Turkey’s NATO Military Is Now Al-Qaeda’s Artillery Corps
Syrian-Russian offensive into AQ-held Idlib advances against Turkish artillery support
We have the first visual confirmations that artillery pieces Turkey moved into Syria’s Idlib are indeed firing at the Syrian army.
This means that in pushing back al-Qaeda the Syrian army now has to contend with Turkish artillery fire, and rebel counter-attacks are supported by Turkish cannon and rocket fire.
Mind you the volley of Turkish fire that has been visually confirmed is nowhere near the level that was brought to bear against the Kurdish YPG in the Turkish invasion of Syria’s majority-Kurdish Afrin enclave, when whole batteries and regiments were put to work. Perhaps implying it is more for show — whether meant to impress Moscow, the Syrian army, the rebels, or the public at home — and less for effect.
Thus while Erdogan has technically become a bombardier for al-Qaeda he hasn’t entered the war with both feet yet. My guess is he’s hoping this performance will pause the Syrian-Russian offensive rather than looking to get drawn into combat and a retaliatory spiral with them.
Meanwhile, keep in mind that Al-Qaeda’s domination of rebels who remain in Idlib has never been stronger. Roughly speaking 80 percent of the rebels in Idlib are part of the HTS coalition forged by Syrian al-Qaeda, about 20 percent are part of the non-AQ National Front for Liberation. Nonetheless, they fight shoulder to shoulder, covering each other’s flanks.
First footage of TAF directly bombarding Syrian Government Forces in Western Aleppo. pic.twitter.com/bVdLE0YXOo
— Aldin 🇧🇦 (@aldin_ww) February 12, 2020
Fırtına demişken. pic.twitter.com/sfEwqusV9d
— Burak Karacaoglu (@brkkrcgl) February 12, 2020
TFSA in the W. Countryside: our village was empty of SAA because of the Turkish artillery/rockets, and two dozen of us entered it. We took it back. And then the Turks immediately made us leave. It was fake, the “battle.” There were never even Russian jets present above us. pic.twitter.com/2908RAdKRw
— Lindsey Snell (@LindseySnell) February 12, 2020
Turkısh Armed Forces is shelling Assad forces positions. pic.twitter.com/bdtGOHfdUS
— Levent Kemal (@leventkemaI) February 12, 2020
Rebels set off for an offensive on Kafr Halab, western Aleppo, backed by a Turkish artillery. One of the cars has typical markings of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, then an M113 APC provided by Turkey to both the National Liberation Front (Idlib rebels) or National Army (Aleppo factions). pic.twitter.com/GtldyNp4my
— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) February 12, 2020
TFSA, W. Countryside: for the first time today, the Turks have spread their tanks out in Abin Semaan. Normally the tanks are on trucks; they’re in combat position now.
— Lindsey Snell (@LindseySnell) February 12, 2020
Imagine this headline:
Russian MFA: We condemn the attacks in Afghanistan against the Taliban rebels and call on the Afghan regime and US to immediately stop the military operations in Afghanistan https://t.co/biDGK0IPG0
— Endi Zentarmi (@EndiZentarmi) February 11, 2020
We've interviewed more than a dozen ISIS prisoners and ISIS wives in Syria this year, and all said they crossed the border from Turkey freely. Most want to go to Turkey-even over their home countries-because they don't think they'll be arrested there. (They probably won't be.) https://t.co/A5b0alelA6
— Lindsey Snell (@LindseySnell) November 18, 2019
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We hve known for year that the West(USA, Eu, etc), Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia are behind financing, helping, arming, protecting ISIS and Ali Queda. Now we have the formal proof. So what is Putin/Syria/Iran waiting for? Present this at the UN so all the world can see. Otherwise, Putin and iran should pack up and go home.
Would this be the same UN, with its headquarters in New York, the same UN that the US government illegally denies visas for visiting delegates, the same UN that keeps quiet about everything unless directed by the same US government. The solution to ISIS, or whatever name they currently operate under, is to round them up, lock, stock and barrel and ship them all, everyone single one, to America’s shores. Let them loose there in the “land of the free” where there creators live….see how the yanks like living with their latest vile creation !
That is the best idea I have ‘heard’ yet!!
So far, the US has stayed clear of wars that it has caused…but it is past time that they get whats coming to them…in spades…let them experience
the torture, fear and death of the people of the Middle East who have been the victims of the Evil Empire for decades!
You’re talking about unleashing these islamic savages on the American People, who are not responsible for what our politicians have done over there. All against our will, btw…But that’s cool, bring ’em on. We “Yanks” would LOVE to play Cowboys & Muslim Terrorists. I’ll give ya one guess who wins.
Balderdash ! No government can stand or survive against the will of its people……but the American people have not said NO, they quietly give tacit agreement, because they do think they’re exceptional, superior in some perverse way, they do think that they’ve a right to plunder and rape other countries and murder the populations at will….( currently standing at around 30 million from the beginning of this century ). You allude to ” Islamic savages “, but take a look America, it, and Israel, have become the most amoral, satanic countries on earth. if butchering countless millions is not savagery, i don’t know what is !