Turkey threatens ‘harshest’ response if Kurds try to capture Syrian border city

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that the Syrian Kurds and their YPG milita would face the "harshest reaction" from Turkey if they attempt to capture the city of Azaz on the Turkish border. He claimed that if not for Turkey's artillery bombardment on Sunday, the Kurds would have already captured Azaz and Tal Rifaat, another small Syrian city. 
DEBKAfile's military sources: The prime minister's claim is not accurate. Unlike the "dramatic" reports from Ankara, the bombing was extremely limited and did not cause any damage. Turkey has not taken any significant step until now to counter the YPG militia's takeover of large parts of the Syria-Turkey border area. 

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