Turkey Officially Announced Operation Spring Shield In Syria’s Idlib

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Turkey Officially Announced Operation Spring Shield In Syria's Idlib

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On March 1, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar officially announced Operation Spring Shield in Syria’s province of Idlib.

“Operation Spring Shield, which was launched following the heinous attack [on Turkish troops] on Feb. 27 is successfully being carried out,” Akar claimed adding that he was commanding the military effort from Turkey’s southern Hatay province, bordering Syria.

The comments by Akar demonstrate that Ankara will try to paint its military agression against Syria as a self-defense measure. The defense minister forgot to mention that Turkish troops killed in Idlib were illegally in Syria and were supporting al-Qaeda terrorists there.

Earlier, Turkish Sultan-in-Chief Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Turkish forces had entered Syria under the request of the ‘Syrian people’ and will leave Syria only if the ‘Syrian people’ request this. Taking into account that these ‘people’ mentioned by Erdogan are al-Qaeda members defeated by the Syrian Army and surviving only thanks to the Turkish support, it’s unlikely that such a request will come. So, the Turkish side is not even hiding its attempt to annex northwestern Syria.

On March 1, Defense Minister Akar also provided some details on the Turkish version of the Syrian Army casualties in the region. According to him, since the start of operation Turkish forces have destroyed a drone, 8 helicopters, 103 tanks, 19 armored personnel carriers, 72 cannons/howitzers/multiple rocket launchers, three air-defense systems, 15 anti-tank weapns and mortars, 56 armored vehicles, nine ammunition depots, and neutralized 2,200 Syrian soldiers.

After the Akar claims, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced that its forces had downed 2 Syrian warplanes and destroyed 3 air defense systems.

Akar noted that Ankara expects Russia to facilitate its power to end ‘Assad regime aggression’ and the withdrawal of Syrian forces to the borders outlined in the Sochi deal.

According to the Turkish side, its forces are aiming to push the Syrian Army back from all the areas that it had liberated from terrorists since October 2018, when the so-called Sochi agreement was reached. Under this agreement, Ankara and Moscow agreed to set up a terrorists and weapon-free buffer zone in Greater Idlib. However, the agreement was sabotaged by Turkish-backed al-Qaeda-linked groups. So, the military option was employed by Damascus to put an end to the terrorist threat.

Another, and more likely, goal declared  by Ankara is to create a 30km-deep ‘security zone’ in Idlib. It’s expected that the Turkish and Russian leaders will meet to discuss the situation in Idlib on March 5. Turkey is likely aiming to achieve as much as possible before this meeting.

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  • AJ

    Its looking like Idlib will end being another Northern Cyprus or the Golan

    • Ayman

      Together wit Afrin, El Bab, Tal Abyad and the rest….

      • Lone Ranger

        200trillion soldiers, 34,000jets, 50,000 tanks destroyed…
        Officiall Tel Aviv news…:_)

    • Ricky Miller

      That was the goal all along. With Russia engaged in operation sit on our hands and watch Syria get assaulted and ripped off there is little the SAA can do. They are outmatched in fighting both HTS and regular Turkish forces.

  • Christian S

    Erdos numbers triple day by day, they propably include hits in libya aswell in this summarize. Erdo and his muslimbrotherhood affiliates promised al qaida idlib as new home many years ago, the promised land for salafist dummies. Its not an option to loose idlib for the sultan as terrorist will ignite problems in turkey far worse then refugees ever will hence his new 30km corridor, u cant keep al qaida on a leash forever. As assad stated , those who play terrorist card will get stunged by it in the end.

    • JIMI JAMES

      HAFTAR MADE A DEAL WITH SYRIA,THEY HAVE MOST ARABS ON THEIR SIDE IN LIBYA!
      There are plenty of soros shills here most of them obviously kweers but hey they reveal only the nature of their curse either way their fallacys will be shamed one way or another haftar stocks up
      The thing is these vile petty little vermins who accuse the decent people,all voted hitlary too,
      how sick are these vile little satanic bots hey,time will tell they allready cast themselfs to hell:

  • Ayman

    Assad Army:
    Syrian Airspace is now closed. Any enemy aircrafts will be shot down immediately.
    5 minutes later:
    Turkey shoots down two regime Sukhoi 24s, destroys 3 Assad air defense units.
    This is Grade-A humiliation.

    https://twitter.com/THE_47th/status/1234098760705347584

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      The actual humiliation here is fighting a 10 year war backing Sunni Islamist terrorists, to have what territory you are controlling restricted to roughly 50 square miles at the end of it.

      • Ayman

        If it is enough for saving civilians against getting killed by Assads
        Barrel Bombs it is good.

        • Dick Von Dast’Ard

          Well as we all know, it is the Turkish backed proxies that have prevented Syrian civilians from leaving the war ravaged regions.

        • shayan-karim

          🤣🤣🤣 bro 70 percent of Syrian people are living in government area?? how many people live in Idlib as hostage? and how they live under the rule of you alqaeda head choper brothers?? you talking about civilians? do you let even refugees to back to Syria if you are so afraid of refugees that your invasion and intervention in Syria maked them?

  • Harry Papis

    Erdogan is Donmeh (Jews pretending to be Turks) he is doing Israels work.
    I call on my turkish brothers to resist Erdogans war against your fellow muslims in Syria.

    • Lone Ranger

      Erdokosher…

    • Christian S

      He is muslimbrotherhood, 4rabia maffia , those loyal to ZOG entity and turks seem blinded to see that. Those who did got purged hence TAF is willn to die for al qaida and zionist wars in 2020.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    SAA has lost everything what they achieve . now Turks will even attack hama city and Aleppo. even in dara what is happening is just bcuz of Turks supporting this militant in idlib. so this dara militant got our age to attack SAA. bcuz SAA has become weak. thanks to Russia and Iran who abandon SAA and Syria now Turks can kill this and of civilian once this al-Qaida get hold of hama and Aleppo city. Assad should better hand over to Maullem the presidency

  • Tim Williams
  • northerntruthseeker .

    OK… Must I reiterate here that Idlib is in SYRIA and therefore the Turkish operations in that region are a full blown INVASION of a foreign nation aka Syria!

    Why is this not a declaration of war against Syria itself? The Turks are now definitely at full blown war against the Damascus government…

    And thus the Syrian forces have every right to fully target every single Turk that is right now in Idlib illegally.

    • Ayman

      Because the Mission is to Push SAA back to Sochi agreement lines.
      Declaring war officially means war to the end till conquering also Damascus and the rest.

      Possible for TAF we have the men Power and the Equipment, as seen SAA is no match against us, even our armed UAV would be enough,
      But of course that would be to costly….

      • Lone Ranger

        Dont get too excited…Shlomo

      • Mohammad

        I thought only Arab governments help Israel by killing each other.. now I see Turks are no better.. stupid Turks.. what is the end game..

        • Lone Ranger

          Erdokosher…

        • TS

          WW3

          • Omega

            (Copy-paste of my reply from bitchute.)

            I agree that virtually all of the American Founding Fathers were Freemasons; in the range of 98% I think. The majority of them were also aligned with Britain and sough to reenact the same immoral politics and an economy of usury benefiting the elite. Needless to say, they succeeded. I would however argue that the minority of them, the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton, were good men who wanted to break free from Britain’s grip to form a nation following the principles of Gottfried Leibniz’s political economy. A free society based on agricultural/industrial and scientific progress with central bank(s) serving the people. The American Revolution was fought and won to enable such vision. On a side but related note, the French Revolution was intrinsically linked – and reactionary – to the American one. Contrary to popular belief, promulgated by a distorted and imposed narration of history in the hands of the “victors”, namely the Brits, the “French” Revolution was anything but indigenous or French. It was a British terrorist coup to preserve British hegemony on the continent and beyond following their defeat in the American Revolution. Britain had imposed decades of devastating economic policies (“Free” Trade) upon France that literately destroyed it and reduced its population to abysmal misery and poverty. De Lafayette sought to emulate the result of the American Revolution to free France and later the rest of the continent from Britain’s grip. Britain’s pro-British French network in France (Les Illuminés (the Enlightenment was a Neo-Venetian British machination aimed) and the likes of the Duke Duke of Orléans (who, after the Revolution became the Grand-Master of the Grand Orient Freemasonic Order of France), George Danton, Jacques Necker, et al.)) orchestrated and facilitated the necessary events (e.g. Affair of the Diamond Necklace, etc) that led to the so-called “French” Revolution.

            Your assessment of the US today is on point. The hijacking of the US’ financial system (creation of the privately owned/ran “Federal” Reserve, decoupling of the gold standard, the implementation of the personal income tax (said, for what it’s worth, to be unconstitutional, etc)) combined with the decade-long de-industrialization morphed the US into a zombified state with two extremes – the rich/wealth and poor with little to no middle class.

            There are definitely resemblances between ancient Rome (Greece, Egypt) and Washington. It was however and mostly, Masonic. When George Washington laid the first stone of the capital, he did so in a Masonic ritual. The Declaration of Independence was signed on an important astronomical timing (July 4th, 1776 at noon).

            On a note related to YHWH/Jehovah, it should be noted that it was/is not the God of Freemasonry. Yahweh, associated with copper and a bronze serpent, existed in the Canaanite pantheon long before Judaism came to be. That Yahweh shared similarities with the Egyptian God of metallurgy, Ptah. There are no indication(s) of an evil character then.

            In antiquity, south-eastern Canaan was a very important centre for copper smelting. While it is likely that there existed a patron deity of metallurgy, the identity of the Canaanite god of smelting remains unknown. Although some biblical writings suggest a south Canaanite origin of Yahweh, no details are provided concerning his worship prior to him becoming the god of Israel. This study explores whether Yahweh was formerly the Canaanite god of metallurgy. The following observations corroborate this hypothesis: (1) Yahweh was worshiped by the Edomites, and especially by the Kenites, a small tribe regarded as the Canaanite smelters; (2) the Israelite cult of Yahweh was associated with copper and with a bronze serpent, a typical symbol of metallurgy; (3) the melting of copper is considered in Exodus 4 as the specific sign of Yahweh; (4) a parallel exists between Yahweh and the god of metallurgy worshiped in Egypt (Ptah), Mesopotamia (Ea/Enki) and Elam (Napir), all of them being a mysterious lonely deity; (5) fighting the (other) gods is common to Yahwism and to ancient metallurgical traditions. These data suggest that, before becoming publicly worshipped in Israel, Yahweh was formerly the god of the Canaanite guild of metallurgists.

            https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0309089209105686?journalCode=jota

        • Ayman

          What did your Arab regimes as Assad killed Arab civils?

          How many refugees did Saudi Arabia or UAE take?
          They have money for other stuff but not to help the arab civils…

          • TS

            True, why arent the refugees going to Saudi Arabia and other arab nations? I know why, its called the Kalergi plan.

          • shayan-karim

            all is going on in Syria and refugees wouldn’t be if Turkey didn’t split oil on civil war fire for 9 years
            You make your own problems you spent tens of billions for gulf state and US and Israel interests in Syria carried a refugee problem destroyed your economic relation with Syria lost hundreds of personels if that wasnt for your invasion and support of alqaeda even there was not a Kurdish issue in northern Syria etc
            and now you achieved what in Syria?? absolutly nothing
            Zionists and Persian gulf states make a full of you and were much more smarter than you in this case fulled you by using ottoman dreams as a carrot

          • geopolitica

            The perfect explanation but they are to dumb to understand this … turkey is sionism pupet

          • shayan-karim

            yeah if they wasnt stupid they didn’t act like a prostitute in their politics
            When I see them celebrating for taking a town they seem like a person who jump in a swamp and during sinking is happy for just putting one of his fingers out of the swamp!!

        • Dibass

          Turkey is only against the Alawi sect who are ruling Syria with iron fists

      • John

        This look like it will be very short lived. What happened when the TAF gets creamed? What will you say?

        • Ayman

          We Turks were also Friends with Assad, Erdogan was the guy who made strategic agreements for trade and friendship with Syria.

          We tried to convince him not to kill unarmed Protesters, sending several times our Ministers….

          But he didnt listen and killed more and more…

          We are on the side of the Syrian Civilians, which we try to protect.

          Looking away, how civils getting bombed by Barrel bombs etc. despite you can do something, makes you also responsible!

          • Christian S

            Turks look away how their al qaida allies killed thousands in aleppo , stealed aleppo industry and looted the city all endin up in turks hands. U looked away when erdorat made deals with barzani and deash stealn syrian oil and selln to israel untill ruaf lighted up the oilchain. U referrin to barrelbombs , this is old fashion propaganda only used by bought off fsa prostitues and zionist lobbie lovers, , u only protect terrorist in idlib to prevent al qaida from retreatin into turkey havn far more problems then refugees then

          • igybundy

            I hate people who share their hasish..

          • John

            Nope, that is not what happened.

          • Taz T

            Turkey has faciliated the passage of foreign terrorists to Syria and arming them to teeth. They also bought oil from IS (Erdogan’s Son was involved in it) while they were slaughtering Syrian. Turkey is another occupier like Zionist regime and needs to leave Syria otherwise they will get bogged down in a foregn land.

        • igybundy

          poutin HELP ME!!! SAVE ME!!!!

          • John

            :P

      • Dibass

        Turkey is clearly itching for a fight to do away with the Alawis. The only one in the way now is Russia. Turkey is hoping that Russia will reach that conclusion that the Assad regime cannot be saved.

        Should the Alawites make the mistake of retaliating against Turkish forces even on Syrian soil, a full-blown war targeting the Alawi Army throughout Syria will ensue.

      • Taz T

        Turkey has no right to be in Syria supporting Al-Qaeda terrorists, they are no different to Israeli Zioninist wh are occupying Golan Heights. Once Turkish families realise is using their children to establish an Islamic Ottoman empire which will fail they will not be happy with outcome. He does not care about them , you do not see him sending his children to invade and fight in a foreign land. https://ahvalnews.com/…/erdogans-laughter-days-after-deaths…

      • Rhodium 10

        SAA and Hezbollah have entered in Saraqib accord Al Masdar news…

        • Ayman

          Cant verify this from Turkish and FSA sources…
          But even if true, their gathering in Seraqib would be crushed by Drones and Artillery and Missiles.

          But i have read many reports, that many convoys of SAA were destroyed before the reached the city.

        • Ayman

          Cant verify this from Turkish sources.
          Many convoys were destroyed before they reached the city.
          But if true, maybe it was tactical by Turkey to let them gather in the City.
          They will then probably crash them with Artillery, Rockets and Drone attacks.

          • Rhodium 10

            Turkish sources are fake!..they have been posted videos recorder of training and military drills!..SAA and Hezbollah are now inside Saraqib

        • Ayman

          Al Masdar? 🙃
          I cant verify this from Turkish or other sources.
          All convoys were destroyed according to several sources.

      • Habib

        If Iran can blow up US bases, fly drones and blow up protected oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. Expect all Turkey to be a target. Turkey is protecting evil, no one will support it. The world is laughing at Turkish pride.

    • I totally agree with you. While I would prefer for the YPG to talk with the KRG in order for the YPG to disassociate with the PKK leading to YPG negotiations with Assad in order for the YPG to lend military assistance to the SAA in Idlib, I would consider an attack on Turkish soil to be legitimate at this point..

      I would lose all respect for Turkey if Turkey accepts help from Israel.

      • gustavo

        What are you talking about ? Turkey-USA-NATO are coordinated. So, your last statement is meaningless.

        • Israel is not part of NATO. Turkey supposedly stands in solidarity with Palestinian rights. If Turkey were to accept military help from Israel in Syria, Turkey’s foreign policy would be as hypocritical as the US’ foreign policy if the US assists Al-Queda in Syria.

          These “civilized” countries sure do seem to lack consistency on the world stage..

          • shayan-karim

            Who dont now deep Turkey s MIT with Israel or economic relations???
            all Turkey intervention in Syria since 2012 is for Israel interests
            empty talk about Palestine by Erdogan is for make full of some arabs who still believe his lies
            every one who wanna be famous in Muslim world talk about Palestine but only some of them really stand with Palestine

          • Really now… That’s quite interesting. I’m sure those Israeli ties will have political consequences for Erdogan. The AKP has already lost Istanbul in mayoral elections. I believe this military adventurism is going to prove costly for Erdogan..

      • Dibass

        Turkey and Israel are enemies due to the Issue of Palestine. Turkey is the only Muslim country lending any credible help to the Palestinians. Please, forget Iran (the Shiite cowards). They are only strong when it comes to issuing threats, but they want the Muslim world to look upon them as some liberators against the AngloZionists.

        The YPG and other grops you mentioned are Israel’s allies. Israel has always wanted a Rojava (Kurdistan). Turkey will never allow that, due to historic links between Kurds and the jews.

        May I direct your attention to the fact that should Israel one day threaten Turkey as it does Iran, Turkey will acquire nukes immediately. There is already a deep defense cooperation between Turkey and Pakistan, particularly under the Erdogan administration. This has really alarmed the west who oppose it and considers it an attempt by Turkey to get nukes. Unlike Iran, Erdogan has openly expressed the desire to get nukes. He says that “why should other countries be barred from having nukes when others have them?” then he adds that “He cannot accept this”.

        Turkey will maintain its ties with Russia. Russia is a great country deserving respect far better than the U.S.A. I think Putin will understand that the Alawis are not worth dying for. Putin can have all the influence he wants in the Middle East by siding with Turkey, not Alawis.

        • igybundy

          how many time a day??? dont you get exhausted????

          • Dibass

            Yeah. I masturbate while thinking of your MOM.

    • Rhodium 10

      SAA is not a relieable force…we have seen how Turkish forces and terrorist needed weeks to retake Afrin and also when they launched attacks in Kurdish areas y northeast Syria….Kurdish SDF didnt have air support while Turkish backed forces had turkish soldiers on ground F-16 and drones!…its called training and motivation to fight!

      • JIMI JAMES

        Yes you too really fought there to understand anything about the complexitys?
        next you will hail isis as the most reliable force just like israel too over hezbolla,fekn troll!

    • Angry Guy

      Looks like Putin obeyed Erdogan and stepped aside. Behind carefully crafted image of a tough guy as the majority of Russians see him, lies in fact a little spineless treacherous weasel thug who sold out Syria and threw her under the bus for economic reasons. He prefers being friends with islamist extremist Erdogan and will look away from what hes doing to Syria. Sad!

      • JIMI JAMES

        Putin snap both ye wrists clean,you represent feminazi skanks,making you a kweer,yes a covert like it up de assed disrespecting of 9th dan blackbelt,your excuses are lame,you think you know ptuin you don’t even know what sex you are bot,heres what kind of man is to his peoples,without his hard earn’t reputation,would not be in the situation to nearly freeup syria from a war likely you and your coward kind created in the first place,you petty pathedic little jealous kweer,and to think you pretend to care about syrians,you do not because if you did you would atleast not act like the cocaine skank un https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea72999893a7198a9b359badaad9898d5e30a137ccdbfac6b6c631c937d439e1.jpg except twist the narrative to suit your gender and when that time comes and you will be yet again proven a filthy liar you won’t be welcomed as an allie of syria nor russias nor even the lgbtq communiuon who pays your pittance,Ke’weer!
        Is that you turdbull,fakes,cowards,low lifes spawns of incest,rotted to the core,expecting others to do your dirty work,may god send the curse of pain unto you filthy liars,amen

    • Dibass

      This is not an invasion of Syria as a sovereign state. It is the invasion of Syria as a country taken hostage by a small apostate sect (Alawites) who constitute just 15% of the population.

      This is not a declaration of war against Syria. It is a declaration of war against the Alawi apostate sect who dominate Syria’s leadership and security apparatus despite being a small minority of the population.

      I agree with you on one thing: The Alawi sect Army has the right to fight the invading Turkish forces because this is war.

      In case you have not noticed: Erdogan has the highest positive rating of ANY Muslim leader in the Sunni Muslim World which happens to be more than 85% of the global Muslim population.

      • geopolitica

        Who are you to say they are apostate ? You fucking islamist is hard to understand but in syria we do the difference between religion and politics and i preffer 1000x an alaouite for president than a shitty sunni like erdo the sionist

        • Dibass

          I din’t call them apostates. The Islamic scholars did. Based on their beliefs, Alawis are certainly apostates. And they are gonna have to lose in Syria. The Sunni Muslim world should never let them continue to rule.

          The fact you are advocating for separation of Islam from politics is proof that you know nothing about Islam. Leadership is a very important factor, in fact the most important fact in a Muslim community. An evil leadership (live your apostates in Syria) will lead many to hell, just like a righteous government will lead many to eternal success.

          Sorry, but Turkey isn’t backing down.

          For your information, a U.S carrier strike group just entered the Mediterranean on Saturday night, and headed towards Syria. It looks like shit is about to get hot

      • igybundy

        you masturbate a lot dontcha? ofcourse you do by the looks of that keyboard.

    • You dont declare war since 1945, war is unlawfull under international law.

  • IMHO

    And with Russia’s help Turkey will probably succeed.

  • EveryoneIsBiased
  • Hyper19

    10 assadite tanks destroyed since this morning by rebels.

  • Lone Ranger

    Isis Spring…
    Erdofuck was the real leader of isis not albigdaddy…

    • World_Eye

      Erdogan is a puppet of SOROS

  • Lone Ranger

    Turkisis will cry and rage ;)

    • Ayman

      Hmh…then it seems SAA is drowning in our tears 😂

      • Lone Ranger

        Wait for it koshernostra ;)
        In the meantime get your tampons ready…

  • cliff

    If a nation like Turkey could invade Syria and stole lands then the Russians are week. We all know article 5 will not pass in aid of Turkey,the Greek will kot support it and many other NAto members. The Russian will just let the biggest competitor to just claim lands and resource and rise just to threatening they sphere of influence.

  • Dibass

    A lot of people keep talking of how Erdogan want to annex a part of Syria, or how he wants Syria’s oil. These people are either a victim of propaganda or are propagandists themselves. Erdogan made it clear why Turkey is in Syria. Turkey is helping the Sunni majority (80%) over the Alawite apostates (15%) who have ruled the country since the Assad dynasty mounted a military coup long ago.

    Bashar Al-Asad does not want a political solution that will lead to a free-and-fair election in Syria. Why? Because he is damn sure the Sunnis will vote out any Alawi candidate after suffering for so long at their hands.

    Turkey wants to make sure Syria does not return fully under Alawi control. This has nothing to do with the U.S, although the U.S has its own agenda for trying to overthrow Assad (The U.S wants to cut off Hezbollah at Israel’s behest).

    The Sunni world cannot accept a continuation of the Alawi sect who claim to be Muslims. Their believe threatens to pollute the Syrian Muslim faith and beyond. For example, they believe Ali (A.S) is God incarnate. This believe alone has ejected them from the fold of Islam.

    NOW DO YOU DUMB HEADS UNDERSTAND WHY TURKEY IS IN SYRIA

    • Lone Ranger

      Mossad propaganda lies.
      Its either Assad or CIA,/missad/Turkisis backed rapist cannibal headchoppers.
      Fact.
      Majority of sunnis support Assad.
      Otherwise he would be dead a long Time ago.

      • Dibass

        You are looking at this war only from current events. I will recommend that you take the time to dig into the history of Syria. Aqeeda is the most important factor in this war. Aqeeda means BELIEFS. Study the Alawite Aqeeda and the Sunni Aqeeda and you will understand why overwhelming majority of Sunnis do not support Sunni. The Sunni world is not only in the Middle East. Follow what other Sunni governments apart from the gulf puppet Sunnis say about the Syrian war. They all oppose Assad for one thing: His aqeeda.

        And where did you hear that the Sunnis of Syria support Assad? From the propaganda videos and fake elections?

        This is what Assad should do to prove to the world that the Syrians love him:

        Agree to a Nationwide cease-fire and the return of refugees to Syria.
        A nationwide free-and-fair election after the return of refugees.

        I am sure not even Israel will oppose such an arrangement, because the outcome is predictably clear: A LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR THE SUNNIS.

        • Lone Ranger

          Nice try Shlomo…
          +25Dhekels.

    • EveryoneIsBiased

      We knew before, that your sectarian extremist sunni muslim brotherhood fascism is driving all your descisions.
      You will end like Hitler did with his scetarian fascism. As a barbecue. Enjoy.

      • Dibass

        I am a supporter of peace, unity and stability in all Muslim communities. I don’t support a revolt against any government (even a corrupt one) that leads to untold suffering of the population. For example, I do not agree with attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow the Sisi government in Egypt. If for one thing, he has managed to stabilize the country.

    • Ronald

      Turks have the right to ‘protect’ their citizens from other faiths, economic structures, laws etc. That right ends at the border.
      Syria has the same rights, if not no one does.

      • Dibass

        Turks are not protecting Turkey from Assad. They are protecting the majority Sunni population that doesn’t have a voice. Your problem is that everything you know seems to come from SouthFront. Read alternative sources with an objective mind. Only then will you know much of what is going on behind the scenes.

        • Ronald

          I do read alternative sources, regardless my statement stands.
          Turkey’s right ‘to protect’ Sunni or any other group ends at its border.

    • Kananda

      get out, jihadi!

      allah is gay and his cocksucker mohamed is shemale

  • Mohammad

    Where is Russia?

    • Lone Ranger

      Prepping.
      They will come dont worry ;)

    • World_Eye

      Soon at the table making new DMZ as before with Turkey Soros friend Erogan. There Russia will be.

    • Kananda

      in vodka barrel

  • World_Eye

    So is that it, Syrian Soldiers lost almost everything that they gained from Al-Qaeda HTS, ALNUSRA, and what now, they will just go back, I mean wtf is this? I believe that Assad this time was abandoned by Putin, we all saw while Turks were making massacre on Syrian Troops with few armed drones, that Russia side did nothing, literally nothing to counter it, and what was most shocking a Turkish drone was dropping bombs on active Pantsirs, who knows maybe those Pantsir was not on Auto mode, maybe there was no one in the little cube room that you supposed to shoot missile from, or just maybe some of the Syrian Air Defense FORCES were smoking cigarettes aside, knowingly that aerial threats only come from Israhell, and maybe then their Russian partners are telling them do actually do their jobs to sit inside the pantsirs and search and track and shoot down missiles. But from Syrian side they lost a lot, lot of soldiers God Bless their souls, may they rest in peace, they lost a lot of equipment, Russia did nothing, doesn’t want to enter in War with Ottoman Turkey.
    And they literally Erdo and Putin had few phone calls, and suddenly no air support from Russian and most important how the hell Turkish drones were just flying in swarms and killing so much in SOUTH IDLIB.

    • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

      I agree, Putin should act, the SAA is tired and wornout.
      If just a hint that Russia is relaxing on their support to Assad, im affraid that thats it, Syria is lost.

      I must agree that its concerning that the Turkeys dronestrike comes AFTER Erdogan and Putin had those phonecalls.
      I accept that we dont and should not know everything but it aint the best signs from Russia.

      But time will tell what is going to happend, lets just hope that something positive is brewing.
      Syria deserves it.

      Edit:
      I just remember that someone told me that whatever Russia is doing, it takes a long time and should be seeing over a long period.
      Lets hope…Lets hope.

      • World_Eye

        Next now will be back on the table and making new DMZ, I guarantee you that 100%. Watch and see.

        • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

          We dont need DMZ´s, we need Turkey out of Syria.

      • StafJustice

        Syria is not lost, just wait and see how the resistance will readjust to the situation now that they know, Putin and his air force will not come to the rescue against another country…

        • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

          Syria is still on the map thanks to RuAF.
          Check out the progress, and the reason why, from october 2015.

          Russia needs a free Syria, if Syria falls, no one will ever trust Russia again or let them help them.

          But we dont know whats brewing in the background, so we should wait and see.
          Im in no doubt though, that the next two weeks will be very interesting and tense for all the participants.

          • Kananda

            you are lying russian comissar

          • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

            I have to disappoint you there, im Danish.
            But as the world/Denmark is today, i think i rather be Russian.

  • Bobs_Vendetta

    Russia must help Syria show the people of Turkey that Erdogan is a madman grown out of control.

    • Tim Williams

      he needs to be put down like the rabid dog he is

    • Dibass

      That will come at the cost of fighting NATO. Remember that Russia already as a problem with Ukraine. If the Russians get into a hot war with Turkey far from home, it will wear the Russian military down and they won’t be able to effectively defend Russia’s borders.

      • good american

        Right, Russia just can’t go Kung-Fu-ing everyone. There probably are many things that keep them from doing their hearts desire, but Putin is also Judo, not Karate. It is a different philosophy than most people are used to. We’ll see if Erdogan doesn’t end up flipped on his head.

      • JIMI JAMES

        Dumbass!

  • WNSS

    It is quite obvious that the Sochi deal as well as the Astana process have failed. Russia (and Iran) should officially abandon it. This would clarify the situation a lot.

  • TURKISH SOLDİER
    • Kananda

      you will finish between sevres borders

  • Informbiro

    In my country the old people use to say :

    “Teško onom koga Rus brani a Grk hrani.

    Woe to him whom the Russians defend and the Greeks feed.

    This old saying keeps coming back as boomerang over and over again.May all the warriors rest in peace.

    • JIMI JAMES

      germany yep! 3 times fkd europe this century,woe unto the incest spawn ideology +lgbtq!
      The sooner this curse is reversed,the better off for the russians and greeks by the bay both defeated the nazis in ww2 or did you historians forgot 221 days exit mainland greece?
      May the communist warriors rest in peace as they incest spawn swastikas rest in pieces in hell!
      smartassy bot!

  • Rhodium 10

    SAA have retake two village in Saraqib….once Saraqib was retaken…Russian forces should deploy there and we will see if the Sultan are ready to attack Russian forces!

  • cactus

    breaking: the heroes of the syrian arab army have captured the towns dadikh and kafr batikh from the isis militants and their turkish allies …on going battles in saraqib as the army captured the easter part of the town…

    • Dibass

      We shall see if the Syrian Alawi Army defeats the Turks.
      The battle is still raging. Time for Turkey to throw in some real punches.

      • Kananda

        jihady, 80% of SAA are sunnis

        and old Assad made 1 big mistake instead 80 000 of you, jihadists, had to shoot 800 000. today there would be no problem.

        • Dibass

          How many soldiers did Syria have before the war? less than 400,000. What was the population of Syria before the war? 22 million
          Not all the soldiers are Sunni, and the top influential positions are definitely retained for Assad’s loyalists.
          Have you ever questioned why a minority population of just 15% controls 80 to 90% of a country’s security establishment? Doesn’t this look odd to you?

          There are Sunnis in the Assad military, but these are mostly men who joined out of the need for employment, or Sunnis loyal to Assad.

          You will find Sunnis working for Washington against their fellow Muslims. Examples include, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Jordan, etc.

          This does not mean that they represent the views and interests of the broader Sunni population.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    We all have to remember here that it is not in Russia’s interests to have Erdogan replaced by a hand-picked replacement from Langley. Another 2016 attempt.

  • Tim Williams

    SAA has downed 6 TURK drones so far today …

    https://twitter.com/Bosni_94/status/1234133954128728064

  • gustavo

    It looks like Russia-Turkey agreement was that Turkey will take posession of Idlib and SAA go back to the line. Economical and commercial interests of Russia with Turkey are much more powerful than ideology of right action in the World, like any western power.

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      Russian pragmatism.

      Doesn’t stop Russia rearming Syria though.

  • Tim Williams

    Turks are not attacking any Syrian home or business inside Turkey

    https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1234137065266151426

    TURKEY resembles the NAZI regime every minute

  • John

    pffffft ……… more like operation I am going to get burned but, good this time is in session.

    What has happened in the last week has been very interesting, mostly because so much is in motion and is being masked so well. I am not talking about the Turkies, rather I am referring to the SAA and Co.. Now I know that what I am about to state is going against the grain. I don’t care. Something is wrong with the narrative; Turkey in charge on the battlefield now. Nope, ain’t buying it. So, let me swing out on my vine and take a chance.

    Something happened up in Saraqib. I am starting to see that an opportunity appeared and an idea was born. The fonte of this has to do with force composition. The goal in Idlib for Syria and friends has not changed one iota; terrorists are going to leave or go to their graves. In Saraqib, HTS and girlfriends, along with TAF personal, were being baked by the dozens. Why did it stop? I think the answer was to make a bigger party. Instead of inviting a few, invite the load. Instead of letting thousands sit bunkered in, let then make a road trip to their demise. And how about this, if 33 Turks being killed in short order put the nation into shock, what if hundreds were killed in a single day defending HTS? Public opinion in Turkey wants a steady diet of this?

    And another thing ( referencing Saving Private Ryan ), they lost a lot of the stash they had saved when their positions were overrun by the SAA. So it all has to come now via truck …….. and there are plenty more bombs and projectiles than trucks. Further, was the best place to kill these guys right where the SAA had advanced to or would it be better to move the party to another location? Hmmmm?

    I put this out there for the people more interested in watching the real and not those cheering along with the psy ops folks. Turkey’s reaction may have been something foreseen, if not outright counted on. For my take, I am observing shades of what happened to the Ukrainian Nazis all over again. Everybody knows how they ended up and it hit with a single stroke, twice. I am staying tuned. My take all.

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      Like the Russians have always said, the Turks have to sort their chaff out from the wheat for some proper political deal to be agreed.

    • cactus

      agree in some points but i hardly doubt that the public opinion will change in turkey the majority of the people are following erdogan like he is the prophet and some videos surfaced of massive tukish gatherings attacking syrian buisnesses in turkey …as of why the militans advance stopped at saraqib is because the don’t have the manpower to hold more areas, in the capture of saraqib they moved all the manpower into one area and as we saw they lost 62 villages in 48 hours in the southern pocket …now that they are taking some of the souther pocket they are losing saraqib …hts scum lost huge manpower in the recent saraqib and neirab offenses because of intensive russian and syrian airstrikes…that’s why turkey is now helping them with turkih personnel …i saw a video of a syrian soldier that had id’s of multiple women that were put to hold postions in the southern pocket while they were attacking saraqib they even use children to hold their postions …

      • John

        Exactly, force composition. ;)

  • Valery Grigoryev

    Putin is a coward and a traitor. I feel the shame for my country.

    • occupybacon

      I think if Shoigu was president, which is not a friend of the jewish billionaires, the things in Syria were done til now.

      • JIMI JAMES

        Perhaps,perhaps not!

    • shylockracy

      The worst part is that Kaliningrad is already surrounded by NATO, while the US keeps bringing more troops, missiles and artillery to the rest of Eastern Europe and NATO “specialists” keep “advising” Ukropstani troops on tactics if/when war with Russia happens.

      • occupybacon

        If Russia start a full scale invasion in Ukraine they won’t have what to put on their table and a second dissolution will happen.

        • shylockracy

          War is only avoidable if all the parts involved want to avoid it. I don’t even see Russia invading Ukraine unless Ukraine attacked first, Russia’s doing its very best to please the global Zioterrorists, as Syria clearly proves.

          • occupybacon

            Russia has its own terrorists in Donbas as Turkey in Idlib, they call themselves “host” there

          • JIMI JAMES

            YOU PETTY LITTLE JOE BIDEN SOCKCOK HAVE NO CLUE DO YOU,FK NO!
            YOU FACIST PIGS ARE NOT IN ANY POSITION TO JUSGE FOR YOU WERE!
            AND CRIMEA HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER,SO MUCH FOR YOUR ISIS,BOT!

          • occupybacon

            Best thing for now, JIMI, is that both Turkish Lira and Russian Ruble are sinking like the Titanic.

        • JIMI JAMES

          the soviet stronger bred ukranians all ready destroyed the weaker ukofacists,
          infact putin told them not to liberate half of ukraine:

          • occupybacon

            “the soviet stronger bred ukranians” You sound like a troglodyte, have you visited any western country?

      • Dibass

        My friend, A Russian/Turkey alliance is the best thing that could ever happen to Russia right now. But Assad stands in the way of that alliance.

        The Muslim world has had enough of the U.S. Turkey is opposed to America’s puppet regimes in the Middle East, seeing them as betrayers of the Muslim faith. Turkey and Israel are enemies. Israel attacked and killed Turks on a Turkish ship that was delivering aid to Palestine some years ago. Since then, Turkish-Israel relations took a nose-dive.

        Turkey is clearly moving away from the west. it has signed deals worth billions of dollars with Russia, and Russia is not going to kill this economic opportunity to please the Alawis.

        I TRULY PRAY FOR A TURKISH/RUSSIAN ALLIANCE. This will dramatically check the U.S influence in the Muslim world, because unlike Iran which is a Shiite country and holds some dangerous anti-Islamic beliefs, Turkey is a truly Sunni Muslim country.

    • Dibass

      Putin is a nice guy. He only realizes that helping the Alawis might be a bad idea after all

    • Boxman

      Do you think the average Russian citizen is more willing to risk nuclear war than the average US or Isreali citizen? Because ultimately that’s what this comes down to. The only way Russia can defeat Turkey and keep the Bosphorus Straits open is by using nuclear weapons. Understand that conventional weaponry alone will not be enough – Russia does not have a big enough stockpile. Turkey could just sit there and absorb missile strikes for months, while its ground forces methodically overwhelm and destroy the SAA and roll on to Latakia and Hymenem.

      No, Russia will have to use tactical nukes to avoid being wiped out in Syria. Also I would argue nukes must be used early on to deter the Jews and the US from intervening. The populations of these countries will not risk nuclear fire over Syria. Know that if Russia plays reasonable and limits itself to conventional war with Turkey, the Isrealis will get more involved with their stealthy airstrikes and the US will increasingly intervene also. Russia would be fighting a conventional war with Turkey, whom it doesn’t even share a land border with, and also facing harrassment from Isreal, US, NATO at the same time. Probably Ukraine will conveniently blow up at the same time, maybe Azerbaijan andor Georgia as well, just for good measure.

      Russia’s going to have to get angry and basically go into US-right-after-911 mode, but a lot angrier, a lot scarier, and more than willing to nuke your ass.

      • JIMI JAMES

        Like as if you counted them,by the way russian airforce is 95% ready unlike 30% of nazi empire nowadays and russian manufacturing with china means zogs are in no position to assume anything other than how quick it may decimate all the liars to hell!

        Personally I LOOK FORWARD TOO SEE JUST HOW EFFECTIVE THESE ALLREADY DETECTED SHTFIGHTS THAT CANT EVEN EXCEED 950 KPH WITHOUT BURNING THEIR FUEL CELLS AND 800 DEFECTS TO BOOT STAND UP AGAINST THE WORLDS
        TRULY BEST FIGHTERS WITHOUT THE GOOGLE BULLSHT,UKRAINE WILL BE TAKEN BY THE SOVIETS AND GEORGIA TAKEN BY MUSLIMS AND AZERBAJIAN ARE RUSSIAN CIS ALLIES NOT NATO FLOGS,JUST ARRESTED JV UNDER PUTINS ORDER TOO!
        Even turks understand why,so in the event of strategic balance there is also iran and china to consider whom by natural are turkish friends so your deep state is fkd ok!

        USA HAS HISTORY OF FIRST STRIKE WITH NUKES,RUSSIA HAS A HOST OF ARSENAL THAT YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T KNOW YET SOO EASILY MADE LIKE NY HOTDOGS.
        History proves complacent strategic impudence only rivaled by complacency always gets the aggressors beat (period) I wouldn’t be so confident is I were nato,hell no!
        Russia had many productive decades to rearm and they do have allies,real allies too!

    • JIMI JAMES

      What are you feminist khazar,go usa,go brussels? Who is the traitor? Maybe you moscow times or sputnik,serves you well then orthodox traitor,with your girly rant,you seen nothing yet!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7938b81a136c8de6f5cdd2ddc1e40fbe4bfe5323db4b89dc4a8d4898b5c1b027.jpg

      • Valery Grigoryev

        Would you, stupid, explain me, St.Petersburg’s Russian, who the Putin is?
        Go eat some hamburger.

  • shylockracy

    Gotta remember Russia has made many deals with Zioterrorists and Ziowahhabis already. Apart from Idlib, north Aleppo, north Hasakah are occupied by Turkey/ISIS/al-Qaeda, the rest of Hasakah is mostly occupied, eastern Deir Ezzor also occupied by US/SDF and the Tanf are is occupied by US/ISIS/al-Qaeda, and the Rothschild neocolony in Palestine has a “deconfliction deal” with Russia that allows Ziojews to bomb Syria whenever and wherever they want (now Turks are imitating this Ziojew behaviour to a tee).

    Like with “Euphrates shiled” and “Peace Spring” operations, Russia will give priority to its business relations with Zioterrorists and Wahhabi regimes, because making shekels for Russian corporations is the most important part of Russia’s Syrian designs.

  • S Melanson

    I have found no information SAA have had any success in trying to retake Saraqib. If there are any links to sources please provide when making statements about advances, particularly when they have not been widely reported.

    I do not fully trust Turkish, Syrian or Russian announcements on their own and make sure I examine multiple sources before deciding if reasonably truthful – I look at sources pro- Turkish, pro- Assad, official government – Turkey, Russian, Syrian, etc. And also sources that are more neutral. Generally the truth can be determined although a day or two may have to pass to clear the air.

    At this point, it is clear that Erdogan made good on his threat. Many here at SF assumed incorrectly it was all bluster when history does not support their assumption plus there were plenty of facts that suggested the threat was real. I think we have to put aside personal bias when evaluating the situation geopolitically, military – both strategic and tactical levels, and also the personalities of the players involved and how they have conducted themselves in the past.

    Historically, Erdogan has made good on prior threats of military action that included a period of massive military build-up around the targeted geographical area. Not only was Turkey building up rapidly it’s forces on the border but also in Syria itself. We have all taken shots at Grand Sultan Erdogan’s narcissism which is a fair assessment. But if so, Erdogan would not bluff to leave egg on his face, certainly not after defeats of Turkish proxies and Turkish army casualties. The prospects of Erdogan. A king down was made all the more unlikely by SAA supporting declaration of Turkish culpability in Armenian genocide and SAA/Russian bombing Turkish forces causing high casualties – I understand Turkish troops were fair targets given the circumstances but the casualties carry a high political significance greater than the military.

    Putin reaction seems a surprise to many here posting but historical actions both diplomatic and military makes it not surprising to me. As to what exactly is going through Putin’s mind I cannot say, but Russian response should not be a surprise. I also point out that Russian military and Putin do not share the same vision and the situation in Syria is feeding an ongoing power struggle in my opinion. I have commented on this in prior posts. Note that NATO and US support cannot be ruled out, much like two lovers kissing and making up after a separation, it can happen in this case and Erdogan knows this – playing immigration card to push EU -highhanded but classic Erdogan.

    Erdogan also has calculated Putin’s likely response in launching military operation against Syria based on history. So far so good but Russian military could force Putin to be tougher so a bit of a risk. Still, Turkish military strength in Idlib will prove decisive in my opinion. The claims Turkey is incapable, cowardly, unprofessional etc… well, may make one feel better but the facts on the ground are not looking great for the SAA. Turkey does not need NATO to achieve aims in Idlib and unless something drastically changes to tip the balance in favour of SAA, Assad will be defeated in Idlib.

    This is my assessment, independent of personal feelings or emotions. Sometimes the truth is not to our liking, but it does not change it. Truth is the truth.

    • cactus

      great analysis however i don’t agree that the allies will be defeated in idlib as you know idlib is the biggest terrorist hub in the world if the situation in idlib stays the same it will endanger the national security not only ofr syria but also of russia, china and central asian countries as there is big numbers of foreingn fighters in idlib coming from toses regions..also idlib endagers the security of the russian hmeimim air base in the coast wich i think is not acceptable by russians…i think what we saw the last couple of days was a limited retaliatory strike from turkey to “avenge” the turkish deaths for the turkish public opinion with massive propaganda large number of fake videos and images and with extremly over exagerated numbers of saa casualties…i’ve seen multiple sources that claim that the saa captured dadikh and kafr batikh and the fights ar ongoing inside saraqib town with intensive russian air support …i think it’s just a matter of time before we see a full russian throttle to end this idlib situation …idlib situation is not the complicated part the complicated part is north syria and east of the euphrates

      • shylockracy

        You focus on Idlib but Afrin, northern Aleppo and northern Hasakah provinces are occupied by the same Turk/ISIS/al-Qaeda terrorists that are occupying Idlib. Together, these 3 other areas of Turkish occupation in Syria are larger than Idlib. Russian media and SouthFront don’t speak about them because Russia forced Syria to accept “Euphrates shield” and “Peace Spring” operations in exchange for further support.

      • S Melanson

        You are correct about the threat in the long term. But in the short term, I see Erdogan achieving his aims which is roll back and re-establishing status quo. Russia and Syria may not like it, but Erdogan is not backing down – SAA is not strong enough even with allies so backing down to fight another day is prudent although painful.

    • Dibass

      A lot of people on this forum do not understand that making bias statements only leads to short-term satisfaction, but long-term embarrassment even if we post behind screens and can’t see one another.

      The best for the Alawis right now is to pull back from Idlib. If the Syrian Alawi Army engages Turkish forces in Idlib and inflict more casualties, Turkey will likely take the fight right to Damascus.

      • AJ

        That would inevitably mean that Turkey annexes Idlib and possibly they may want to do the same in other areas.

    • AJ

      Its a fair assessment without full Russian support I doubt the SAA can take on Turkey even with Iran or Hezbollah helping.

  • igybundy

    Turkey starts Operations SaveATerrorist.. UN says its better than save the children.. asks world for money…

  • StafJustice

    From day one the goal of the Russians was clear. But some of you didn’t see or deliberately refused to see…Russia is not in Syria to save Asad was the rhythm…. What? Yes Russia is in Syria to fight non state terrorist actors..
    You should’ve noticed these when so called Iranian targets are distroyed by israhell… Putin’s excuse is always ‘ we don’t want to escalate the situation’ there by retraining the Iranians.
    Even when the Russian IL crew were killed Putin gave the save excuse, but to save face, they sent Syria an S-300 that doesn’t work…. Or better put not really own by Syria and was just to save face.
    So who is Putin’s Russia??
    A country that has no allies….and Russia has no ally, they’re only there to fight non state terrorists…if you’re a state terrorist Russia will never fight you…Putin prefer a deal…full stop.
    Remember when the 33 Turks were killed by a Russian air strike…the Turks played the spin card very well by blaming Assad and not the Russians for the strike…and the Russians reaction was in the affirmative….what does this tells you??
    Yes it tells you that Russia will never want to fight the Turks, which also meant they’re not willing to also protect the SAA…
    But wait a minute! Can Turkey really win or Conquere idlib??? Hell NO.
    SAA Just trusted the Russians and got stabbed so a bitter lesson have been learnt..
    Now the Resistance will readjust and that will take no less than three days to deploy effectively at the idlib front…
    Who will be the winner here….Syria and Iran…

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      Russia is in Syria to protect Russian economic interests. Iran is in Syria for the protection of China’s.

    • Jim Bim

      As i already have written in todays map update.
      Russians retreat makes military no sense, loosing so much gain and momentum….. unless its a betrayal.
      Today another Turkish convoy crossed the border……without being stopped, planes are being shut down.

      the story with the Russian IL crew who were killed is even worse, Putin thereafter invited Netanyhu as a guest of honor to the Russian victory day, sitting beside Putin and parading in the memory parade for the fallen.
      Netanyhu had not even landed on his return to israel, before he lunched a new airstrike on Syria.

      • JIMI JAMES

        That was from brussels idiot,incase you not aware askenazis are israel deep state,ok!

        • Jim Bim

          crawl back to your hole brainless creep.

    • Dibass

      We shall soon know if the Alawis and Shiite regime of Iran win this war.
      You can call Turkey all names as you wish, but one thing is for certain: If Turkey says it will do something, it will certainly do it. Unlike the Iranian cowards who are only good at making threats and issuing warning. I wish Israel to bomb Iranian forces in Syria until the Mullahs retaliate or are exposed before their own populations as the cowards that they are.

    • JIMI JAMES

      Russia don’t betray the allie (period) The winner will be the one whom saved syria most (period)

  • Arseniy ‘Motorola’ Pavlov

    It seems that Saraqib will be re-liberated soon.

  • GuyQ

    Six Turkish drones downed just today alone

    https://tass.com/world/1125353

    • Ayman

      A “source in the Syrian MoD” says that Syria shot down 6 Turkish UCAVs today over Idlib, and confirmed the reports that Turkish F-16 fighters shot down both Syrian Su-24 aircraft.

      I believe the second part but not the first.

      https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1234134375442321408

      • AJ

        I doubt that have destroyed anywhere near these numbers

    • Ayman

      By the way Drones attacking Hama AB right now.
      Air Defence Systems were destroyed before.
      And rumors that Turkey shot down another Jet…
      https://twitter.com/AlHadath/status/1234146014354911233

      • Dick Von Dast’Ard

        So you are saying slow flying drones are attacking military airfields?

  • Angry Guy

    BREAKING

    Turkish forces bombard Russian command headquarters in west Manbij countryside, forcing civilians to flee

    http://www.syriahr.com/en/

    • shylockracy

      Is it confirmed?

      • Angry Guy

        No

        • shylockracy

          Hopefully it is. Russia’s handling of the terrorists in Idlib has been shameful.

          • Angry Guy

            I hope also. That pathetic weasel of a president will then be under enormous pressure to respond.

  • Boxman

    I predicted this offensive by Turkey years ago, back in 2015 even before the Russian SU-24 was shot down. It was obvious then that Turkey, probably also at the prodding of the USIsrealSaudietc, was itching to throw his military into the fight. Nobody wanted to face reality.

    This is where Russia has to take a stand and confront Turkey with a full diplomatic offensive, full mobilization of its military, and publicly bringing its entire nuclear force to a state of high readiness. Scare everybody into thinking the Russian bear has finally awoken. Turks down to the individual citizen must BELIEVE their very lives are at stake, that nuclear fire can wipe out their cities.

    It’s either that, or a surprise decapitation strike like what the US did to Solemaini, but I don’t think the Russians have that capability. In fact, think we’re now seeing confirmation the Russians’ conventional military capability is a lot more limited than we were led to believe, as both Russian and western commentators have their own reasons to hype up Russian capability. We’ve seen the RuAF can carry out effective bombing sorties from high altitude and the Russian logistical masters have done a great job rebuilding the Syrian armed forces, while Russian advisors and planners coordinated all these different armies on the ground. They turned a desperate situation around on the ground, and racked up countless impressive victories. Throughout the campaign, the RuAF maintained an exceptionally high state of readiness and high sortie rate, the spec op units distinguished themselves, and overall performance of the Russian armed forces was quite respectable.

    But all that said, we’re talking about a few dozen combat aircraft and a few thousand troops. That’s pretty much all Russia can afford to maintain in theater. Russia has no land border with Turkey and simply cannot win without nukes, especially with the Israelis helping the Turks.

    At this point, I see only three options for Russia:
    1) Brandish nukes, scare US, NATO, Turkey, Isreal, everyone into thinking this is it. WW3 over Syria? Are you ready for that, citizens of US, Europe, Isreal, Turkey? Are you ready? Because we are. This has to be the message conveyed to the world. If Turkey doesn’t back down, blow up some valuable defense targets with conventional missiles or sink a Turkish ship or something. This will make Russia a pariah state, but they already basically are, so f*ck it. The coming 4th Industrial Revolution is about to make international trade unnecessary anyways.
    2) Kill Erdogan in a decapitation strike, using tactical nukes if necessary. Again, same pariah blowback as before, but memories are short and see my comment about 4th Industrial Revolution. It wouldn’t be that bad; Jew media worldwide would go bananas, but the truth will get out.
    3) Surrender. Withdraw in humiliation and become the white North Korea.

    • Kananda

      It’s either that, or a surprise decapitation strike like what the US did
      to Solemaini, but I don’t think the Russians have that capability. In
      fact, think we’re now seeing confirmation the Russians’ conventional
      military capability is a lot more limited than we were led to believe,
      as both Russian and western commentators have their own reasons to hype
      up Russian capability.

      this is the reality

      and points 1,2,3 are also correct

      • JIMI JAMES

        You seen nothing yet!

  • cactus

    breaking: the Syrian Arab Army regains control of Tel Mardikh, Dadekh, Kafr Batikh, Jobas, San.
    The clashes are the most intense in the Sinaa neighborhood, east of Saraqib….god bless the saa i hope we hear the good news by tomorrow

    • shylockracy

      I hope they achieved this without RuAF support. The Idlib mess has proven Syria will have to rely more on its own capacities and its other allies.

      • Dick Von Dast’Ard

        Day of rest for the VKS, they will finish their prayers and then give the Nato-Turks no hope of any prayers.

  • François

    Whatever Turkey might dream with Syria, they should watch their back: Syria, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah won’t stay arm crossed. Big surprise is coming.

    • occupybacon

      You know everything about big surprises

    • Tim Williams

      YOU LEFT OUT THE KURDS

  • Tim Williams

    another TURK drone shot down over HAMA … I think this is 7 so far today

    https://twitter.com/Syria_Protector/status/1234153446686830593

  • Tim Williams

    AND ANOTHER TURK drone vanishes … up to 8 ?

    https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/status/1234157591019819010

  • Tim Williams

    SAA has now regained control of nearly 50% of the area lost around SARAQEB in just a matter of a few hours …

    https://twitter.com/Elly_Ammar/status/1234147209341546497

    • Al Balog

      Really? That’s great news. But I’ve seen that the green rats have been regaining many villages in the southern Idlib pocket. Did the SAA re-prioritize from the pocket to Saraqib or something? That’s the only way I can think of.

      • Dick Von Dast’Ard

        Was that on liveaumap… Ukraines finest disinformation service?

      • Robin Locksley

        Weird maneuver. Looks like nearly 50% of the southern Idlib SAA advance was reverted back in a couple of days. They could all just stay at Saraqeb without any extra movement there. Sad all those celebrations like for the full Hama province liberated, M4 opened come too early. Hope SAA has enough defenses at the former southern Idlib frontline not to let the rats advance farther.

  • Caesar

    Turkey officially start war with Syria and is now officially aggressor and occupaier in Syria.

  • Habib

    Turkey will learn a devastating lesson. 1. Dont go to war using NATO equipment without NATO permission. The USA will ensure a painful lesson to disobey it.
    2. Dont take on Russian power it will cost you everything.
    3. Iran will ensure it is the master of the region, will use Turkey as an example to show the USA and Israel this is their future. Iran will openly deploy now outside its borders and will tighten its grip on oil shipping routes. Iraq will erupt in violence. The sanctions will be defied without consequences.

  • Taz T

    Syria should warn Turkey that it will attack Turkish tourist area unless Turkish occupation forces leave Syria. Tourism is one of the biggest foreign exchange earner for Turkey. and many jobs depends
    on tourism.

  • χρηστος

    what the hell is Russia doing?Taf are killing dozens of Syrians ,destroy precious equipment. how can they allow this to happen?

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Operation murder innocent Syrians did they say, sounds about right.