ISIS/ISIL conflict in Syria/Iraq (No OpEd, No Politics)


SampanViking

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Big news from the Idlib front today with Syria reporting that its forces have taken control of the entire Damascus to Aleppo highway.

This is the culmination of an offensive that started in January and which has captured former terrorist strongholds such as Marat al Numan and Saraqib, Khan Touman, AL-Eis And is Rushideen (i think)4 on the outskirts of Aleppo itself.

Erdogan is having a major tantrum and threatening to send in the Turkish army to reclaim the territory that the terrorists have lost.
Bluster or the start of a real regional war?
 

SampanViking

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Massive Event today as the Syrian Army has retaken all the Western Suburbs of Aleppo and built a deep buffer zone around the city which has included retaking the entire Anadan plain.
Terrorist strongholds, which they have held since 2013 have fallen today like 9 pins!

In addition Russian Forces and Military police are deploying to checkpoints along the entire length of the newly liberated stretch of the Damascus - Aleppo highway, which makes the chances of any Turkish intervention seem far more remote.
 

Jura

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Big news from the Idlib front today with Syria reporting that its forces have taken control of the entire Damascus to Aleppo highway.

This is the culmination of an offensive that started in January and which has captured former terrorist strongholds such as Marat al Numan and Saraqib, Khan Touman, AL-Eis And is Rushideen (i think)4 on the outskirts of Aleppo itself.

Erdogan is having a major tantrum and threatening to send in the Turkish army to reclaim the territory that the terrorists have lost.
Bluster or the start of a real regional war?
News Of This Hour at gazeta.ru
is
17:50 Минобороны Турции заявило о гибели военных в результате воздушной атаки в Идлибе
which I traced to
Turkish soldiers martyred in Idlib, Syria airstrikes
In retaliation, 50+ Assad regime elements neutralized, and 5 tanks, 2 armored personnel vehicles, and 1 howitzer destroyed
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Jura

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says Turkey finished preparations for a military operation in Idlib region

the article goes on with interesting Turkey x Kremlin x EU, and Turkey x Kremlin x Iran considerations
 

Jura

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Yesterday at 9:13 PM
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says Turkey finished preparations for a military operation in Idlib region

the article goes on with interesting Turkey x Kremlin x EU, and Turkey x Kremlin x Iran considerations
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Article 4
The Parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the Parties is threatened.
invoked by Turkey
 

ougoah

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Twitter and other forums are abuzz with claims, propaganda, fake news, and macho armchair bravado.
 
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plawolf

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If the Turks are absolutely kurbstomping the Syrians like their supporters are bragging about, why are they unleashing a flood of Syrian refugees on the EU?

You have to be the biggest fool around if you think there won’t be serious consequences for Turkey for doing that, especially now with many EU member states desperately battling Coronavirus.

Do Turkish cheerleaders really think their leader and government is so spiteful as to risk serious fallout from the EU just to pay back NATO for not supporting them on their naked land grab in Syria; or do you think it more likely that despite Turkish bluster, things are not going as swimmingly for them as their rhetoric would suggest?

This wasn’t the first time Turkish troops have been killed by Syrian air strikes, where was the vaunted Turkish airforce when their troops where being bombed by the Syrian bloodily airforce? I mean they barely have an Air Force at all. If you cannot defend your troops against a vastly outnumbered opponent flying antiquated museum pieces with no credible air superiority capabilities to write home about, god help you if you get into a tangle with a good one.
 

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