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Turkish tanks cross border in huge operation to drive Isis out of key stronghold

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posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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Turkish tanks have crossed into the Syria as part of a huge operation to drive Isis out of a key stronghold on the border.

The incursion came on Wednesday morning, following a night of air strikes and shelling around the town of Jarablus.

More than 220 rounds rained down on the area overnight in bombardment that started at around 4am local time (2am BST), with huge explosions lighting up the night sky.

Turkish media reported that a group of Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army rebels had also entered the region as part of the offensive codenamed “Euphrates Shield”.


Turkish tanks cross border in huge operation to drive Isis out of key stronghold

So, Turkey, a NATO member, has sent its forces across the border into Syria. This tinderbox is just getting bigger and bigger. This is the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world. The Middle East is full of loose cannons, with Isreal topping the list.




posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: andy1972
oh great, now the Obama admin. will find another reason to send millions of dollars over. gotta help out his brothers in isis...



posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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syria is no longer a sovereign nation i guess.
anybody can just go in and do whatever.



posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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They all better be careful over there because this could get out of control very easily.

lets take a look at the scorecard

The U.S. is backing isis and the kurds

turkey is backing isis but fighting against the kurds

iraq is fighting against isis and the kurds

syria is fighting against isis and the kurds

russia is fighting against everybody who is anti assad

Yep, this could get messy real fast.



posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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Perhaps Assad should set a deadline and demand that all uninvited nations should depart Syrian territory. Those that don't comply can then be considered legitimate targets.



posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Tardacus

There's multiple Kurdish factions. A good number of them agreed to the UN ceasefire, and have been in a de-facto alliance with Al-Assad for quite a while now.

Obviously this doesn't apply to the US-backed elements. But as i understand it they are in the minority.



posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: andy1972

The situation is getting worse by the day. WWIII is close i think.



posted on Aug, 24 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: midicon

Perhaps Assad should set a deadline and demand that all uninvited nations should depart Syrian territory. Those that don't comply can then be considered legitimate targets.


There's nothing the West, GCC, and Israel would want more than for Assad to do that. That would be the most credible excuse for an invasion that they could ever come up with. They'd say that Assad was trying to protect ISIS, and way too many citizens worldwide would believe it.

Remember, the Taliban had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. But they refused to hand over Bin Laden without proof that he was involved in 9/11. That was all it took to legitimize the large scale Western invasion and occupation of Afghanistan which continues to this day, nearly 15 years later.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant
Assad and Putin should make a worldwide statement that all Western nations involved in Syria, if not directly, then indirectly, are supporting or enabling ISIS.
The West can't spin the lie that Assad is supporting ISIS, that bird won't fly. The large scale invasion of Afghanistan was accepted in the wake of 911 and it was easy to manipulate public opinion. Perhaps Assad and the Russians can't set a
deadline that they can't follow through on but they should be shouting from the rooftops that the US has no business there. Also that any 'aid' delivered into Syria should be subject to Syrian/Russian inspection.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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IS is on the run, they have lost the important city Jarabulus.

This is a good thing, about time ground troops were deployed. Oddly enough it is Turkey that had the balls to do it. We cannot win this war against IS without boots on the ground.


www.washingtonpost.com... 45_story.html
www.cnn.com...
www.haaretz.com...

I can't understand why people here are complaining about this. Unless you back IS.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: andy1972

Well air power isn't going to get it done. So I guess this us a good thing countries have played around trying to use airport to win the war. That's not going to happen the alternative is use kurdish troops for Turkey an all around bad idea. So this move from Turkey makes sense send in there troops clear out thr area and at the same time not give the Kurds an area to operate from. This will also stop the attacks in Turkey allowing them to take the fight to Isis instaed of being attacked by them.



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
They all better be careful over there because this could get out of control very easily.

lets take a look at the scorecard

The U.S. is backing isis and the kurds

turkey is backing isis but fighting against the kurds

iraq is fighting against isis and the kurds

syria is fighting against isis and the kurds

russia is fighting against everybody who is anti assad

Yep, this could get messy real fast.


Be fair..................... You left out the Chinese from your list. They are going in too www.express.co.uk... Apparently the Chinese are getting tired of Putins weak kneed attempts to wipe out the terrorists



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: andy1972

turkey did they have turkeys driving the tanks too



posted on Aug, 25 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: pompel9
IS is on the run, they have lost the important city Jarabulus.

This is a good thing, about time ground troops were deployed. Oddly enough it is Turkey that had the balls to do it. We cannot win this war against IS without boots on the ground.


www.washingtonpost.com... 45_story.html
www.cnn.com...
www.haaretz.com...

I can't understand why people here are complaining about this. Unless you back IS.


That's because some users are sooooo butthurt (?) about Turks ; unbeknowingly they barf out their own racist garbage .

Shhh , don't wake them up , it is funny to watch them act racist and fascist while proclaiming to be " decent human beings" .

Racists & religionist individuals always act the same .



posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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edit on 26-8-2016 by midicon because: (no reason given)



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