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Syrian Kurdish official - deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin to help with defense

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posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 05:05 AM
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I remember reading when the whole Turkish advance on Afrin, Syria that the Russians had offered a deal with the Kurds to join the Syrian Army as a Kurdish unit.. They refused and the rest is history which is not working out to well... Now... It looks like there is an agreement between the Kurds in Afrin on letting the Syrian military enter Afrin to help repel the Turkish invaders.. I wonder how many Russian and Iranian (cough, cough) advisors will be included in this new deal ?

Syria is always interesting when considering all the players involved and IMO this puts a new wrinkle in the mess that has been created by those who keep stationing troops (trying to invade and take a piece ) in a sovereign country.


BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday.

Badran Jia Kurd, an adviser to the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria, told Reuters army troops would deploy along some border positions and could enter the region within the next two days.

newsletter.thaivisa.com...



BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday, after a reported deal to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish assault.

Turkey and allied Syrian rebel groups launched an offensive in the northwestern region to drive out the Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara sees as a terrorist group linked to an insurgency at home.

While President Bashar al-Assad’s government and the YPG espouse utterly different visions for Syria’s future and their forces have clashed at times, they have mostly avoided direct conflict during the war and see common cause in combating the Turkish military and allied rebel groups.

“Popular forces will arrive in Afrin in the next few hours to support the steadfastness of its people in confronting the aggression which Turkish regime forces have launched on the region,” state news agency SANA reported, citing its correspondent in Aleppo.


There are many counties that absolutely do not want to see Iranian bases in Syria....well as things are presently going the idiots should have left Syria alone to begin with and not try an turn it into another Libya ....
www.reuters.com...


Ankara launched an air and ground offensive on Afrin last month targeting the Kurdish YPG militia, which it views as a terrorist group with links to an armed insurrection in Turkey.

Turkey’s NATO ally the United States has armed the YPG as part of an alliance it backs in Syria against Islamic State. But while Washington has a military presence in the much larger swathes of Syria that the YPG and its allies control further east, it has not given support to the YPG in Afrin.

“We can cooperate with any side that lends us a helping hand in light of the barbaric crimes and the international silence,” Jia Kurd said.

www.reuters.com...




posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 05:38 AM
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It was inevitable, the moment Turkey threw enough assets into the fight the Kurds would have to get help and Assad would give them leeway in ruling their lands while the Turks had much darker endings in mind.

Syria coming in opens other doors for assistance as well and suddenly Turkey may find their butt caught in a crack.

I hope a bit of sanity returns and the Turks back up and try to talk, rather than push the envelope.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 06:14 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Good. I'm sick of hearing about the Kurds getting screwed every other day. They deserve a decent life after decades of persecution.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky


It looks like there is an agreement between the Kurds in Afrin on letting the Syrian military enter Afrin to help repel the Turkish invaders.. I wonder how many Russian and Iranian (cough, cough) advisors will be included in this new deal ?

Everyone there better get their game on and fight against NATO invasion of Syria, or be absorbed by the Borg.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

All about Iran mate, they're trying so hard to get it full on with Iran. Poor old Syrian people get screwed over because of it.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: 727Sky

All about Iran mate, they're trying so hard to get it full on with Iran. Poor old Syrian people get screwed over because of it.



Iran, like Syria are but stepping stones to... Russia.

Control of the entire Middle East, the Canal, Gulfs and Med, to deny Russia access, is possible with control of the targeted nations next on the list: Syria and Iran.

Does anyone wonder why, even though IS was defeated in Syria by the Russians, Syria is still being targeted, actually occupied by US forces, including bases and artillery?
edit on 19-2-2018 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Totally mental how this thing has gotten out of all proportion now. A few protests by some peeved farmers has led to a global superpower confrontation, never right, just never right and so blinkin awful beyond words for the average man in the street out there. Poor Syrians



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

It was quite obvious that something would have happened, because the true purpose of Turkey is not to fight the YPG (as it was an excuse) but to invade and occupy North of Syria. It´s worth mentioning that Syria and Damascus never gave the ok for Turkey to invade into Northern Syria.


There are many counties that absolutely do not want to see Iranian bases in Syria....


On November 2017 there was an article on BBC. Here is the link : Iran building permament Military base in Syria - claim

Iran is establishing a permanent military base inside Syria, a Western intelligence source has told the BBC.

The Iranian military is said to have established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside El-Kiswah, 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus.


Here are some pics :




But also it´s states:

However, it is not clear whether the facility is currently occupied. Shia fighters from other countries - including Pakistan and Afghanistan - are also alleged to be operating in Syria under the control of the IRGC and it is possible the base could be used by them. Analysts estimate up to 500 troops could be based at the site.


On the "Times of Israel" it states when asked about bases. :

Zarif said that while Iran does send military advisers to Syria, it has not deployed Iranian soldiers for combat there.

His statement contradicts Israeli political and military assessments that Tehran, which has shored up President Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war, has been working to create air and naval bases in Syria from which it can arm the Lebanon-based terror organization Hezbollah and other Shiite groups, as well as carry out attacks of its own against the Jewish state.

Source


As you can see it´s actually possible. But who knows....

Peace



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 07:52 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: 727Sky

All about Iran mate, they're trying so hard to get it full on with Iran. Poor old Syrian people get screwed over because of it.



Iran, like Syria are but stepping stones to... Russia.

Control of the entire Middle East, the Canal, Gulfs and Med, to deny Russia access, is possible with control of the targeted nations next on the list: Syria and Iran.

Does anyone wonder why, even though IS was defeated in Syria by the Russians, Syria is still being targeted, actually occupied by US forces, including bases and artillery?

Wow, can you tell me how to obtain an imagination like you have ? I am well known for not having one....
Shut off access to Russia ? Just dang....



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 09:38 AM
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A couple of reports about this have surfaced on Syria.liveuamap.com, where I follow the war. It seems to be happening. I figured it might: the Kurds simply cannot stand up to a serious invasion from Turkey. Also, the Kurds and the Syrian government forces have largely avoided fighting each other (outside of a few isolated clashes). I get the impression they're really not enemies. At least not on the same level as the Kurds vs. Turkey, the rebels, or ISIS.

Part of me still wonders if the whole purpose of the Turkish invasion was to bring about exactly this solution, forcing the Kurds to accept Syrian government rule again, because the alternative will be Turkish rule and not independence.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

What we are doing in Syria is godless.

Its wrong

edit on 2 19 2018 by tadaman because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: 727Sky

What we are doing in Syria is godless.

Its wrong

It is, and I honestly hope our bases there get destroyed. On one hand, we're are supporting so-called "moderate" rebels who are allied with al-Qaida, in trying to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria. Forget the propaganda talk about chemical weapons, because the US is only too happy to ignore chemical weapons use by the other parties involved. This war was started because Syria's leadership is secular, and Obama's people wanted to replace them with an Islamic fundamentalist government.

On the other hand, the US is supporting the Kurds to use them as disposable goons in the fight against ISIS. We never had any serious intent to help them establish an independent state. The last time we offered to "help" them (against Saddam Hussein) we ended up abandoning them once they ceased to be useful, and it looks like the same will happen this time.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Seed76

All that 'proof' Iran is invading Syria and yet...


However, it is not clear whether the facility is currently occupied.

Besides, like the Russians, they were invited by the legitimate gubment in Damascus.

Unlike the West.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: 727Sky

All about Iran mate, they're trying so hard to get it full on with Iran. Poor old Syrian people get screwed over because of it.



Iran, like Syria are but stepping stones to... Russia.

Control of the entire Middle East, the Canal, Gulfs and Med, to deny Russia access, is possible with control of the targeted nations next on the list: Syria and Iran.

Does anyone wonder why, even though IS was defeated in Syria by the Russians, Syria is still being targeted, actually occupied by US forces, including bases and artillery?

Wow, can you tell me how to obtain an imagination like you have ? I am well known for not having one....
Shut off access to Russia ? Just dang....

What planet you from, Russia has an Airbase and Port in Syria.



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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Sure during this instance there was cooperation to keep the Turks at bey but in another theater we & the Kurds just dusted 100+ Russian mercs.

Those Russian mercs who work for Wagner Group (Russian Private Army similar to Eric Princes Blackwater) just got dusted trying to take an oil facility that was being held by the Kurds & fortunately some US personel.
The Russian mercs thought it was deserted & that they could walk in & take it.
Surprise surprise, BOOM!

Maybe Putin should take a lesson since he seems to think America is empty & unguarded.

K~
edit on 19-2-2018 by aethertek because: dwdw



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: aethertek

I dont understand the reasoning behind celebrating those 100+ Russian deaths.

Now ISIS and the "moderate" rebels will in turn gain ground.

Russia is there by invitation. We are not.

They WILL kill hundreds of our guys now in retaliation...., anyone who thinks different is an idiot.

EDIT TO ADD:
WHY are we in Syria again?


edit on 2 19 2018 by tadaman because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: 727Sky

All about Iran mate, they're trying so hard to get it full on with Iran. Poor old Syrian people get screwed over because of it.



With the mistrust and hate shown by Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the tag along supporters of the "let us all hate Iran, Syria, and even Russia", something better change.. Saudi and their Sunni religion plays a bigger part in all this than we probably realize.. Damn strange bedfellows Saudi and Israel IMO..



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 10:55 PM
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It was only a matter of time.

Despite the CIAs best efforts the Syrians and Syrian Kurds are not enemies. They have avoided fighting for much of the war, barring the occasional skirmish, and have even fought on the same side against the Western-backed "Moderate Opposition"

Militarily all this war did was take the already reasonably good Syrian Army, purge the disloyal and traitorous elements and give them 7 years combat experience. Clearly a winning move by Syria's enemies.

What will probably happen is the Kurd-majority areas will itergrate into Syria as an autonomous province and the YPG join the Syrian Army to form Kurdish units.

Of course the CIA and Turkey will go home after having a big sulk



posted on Feb, 19 2018 @ 10:55 PM
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Double post.
edit on -060010pm2kpm by Ohanka because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Not just a matter of time but was in fact the plan.
The DFNS were never going to negotiate while under US protection.

edit on 20-2-2018 by all2human because: (no reason given)




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