Turkey Shelling Russian Advisors in Syria, May lead to War (updated)

The Russian Defense Ministry has presented video evidence it says shows Turkish military shelling Syrian territory using heavy artillery positioned close to the border.

Syria’s General Staff has provided its Russian counterparts with video footage of deployment of self-propelled large caliber artillery vehicles at a Turkish frontier post, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said at media briefing on Monday.

Syrian opposition groups have also provided video evidence of the Turkish military shelling Syrian territory, he added.


“This is what we call a fact. This is irrefutable proof that Turkish armed forces shell borderline Syrian settlements with large-caliber artillery systems,” Konashenkov stressed.

We expect an immediate reaction and explanations of the actions of Turkish military by NATO and the Pentagon,” Konashenkov said, recalling the US’s notably short response time to Ankara’s allegations that a Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace.

Turkish Army vehicles and tanks wait near the Syrian border in Suruc on February 23, 2015

Turkish Artillery Shells Latakia Province, Casualties Reported – Damascus

Turkish artillery on Monday shelled a small town in Syria’s northern Latakia province inflicting casualties among civilians, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said.

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV channel reportedthat one Syrian serviceman was killed and five others were wounded in a shelling from the Turkish territory.

“The Turkish authorities are responsible for artillery shelling of the town of Jabal Oteira in northern Latakia, which caused casualties among peaceful civilians,” the ministry said in statement as quoted by official SANA news agency.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that it obtained video proof of Syrian civilian areas being shelled from Turkish border posts.The Russian Defence Ministry expects an explanation from NATO, Pentagon and Turkish Armed Forces on the incident. The correspoding statement was made on Monday by the Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

According to the spokesman, the Ministry of Defense recently received the video footagefrom the Syrian General Staff which shows “self-propelled heavy artillery weapons deployed at the Turkish outpost in question.”


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  1. We do not need any more information or pictures or videos to proof. NATOs ISIS covering agenda. IF NATO would have wanted to really stop ISIS, it would have been easy for Turkey to stop the oil trucks AT ONCE. You cant sell these vast amounts of oil without the necessary equipment and the ability to load it on ships. This alone prooves the fact that NATO uses ISIS as their mercenary gang. Nobody in his right mind can say, that Turkey can not stop this oil truck pipeline IF they want to. Not one buillet is needed to stop the financing of ISIS with this illegal oil trade. All other developments (plane shooting, shelling etc.) follow this objective.

  2. The last thing you will see it the Russians over reacting, and they have a long record to prove that. They will do the classic Mohammed Ali rope-a-dope tactic of absorbing a lot of these provocations and documenting them. The goal of that is to establish a record not only that it happened, but that NATO and the US were complicit is they obviously did not intercede to stop it. Public opinion toward NATO is going to shift when a long established record of this is revealed. Sure, more Russians and Syrians will be killed in the process but it will save lives in the long run. They will have enough to make a big show in the UN where the “Allies” will have to vote to block a resolution on Turkey and show their hand. You see the border air incursion event was staged to precede this shelling to give it a flavor of “warning shots”. Under international law the Russians could have counter shelled. But then the Turks would put more forces in there to bleed off the Russian effort to clear more territory to slow down their advances during the talks.

  3. As much as i would like to see cruise missiles obliterate those targets, i don’t want to see a Russia vs Nato all out war.

    Washington must be insane.

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