‘Unknown Warplanes’ Hit Kurdish YPG Positions In Northern Syria – Reports

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An F4E Phantom II aircraft with the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) takes off from Third Air Force Base Konya, Turkey, during Exercise Anatolian Eagle. Source: WIKIPEDIA

‘Unknown warplanes’ have repportedly bombed positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) – the core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – near Barsaya mountain in northern Syria.

Intitially reports about the alleged air raid appeared in accounts of pro-Turkish media activists. Later, al-Jazeera Syria also reported this, citing its local correspondent.

The alleged airstrikes took place northwest of an important stronghold of pro-Turkish militants in northern Syria – Azaz.

Indeed, the only side that has means and reasons to conduct air raids against YPG in northern Syria is Turkey. If confirmed, this will likely mean that Ankara is testing Moscow and Washington in order to see their reaction to these actions.

This step is just a part of Ankara’s long-run strategy aimed at supressing Kurdish militias in Syria. Earlier, this month firefights between pro-Turkish militants and SDF/YPG fighters erupted in the area near Tell Rifat.

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  • Barba_Papa

    If true the shit will be hitting the fence soon.

  • Kim Jong

    They are terrorists like daesh, nusra and all others militants in Syria who carrying weapons whitout permission of the gouvernement in Damascus.

    • Guy

      They’re a million times better than the Pro-Turkish militants, and the SDF also showed willingness to cooperate with the government in Damascus (the transfer of land west of Manbij to the SAA for example).

      • Kim Jong

        Maybe. But we should never forget that all this “Kurdistan” stuff is a zionist project. At last, terrorists are terrorists and we shouldnt let blind ourselves by that nice shiny red star on their flag.

        • Jens Holm

          Be a zionist projekt Yourself meant for keeping muslims low and illiterate as well.

        • Dustil schmit

          ironic considering your name you hate communists now?

          • Kim Jong

            Not everything what has a red star on its label is communist. When you drinking a Heineken, you feel like communist?

          • Dustil schmit

            Maybe you should ask the USSAR or Syria about the PKK since you seem to know nothing about it.

          • Keith Smith

            kurds are fighting for syria, not against them

    • Jens Holm

      Thats not true. YPG/YPJ was allowed to defend themselves, when SAA & Assads left the building.

      Besides SAA & the regime wasnt there anymore without them.

    • @Inc2Get

      YOu are way off dude. Bashar said that he would grant anyone who is willing to fight Isis and other terrorists in Syria permission and it looks like Kurds and SAA have a unofficial agreement. Russia supported Kurds in Syria during clashes with Turkish backed jihadis, Kurds helped SAA in various locations by cutting links and roots of jihadis in Syria. They extremely rarely clash with eachother and when that happens, it’s usually a miss communication. Many in Syria wants to grant Kurds an autonomy instead of independence and Kurdish leaders had said before that autonomy is the goal, rather than independence.

      • Keith Smith

        spot on. us have just sat in the middle of an agreement and are serving kurds up to erdogan. if erdogan wins, kurds are dead. if kurds win, they give their ex puppet a bloody nose and might even kill him…. and the US will try and hold a military presence in syria, and claim it is for the kurds

      • Kim Jong

        Lets see what will happen. I hope not that one day we wake up with a “kurdish state” in northern Syria with US military bases inside.

    • Keith Smith

      kurds were fighting with syria, not against them. since before russia joined. US just offered weapons and placed themselves into the middle of that alliance

  • Dustil schmit

    Turkey worried about Northern Aleppo and illbid.

    • Bill Wilson

      Ain’t that the truth. Erdogan is worried about being ran out of Northern Aleppo by the SAA and SDF once they have ISIS boxed in south of Deir Azzor along with footing the bill to keep the crazies supplied in Ilbid. They’re not getting no where near the same outside support as they did in the past in arms, supplies (military & civilian) and money so Tayyip has to make up the difference.

      • Thegr8rambino

        I hope tayyip fails miserably and pulls out of Syria forever lol

  • Keith Smith

    A lot of people are in for a shock, there wont be a WW3 there will be an advancing brick wall of Russian might protecting Syria which will continue to increase right up to every border within that country. Syria will live, God bless Russia, y3m3n and somalia are in the s h 1 t atm tho

    • Keith Smith

      and tories in UK making a MASSIVE move for a power grab. Tories are europhiles. UK will be chained to the EU for another 5 yrs if they get a majority. NWO is pushing back

      • Barba_Papa

        Tories are europhiles? In what alternate universe? The only reason there was a Brexit referendum was because a large portion of the Tory party has wanted out of the EU and has made life living hell for Tory prime ministers. The last government of John Major was rife with Tory infighting over Europe. The only reason Cameron called for a referendum was so he hoped it would finally shut the Eurosceptics up if they lost. And then he lost. And resigned, so its not that he gained much out of Brexit either.

        Labor had its EU dissenters as well, but not even remotely close to the chasm that had split the Tories. And May seems hell bent on once and for all ending this divide in her own party by removing the problem, in this case EU membership. Even if it means wrecking the UK. Party interests over national interests.

        • Keith Smith

          Look at facts, offered a referendum 7 yrs ago, (coalition stopped it). 12 months since referendum, (what have they actually done? think really hard on any actual news of progress on this issue.) remainers are not the problem. They have all been ‘defeated’ with their straw man arguments. After GE MP’s go on holiday.. and project fear certainly was complete lies. May voted Remain. And remainers are not the problem. May is claiming she will get a great deal on brexit but is offering up fishing for goods trade. Tory government for another 5yrs we will be in the EOU in 5 yrs time. freedom of movement isnt stopping for at least two yrs as it is. Tories will say, you voted us in on a majority, we can do what we want. and we want to stay in the EU. They just gave remainers chance to vote lib dims and we all know MSM lies. it is painting labour as a party who will hold another referendum. referendum was because of UKIP.. Even cameron QUIT! RATHER THAN TAKE US OUT OF THE eu. vOTE TORIES IN, AND IN 6 MONTHS THERE WILL BE A NEW LEADER, AND A TON OF EUROPHILE mp’S IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. rEMAINERS ARE NOT A CURRENT PROBLEM. 30 TORIES NAMES BEING SENT TO CPS IS. And they think labour are weak enough to bury them.

          • Keith Smith

            plus at the behest of the EU they killed their own people with austerity in the UK. that is an anti-eu party? where the pm votes to remain???

          • Keith Smith

            And double speak is obvious as well, by stating a GE gives us the opportunity for a strong government to follow brexit thru, they know full well, that doesnt mean a hard or soft brexit. people think it does, it actually gives the chance for remainers to vote pro EU

        • Keith Smith

          your consciousness is either in a rose tinted past, or a hopeful future with the tories. in the present. look around. we dont even have a post office anymore, was losing money, and eu rules state that government couldnt prop it up so they had to prvatise. tories are delaying, delaying delaying. look at actual progress bud, in 5 yrs time it will be twelve yrs since tories first offered a referendum… over a decade by 2022 and nothig will be changed. apart from a privatised G4S border. May’s husband is major shareholder in G4S which gets government contracts for everything

          • Barba_Papa

            The tories don’t need much encouragement to privatize anything. That’s in their blood. Margaret Thatcher was privatizing everything but the kitchen sink a decade before the rest of the EU followed suit in the 90’s. The only reason the NHS has not been privatized yet is because even they realize it would have been electoral suicide.

          • Keith Smith

            new manifesto wont have much on NHS either

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Russia should do or say nothing. These are the CIA’s pawns.
    Let Turkey bomb CIA assets, and let the US retaliate by arming terrorist to fight Turkey.
    If Turkey and USSA fight proxy war against each other, this gives SAA and Russians a chance to liberate and dig into more places inside of Syria.
    http://ihr.org/

    • Keith Smith

      possible, but kurds were being offered semi autonomous rule in syria over three districts at one point. then the US got involved on the kurds side and in between syria/russia and the kurds. using USweaponry for now. CIA DO want erdogan dead. but i am not sure the kurds will have reason to fight once they reach the border. US dont care, more dead the better for both sides as far as CIA is concerned. its terrible nobody mentions the kurds are fighting for syria and the US supports the kurds. Blatant proof for all those fans of strategic alliances that US are playing both sides. Syria would have supported kurds up to the turkish border. US is there just to help erdogan kill kurds i think. Saddam used chemical weapons on kurds at the behest of the CIA. AND with CIA produced weather reports. Not sure why US hates kurds so much tho

  • John

    Unknown huh? pfffffffffft. The whole area is under tons of surveillance. :P

    …..and the band played on….

    • John Whitehot

      unknown according to public sources – militaries don’t release their data if they aren’t ordered to do so.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    Putin is dam desperate for Turkey’s oil and gas stream pipeline and are buying face with Erdogan while surrounded by USA/Nato.Putin is hoping while there is no hope.Russia is under USA/Nato sanction which has severe indirect impact on the Russian economy.Russia and China military defences will weaken if North Korea and Iran’s militaries will stop growing under UN and USA/Nato pressure.USA/Nato,Israel and Turkey will continue attacking Syria and Russia will keep on re-inforced missiles defences and Tillerman will visit Moscow and systems will be switch of.

  • Bill Wilson

    The US isn’t amused with Erdogan’s antics since they have critical NATO bases on Turkey soil.