Syrian War Report – February 20, 2018: Turkey Threatens To Strike Syrian Army

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…from SouthFront

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continue preparations for a ground operation against militants in Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta. Now, government forces and warplanes target fortified positions, HQs and weapon depots belonging to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and their allies.

Pro-militant sources and the mainstream media have already started a propaganda campaign targeting the SAA as the only side responsible for civilian casualties in the area. Various sources provide different numbers, but the key thing in these reports is that the number is high.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nsura) will be exterminated if powers having influence over the group fail to discipline it.

“That is why we are asking our Western colleagues, who have leverage on Jabhat al-Nusra, to make the effort to discipline this structure, as far as resolution of humanitarian problems is concerned, otherwise it will be destroyed,“ Lavrov said.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured Iki Dam, Qudah Kuwi, Hajikanli, Hopkan, Darwish Ubasi, Diwan Al-Tahtaniyah and Mersava in the area of Afrin from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Amid reports that the YPG and the SAA have reached a deal over Afrin, Turkey has threatened to strike Syrian government forces should they enter Afrin to “provide protection” to the YPG.

“If the regime enters [Afrin] to clear out the YPG, then there is no problem. If they are entering to provide protection to the YPG, then no one can stop Turkey or Turkish soldiers,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on February 19.

On the same day reports once again appeared that, government units are set to enter the Afrin area soon. However, the situation is still unclear.

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    Just a picture from the Syrian atrocities inflicted by the US and its allies. A desolate scene … an abomination. Three girls – probably sisters, present a stark image of terror, shock and dread fear in the aftermath of an explosion. To the thug, inhuman war-mongers of the Western Alliance well may you bask in the light of your devoted Lucifer to whom you sacrifice so many lives – I can write it out in zeros, like you count your ill-gotten profits. But I refuse. Neither tally makes for civil reading as they both accrue through you to Satan.

    It is not a just war; this war just for Israel. The Western Alliance – international henchmen, engineered a bogus front – affront, for a proxy war and backed it to the hilt. Yes, after they arrogated and justified a rogue, illegal authority to enter Syria to fight ISIS – an entity of entirely their own making.

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?”

    There is zero chance you damned malefactors will avoid hell. Zero – not even a number. I pray, some have sense to repent. Heaven is elsewhere across the void from where you are headed. You, the future bloodied, frightened, and traumatized facing permanent perdition. Paradise is for innocents loved by The One.

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