Erdogan can’t deliver on his vow to drive out Syrian Kurdish militia

DEBKAfile exclusive: The Turkish army has so far made no progress in capturing Afrin’s regional capital or Manbij, despite Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s almost daily vow to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out northern Syria. There is plenty of shelling and a few small Kurdish villages have been seized, but the main thrust of the Turkish invasion is held up by three factors: 1) Moscow has warned Ankara that if the Turkish army proceeds to the town of Afrin, its entry will be barred by a Russian assault; 2) Washington has warned Ankara against attacking Manbij; 3) From day one of the Turkish offensive ten days ago, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, which was trained and prepared to spearhead the operation, was no match for the Kurdish YPG – even with artillery and air support.

 

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16 thoughts on “Erdogan can’t deliver on his vow to drive out Syrian Kurdish militia

  • Jan 29, 2018 @ 11:00 at 11:00
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    putin will wimp out again

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    • Jan 29, 2018 @ 14:55 at 14:55
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      Will horses run on the rock?

      Amos – Chapter 6

      Chapter 6
      1. Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who are secure in the mountain of Samaria, those called the first of the nations, and the house of Israel has come to them. א.
      2. Proceed to Calneh and see, and go from there to the great Hamath, and go down to Gath of the Philistines-are they better than these kingdoms, or is their border greater than your border? ב.
      3. You, who bring yourselves closer to the day of evil, and you bring near the dwelling amidst violence. ג.
      4. Those who lie on couches of ivory and stretch out on their beds, and eat lambs of the flock and calves out of the stall. ד.
      5. Who sing according to the tone of the lute. They thought that their musical instruments were like [those of] David. ה.
      6. Who drink from basins of wine, and with the first oils they anoint themselves, and they feel no pain concerning the destruction of Joseph. ו.
      7. Therefore, now they shall go into exile at the head of the exiles, and the banquet of the haughty shall pass away. ז.
      8. The Lord God swore by Himself. The Lord God of Hosts says; I abhor the pride of Jacob, and I hate his palaces, and I will deliver the city and the fullness thereof. ח.
      9. And it shall be, if ten men are left in one house, they shall die. ט.
      10. And his kinsman and the one who saved him from burning shall carry him to take out bones from the house, and he shall say to [the one] who is in the end of the house, “Are there any more with you?” and he shall say, “There is none.” And he shall say, “Take them out.” [This is] for not mentioning the Name of the Lord. י.
      11. For behold, the Lord commands, and he shall smite the great house into splinters, and the small house into chips. יא.
      12. Will horses run on the rock, or will one plow with cattle, for you have perverted justice to hemlock and the fruit of righteousness to wormwood? יב.
      13. Those who rejoice over a thing of nought, who say, “With our strength we have taken horns for ourselves.” יג.
      14. For, behold I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, says the Lord God of Hosts, and they shall oppress you from the approach to Hamath until the brook of the Arabah.

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      • Jan 29, 2018 @ 17:05 at 17:05
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        Please quote the King James Bible. I can’t understand the archaic language of your version (a lute??!) nor can I relate to the watered down text you quoted.
        I do however appreciate the Biblical connection you made. Thank you

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  • Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:58 at 12:58
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    Pigdogan your place is reserved in the mudslime paradise giving pleasure to camels!

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    • Jan 29, 2018 @ 23:02 at 23:02
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      You forgot to mention the camels will be male.

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  • Jan 29, 2018 @ 15:06 at 15:06
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    I dont understand why PYD release ISID prisoned terrorists to help them fight them Turks?

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    • Jan 29, 2018 @ 21:37 at 21:37
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      Because they act together. They are no different. Isid was created and funded by usa

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  • Jan 29, 2018 @ 21:21 at 21:21
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    Tayyip Erdogan just got bitch slap by Putin and Trump.

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  • Jan 29, 2018 @ 21:35 at 21:35
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    Let me tell you the truth. TA is advancing fast. Bourseya mountain has already been cleared of so called bunkers and terorists. Pkk terorists left their positions and ran. Do watch some news. See you in afrin in a couple of weeks.

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  • Jan 29, 2018 @ 23:05 at 23:05
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    I hope zee Germans will sober down at some point and expel the turkish scam from the Bundestan.

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    • Jan 29, 2018 @ 23:45 at 23:45
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      The most there i think are anti turkish and leftwing…But there are lot of turks/muslims in nearly every big german party.The kurds are mostly in the green and left partys…also sometimes they fight each other.Alevites against Sunnis etc.Alevites call them Fascists and Racists…but the big party want all the votes from the foreigners…

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  • Jan 30, 2018 @ 2:26 at 2:26
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    The cowardly Turks and their Camel prick juice Lover Pigdogan will suffer ANOTHER Humiliating defeat at the hands of the GREAT Kurdish people. The PIG PIGDOGAN will then have to crawl on his knees to Putin to bail out his paper army of camel prick sucking Turks.

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    • Jan 30, 2018 @ 5:12 at 5:12
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      Only in your dreams. Pkk terorists already ran.

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      • Jan 30, 2018 @ 11:38 at 11:38
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        turkish pilots flight too high to avoid Kurdish manpads. No match for the IAF ELITE pilots, actually pathetic! The time for an independent Kurdistan is near, turk.

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