Monday, 21 October, 2019

'Heavy Clashes' Reported On Second Day Of Turkey's Syria Offensive

Turkish forces artillery pieces are seen on their new positions near the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province on Sunday Turkish forces artillery pieces are seen on their new positions near the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province on Sunday
Patty Aguilar | 13 October, 2019, 03:57

Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, has defended his actions claiming he meant to eliminate "a "terror corridor" on Turkey's southern border".

The Syrian National Army (SNA) entered territory east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria on Thursday to support Turkey's Operation Peace Spring.

In an interview with broadcaster PBS, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called allegations that the United States allowed Turkey to launch the assault "just false", and insisted that Washington didn't give Ankara a "green light".

The SDF said in a statement Wednesday that it had suspended its military operations against ISIS in northern Syria following the "Turkish aggression".

"The U.S.is abandoning our ally the Kurds, who fought ISIS on the ground and helped protect the U.S. homeland".

Briefing a small group of journalists on Thursday, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkish troops and Syrian opposition fighters would be strengthened with more security force officers, including police, if needed.

The Sultan Murad Division was established in 2013.

President Donald Trump has also downplayed the alliance with the Kurds, 11,000 of whom died fighting to help the U.S. mission against ISIS.

Rinne said in a statement on Thursday that Turkey's actions "aggravate the already complex crisis in Syria". We could have given it to them, they could have had trials, they could have done whatever they wanted.

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"We have taken a certain number of ISIS fighters who are particularly bad and we've wanted to make sure nothing happened to them with respect to getting out", he said. SDF has not indicated whether all of its forces would participate in defending the region against the Turkish incursion.

Founded in 2003, the PYD and its military wing the YPG are the ideological sister group of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a decades-long conflict with Turkey. Some SDF fighters had left their posts at various prisons to prepare for the Turkish offensive.

USA troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurdish forces.

The Kurdish ethnic minority, mainly Sunni Muslims, speaks a language related to Farsi and lives mostly in a mountainous region straddling the borders of Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.

One of the officials said USA training of forces in Syria had also been affected.

The SNA was founded this month after a merger among several Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups, Turkish and Syrian media said.

However, this week the USA announced it would withdraw its forces from Syria, removing oversight of the jailed ISIS fighters too.

"This invasion will ensure the resurgence of [IS] in Syria, embolden America's enemies including al-Qaeda, Iran and Russian Federation, and launch yet another endless conflict in what had been, until today, one of the most safe and stable areas of Syria".

United Nations organizations and human rights groups have often said that rebel forces have carried out systematic violations against Kurdish civilians in Afrin.

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