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War? Syrian Air Force Pounds Turkish Positions

Why is Russia Silent?

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Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province.

The Turkish military confirmed that three Turkish soldiers and 10 others wounded (one of them seriously)were as result of an air strikes thought to be carried by the Syrian military. The wounded soldiers were taken to the hospital in the Turkish province of Gaziantep, bordering Syria.

Ankara added that the attack occurred at around 3:30 am (0030 GMT) in the course of the Turkish-led military operation (code-named Operation Euphrates Shield) in the area of al-Bab.

At the same, non-official Turkish and Syrian sources said that the attack resulted in killing over 5 Turkish soldiers and wounding of 16 others.

Meanwhile, intense fighting is ongoing between Turkey-led forces and Kurdish YPG forces in the province of Aleppo.

Turkey-led forces attacked YPG units in the villages of Boghaz, Sab Weran, Sheikh Nasir and Yulanli and seized the villages of Barshaya and Jib Al-Dam from them. Turkish airstrikes reportedly hit YPG positions in the town of Arimah that Kurdish forces had seized from ISIS.

Major escalation took place between the YPG and Turkey-led forces after the Kurdish group succeed in preventing pro-Turkey militants from encircling and seizing the key town of al-Bab, controlled by ISIS. (More about tensions around al-Bab can be found here)

Air strikes delivered on the Turkish Armed Forces by Syrian warplanes is likely a signal that Damascus will oppose to the ongoing military build-up of Turkish army in northern Syria.

This also could be an answer to recent Turkish artillery strikes on Syrian army in the province of Latakia.


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10 Responses to "War? Syrian Air Force Pounds Turkish Positions"

  1. kaho  November 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    On another site I just read that this was a false flag.
    It says an agreement exists between Syria, Russia and Turkey.
    Also check the date.

    • kaho  November 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Look for «Who is behind an air strike that killed three Turkish soldiers in Al-Bab Syria»

  2. Cosmodrome  November 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Unless this purported attack was accomplished using some stolen and repainted mig 21s.

  3. William Bourne  November 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Since advanced Russian S-400 and S-300 AA missile batteries cover all of Syrian air space, I presume Syrian and Russian aircraft are the only ones allowed in the no-fly zone. Aging Syrian aircraft are still adequate for ground attack and bombing and are thus protected from enemy aircraft now so that would make them safe to fly. Russia would rather not attack Turkey themselves with their own aircraft to avoid escalating the war.

  4. William Bourne  November 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Nothing is what it seems, and Syria is always under attack. Greater Israel is the reason for the attacks. Erdogan never seems to tell the truth. The Kurds have a secret alliance with Turkey in smuggling oil.

  5. drbhelthi  November 25, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Destroying the forces of Turkey and other invader nations inside Syria would be a good start. Returning artillery fire from inside Turkey, after documenting the source with international observers, sounds legitimate.

  6. Edward Longshanks  November 25, 2016 at 2:21 am

    This is not the case. Since 2003 Turkey is not led by the Turkish vasalls (Turkish secular elite) of the US and Europe anymore. The re-introduction of Islam and Ottoman dreams are not favoured by the Nato and the West, because it supports counter-balance in the region, a centralisation of power, which is not wellcomed. The mess, the Brits, with the French in their backpack, left behind in 1918,22,25,48 is still the western strategy for the region, caused by the overshadowing oil-interests. A Federation from in the Levante from the Mediterrean to the Gulf would be the ideal form of organisation in this region. But the tribal cultural differences are too extreme, to make this model possible.

  7. Jeremy Gates  November 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    When does Russia and Syria say enough is enough to those zio- genocidal maniacs to stop their provocations and incursion into other free nations lands..

    • Edward Longshanks  November 25, 2016 at 2:34 am

      The Syrians depend on Shiite and Russian support as members of the Shiite halfmoon. According to the still working advice of Mr. Clausewitz, and his epic opus “On War”, the Russians invest the amount of military entities as much as they think they need it for their political intentions. You should seperate yourself from your moral intention, there is no moral in politics. Moral arguments are made to feed the masses with justification. The single common usually does not understand that he is only able to be aware of 200-250 people (a village) personally. And only in our personal awareness we can share common values. Outside of, it is no sharing of values and culture, the first lie of politicians created as a faith.

  8. JohnZ  November 24, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Does this mean Syria can cross the border into Turkey and attack its military?

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