Syrian forces confront Turkish troops at Kobani and Manbij

Syrian government forces arrived at the Kurdish-held towns of Kobani, Manbij and Raqqa on Monday as Turkish troops were poised to move in against the first two. According to some reports the Syrian army are already in those towns, but, say DEBKAfile’s military sources, it can’t hold out against a Turkish advance without Russian support. This major switch on the front Turkey opened against the Kurds of northeastern Syria six days ago, occurred at lightning speed the day after Kurdish leaders struck a deal with Syria regime and Russian commanders and agreed to turn their territory over to the Assad regime. Since Syrian government troops are not up to a full-scale battle with the Turkish army without Russian army and air force support, Turkey and Russian stand at the threshold of a major military clash.

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20 thoughts on “Syrian forces confront Turkish troops at Kobani and Manbij

  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 9:56 at 9:56
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    Get out the popcorn. This should be fun.

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    • Oct 15, 2019 @ 0:42 at 0:42
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      Turkey is anti – Semitic genocidal islamic terror state supporting Hamas, ISIS and Iran. erDOGan is an i
      diot obsessed with Israels destruction. A kurdish state in Eastern Turkey will put an end to the ottoman dream for Jerushalaym.

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:08 at 11:08
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    Another fine day in the M.E.!! Time to send Erdogan home / out of NATO.

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:12 at 13:12
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    Interestingly, this MIGHT put Erdogan back into a more NATO-friendly stance. With a potential clash with Russia coming up, getting parts, training, etc. for an S-400 system might prove problematic?

    Whatever happens it will be horrible but fascinating.

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    • Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:39 at 13:39
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      Why part’s, they simply change the software codes and start spying on Turkish warplanes…… lukewarm characters, neither Cold nor hot, always die horrifically

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    • Oct 14, 2019 @ 13:50 at 13:50
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      Turkey, member of NATO, being attacked by Russia = W.W. III !!!!!!

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      • Oct 14, 2019 @ 20:46 at 20:46
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        Putin will not attack or invade Turkey’s territory proper, but the Turkish forces inside Syria are a different story, and since Turkey attacked and invaded Syria in a war of aggression the NATO treaty article 5, may not be adhered to by NATO member nations due to Turkey starting this war of aggression. If Russia invades Turkey to take a spoil, this will change NATO’s response.

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        • Oct 15, 2019 @ 14:17 at 14:17
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          Exactly my thinking.

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      • Oct 15, 2019 @ 1:16 at 1:16
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        More like Czechoslovakia In The 1930s Germany Moved In & Took Over The Only American Type Of Democratic Government Formed After WWI & No One Came To Help Them Just Like Armenia EU Watch?

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      • Oct 15, 2019 @ 6:16 at 6:16
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        possibly…or the Russians might be allied with America, Greece, & Israel to settle old scores & retake Constantinople!

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 15:27 at 15:27
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    I would trust russia and putin long before I would trust turkey and erdogan. the latter is a totally loose cannon.

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:28 at 16:28
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    They all walked into a trap laid for them by none other than President Donald Trump..

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    • Oct 14, 2019 @ 19:42 at 19:42
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      No Trump is not that smart, I do agree with his plan to pull troops out of N. Syria it was really a no win situation for them anyway, besides having no legal grounds to be their Syria is Syrian everybody should just leave, The US, Russians, Iran, UAE, Saudi Proxies Israel, This US plan failed time to try somewhere else?

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 16:55 at 16:55
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    Erdogan thinks he can wag the Bears tail and it will run away as our leader did!

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  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 17:10 at 17:10
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    – – – Turkey is anti – Semitic genocidal islamic terror state supporting Hamas, ISIS and Iran. erDOGan is an idiot obsessed with Israels destruction. A kurdish state in Eastern Turkey will put an end to the ottoman dream for Jerushalaym. BDS Turkey.

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 4:02 at 4:02
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    I believe Russia, Turkey, Iran and others will bond together and turn against Israel. They will fight against Israel and the USA.

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 5:13 at 5:13
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    As I have said. This is proof that there is a “deal” between the Russian and American superpower aspirations. In the coming months prepare for something that makes Yalta look a Monopoly game.

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 13:35 at 13:35
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    Hahah
    Syrian forces have already fled when they saw TA advancing.
    Debka, when are you gonna stop producing lies?? Turkey has already cleared 1.000km2 area

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