Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Turkey's Military Ready To Invade Northern Syria

Daily Mail: Turkey fires first shots: Ankara bombs Kurdish supply route ahead of invasion to create a 'peace corridor' along border just hours after Trump pulls US troops - as president reveals he has invited Erdogan to the White House next month

* Turkey confirmed it carried out strikes against Kurdish forces on the Syria-Iraq border overnight Monday
* Strike was designed to sever supply lines between Kurds in the two countries in preparation for invasion
* Turkey plans to create a 'peace corridor' in northern Syria by driving Kurdish forces away from its border
* Comes after Donald Trump agreed to withdraw U.S troops from Syria, but denied he abandoned the Kurds
* Trump revealed on Tuesday that he has extended an invitation to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet with him at the White House in November
* He tweeted that Turkey was a 'good trading partner' of the U.S and 'have been very good to deal with'

Turkey fired its first shots against the Kurds overnight by bombing a key supply route on the Syrian-Iraqi border, officials have confirmed.

The Turkish air force struck the Semalka Border Crossing in order to stop Kurdish forces resupplying along a route which links their territories in northern Iraq and Syria, two security officials said.

'One of the fundamental goals was to cut off the transit route between Iraq and Syria before the operation in Syria, a source told Reuters. 'In this way, the group's support lines, including ammunition, are shut off.'

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More News On Turkish Forces Ready To Engage Kurdish Forces In Northern Syria

Turkey-Syria border: All the latest updates -- Al Jazeera
Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border -- Reuters
Turkey dismisses US threats, amasses troops on Syrian border -- France 24
Turkey boosts troops on Syria border after operation warning -- BBC
Erdogan's aide says Turkey to start Syria offensive 'shortly' -- Reuters
Turkey: Preparations 'complete' for Syria military action -- Al Jazeera
Turkey vows to press ahead with attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syria -- The Guardian
Turkey's military gets into position at Syria-Iraq border, anticipating withdrawal by US -- ABC News Online
Turkey prepares to fight Kurds in northern Syria -- UPI
'People are panicking but life goes on': Syrian Kurds brace for war -- The Guardian
Turkey says it won’t bow to US threat over its Syria plans -- AP

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