaflets dropped over Tell Rifaat appear to be a part of a psychological warfare operation meant to intimidate Kurdish forces.

Any Turkish attack on Tell Rifaat will not likely be tolerated by Russian forces and the SAA. The Turkish military and its proxies could provoke a dangerous confrontation.


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Turkey and USA should retreat fully from Syria AND pay compensations for the destruction they did. But Erdoganistan couldn’t possibly afford to pay such compensations since they are already heavily in debt.

Icarus Tanović

Just bring it on, you savages. Just try something. Warning: At this moment there is around 25 million volunteers ready to defend Syria from all of aggressors. That being said, be very careful what you gonna do next.

Last edited 1 year ago by Icarus Tanović
Chris Gr

Assad supported Serbs do you know?

Icarus Tanović

Is there anh conecrion to what I just said?

Chris Gr

No but admit it.

Icarus Tanović

If there is no connection to what I said why do you reply with something that has nothing to do with it?

Chris Gr

To get you butthurt.

Icarus Tanović

I see that you are loosing here, so are there any connections to what I said?


Turks bastard should get out from the syrian territory first . and Afrin is syrian land so turks should not talk stupidity or will pay heavy price.

Chris Gr

Hatay is Syrian land also.

Lazy Gamer

Conflict is now a foregone conclusion. Lets see how it plays out.

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