Turkey launches air strikes on Kurdish Afrin


On the heels of a threat to invade Kurdish Afrin, Turkey Saturday launched air strikes against the northern Syrian enclave. Turkish prime minister Benali Yildrim said the operation had begun to “destroy the YPG and PKK.” Convoys of US-trained and armed Kurdish fighters from other parts of northern Syrian were seen heading in force to the beleaguered Kurdish enclave, allowed to pass through by the Syrian army on orders from Assad.

 

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4 thoughts on “Turkey launches air strikes on Kurdish Afrin

  • Jan 20, 2018 @ 21:17 at 21:17
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    Piss on the dictator erdogan And his supporters. TRUMP YOU BETTER SO SOMETHING BOUT THIS AND NOT LEAVE THE SYRIAN KURDS IN THE COLD LIKE YOU DID THE PESHMERGA…..

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  • Jan 21, 2018 @ 1:59 at 1:59
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    Long live the Kurds! Down with Pigdogan and his facist regime. Turkey should get the stuffing kicked out of them, they should pay for slaughtering the Arminian nation.May the world see Erdogan hanging.

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  • Jan 21, 2018 @ 12:42 at 12:42
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    I don’t think that Turkey should be a part of NATO.

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  • Jan 21, 2018 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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    Words have power..should be exercised judiciously or there will be consequences..Turkey is not NK…example

    Turkey’s operation in Afrin follows Ankara’s outrage over America’s recent claim (since retracted) that it would create a force to patrol the Turkey-Syria border.

    Turkey is very concerned even if the fear appears irrational..it is very real….and it does not need a black cat at its doorstep

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    “However, the US stressed on Saturday that they are not supporting the PKK.“We recognize Turkey’s security concerns about the PKK, a US-designated foreign terrorist organization,” Adrian Rankine-Galloway, the Pentagon’s spokesman said in a statement sent to the Anadolu ”

    Again..the above shows a lack of appreciation for history

    Saladin was a Kurd

    A withdrawal from NATO probably is not coming but an ejection from from it may..by then too late as the cementing between They and Russia..will be concrete. The Silk Road corridor will continue ..All the parties including us.. should all be building bridges to it, not burning them.

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