Turkish tanks drive into Kurdish Afrin city, 200,000 civilians flee

As Turkish tanks and APCs took control of Afrin city on Sunday, a bulldozer knocked over the statue of a Kurdish national hero in the town center and troops arrayed Turkish flags on surrounding buildings. Intelligence sources estimate that more than 200,000 civilians have fled the city of a million inhabitants in a swelling stream.

 

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29 thoughts on “Turkish tanks drive into Kurdish Afrin city, 200,000 civilians flee

  • Mar 18, 2018 @ 16:49 at 16:49
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    No surprise ,as turkey has experience aa a genocidal state that murdered 2 million christiN armenians . turky already is occupying cyprus and Kurdistan , similar to other Muslim countries like Indonesia occupying papua and morocco occupying western sahara.

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  • Mar 18, 2018 @ 17:11 at 17:11
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    The United States has a powerful Air Force in the region, and supposedly the Kurds loyally supported the United States in the campaign to defeat the Islamic caliphate.

    It would appear to me that the United States has abandoned the loyal curds yet once again.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t think so.

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    • Mar 18, 2018 @ 17:27 at 17:27
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      Probably a result of the disastrous policy of Tillerson.

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    • Mar 18, 2018 @ 19:19 at 19:19
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      As a Kurd I would say that you are 100% right.
      USA doesn’t appreciate people’s who don’t shout “Death to America”bor don’t kill Americains…Since 2003 hundreds of American military and civil servants have been staying in Kurdistan ….have you heard any of them being harmed or killed by Kurds?

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  • Mar 18, 2018 @ 17:39 at 17:39
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    Kick them out of NATO. They are Putin’s puppets.

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  • Mar 18, 2018 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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    USA is not a reliable friend or partner.The Kurds have taken among many other cities Raaqa the capital of ISIS , and left alone to loose two majors cities to the Jihadi Arabs and Turks supported by a member of NATO. That’s the second time in the modern history that we as Kurds experienced such a betrayal.Those Kurdish politicians who will try a third time to repeat the same mistake will be as criminals as American politicians!

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  • Mar 18, 2018 @ 23:42 at 23:42
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    Maybe it’s time for Kurds to start making friendship with Russians, because Russians are loyal friends.

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    • Mar 19, 2018 @ 16:48 at 16:48
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      Russian troll!

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      • Mar 19, 2018 @ 20:05 at 20:05
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        Is that all you can offer as a counter-argument?

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  • Mar 19, 2018 @ 0:28 at 0:28
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    ypg is never any friends of anyone. they are a stalinist organization. they made deals with isis , syrian regime , hezbollah different times in just 2 years. before that they change side amongst iran ,saddam regime , esed the father , soviet union . everyone used them. they used everyone. Bu the last add campaign was very good, with women soldiers and such on magazine covers. They hurt their people they hurt their friends. israelis should not feel aligned with them.
    Last time they went against turkish regime was because of dams were being build in kurdish region. Apparently they did not want villagers became farmers. apparently shepherds were better militants.

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  • Mar 19, 2018 @ 0:36 at 0:36
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    Isn’t Afrin a territory of Syria in the north?
    What are the Turks doing there?
    Another meaningless twist in this stupid conflict.

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  • Mar 19, 2018 @ 6:57 at 6:57
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    Kurdish people are one of the most courageous and brave peoples on earth.They are very progressive,peaceful and ethical.They have been persecuted and massacred by so-called Muslim countries.The World should deal with the Kurdish cause the same way the dealt with Jewish problem in 1917. They deserve to have their own country and must be supported by the so-called human rights supporters in the Western World. Kurdish people should unite and stop of being used by Western and regional powers.These countries will never be honest with you because they have their own agendas and interest.Turkey is an ally of the US and Israel and they work closely to change the map of the region by dividing the countries. Syria and Irak are examples. God bless you,sons of Saladin ( Salah Eddin)Al Ayoubi.

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