Saturday, September 3, 2016

Turkey Escalates Its Military Intervention In Northern Syria

Reuters: Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday, as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State.

The incursion was launched by Turkey from Kilis province - an area frequently targeted by Islamic State rockets - and coincided with a separate push by the Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, who seized several villages further to the east.

By supporting the rebels, mainly Arabs and Turkmen fighting under the loose banner of the Free Syrian Army, Turkey is hoping to drive out Islamic State militants and check the advance of U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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More News On Turkey Expanding Its Military Operations In Northern Syria

Turkey expands its intervention in northern Syria -- Washington Post
Turkish Tanks Cross Into Syria in 'New Phase' Against IS -- AP
IS conflict: Turkey sends more tanks into Syria -- BBC
Syrian war: More Turkish tanks cross border into al-Rai as operation against Isis and Kurds enters 'new phase' -- The independent
More Turkish Tanks Roll Into Syria to Support Anti-IS Rebels -- VOA
Turkey opens second front in Syria -- Euronews
Turkey Premier Says Keeping Syria Intact Is Aim of Operation -- Bloomberg

1 comment:

Jac said...

Again, Turkey would never do that with R. Reagan.