Turkish Forces Shell Syrian Army. U.S. Claims Iran Prepares Attacks In Iraq

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Turkish Forces Shell Syrian Army. U.S. Claims Iran Prepares Attacks In Iraq

Syrian Army positions in the town of Saraqib came under joint shelling from the Turkish Army and Turkish-backed armed groups late on April 1. Strikes were carried out from the area of Almastumah, where Turkish military positions are located. The April 1 incident became the second attack on Syrian Army troops in the area in the last 3 days.

At the same time, Turkish forces continue their military buildup in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Two more convoys with armoured vehicles and artillery pieces crossed the border into Syria. Before the start of Ankara’s Operation Spring Shield in February 2020, the number of Turkish troops in Idlib was estimated at 5,000. Syrian sources say that by April 2020 this number reached 7,000.

And there are no indications that Turkey is going to use this force to put an end to the presence of al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups in the region. Rather, it sees these groups as important allies and the pillar of its policy aimed at strengthening its control over northwestern Syria and turning it into a quasi-state under a Turkish protectorate.

Just recently, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, one of the groups that Turkish forces protect from the Syrian Army, executed a civilian accusing him of spying for Syrian government forces. 68-year Rifaat Mahmoud al-Daqqah, a former member of the Syrian Parliament, was detained by militants in May 2019. Terrorists claimed that he was providing the Syrian military with information on terrorists’ positions in the southwestern part of Greater Idlib, mainly around the town of Kabani.

Al-Daqqah, originally from the town of al-Janoudiyah, abandoned his position in the Syrian Parliament in 2011, in the early days of the crisis. Back then, militants pressured many officials and service members to defect by threatening their lives, families and businesses.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other Idlib groups regularly arrest and execute civilians, accusing them of spying for Syria, Russia or Iran. In most cases, they do not bother to support these claims with any evidence, rather they use such claims as a pretext to terrorize and subjugate the local population.

These atrocities happen right under the nose of Turkish observation posts, which have supposedly been set up by the Turkish military to restore security in the region. Nonetheless, it seems that Ankara has no problem with the execution of civilians, training of suicide bombers, arming of al-Qaeda-affiliated  groups or public calls to cleanse a majority of the population living in the government-controlled part of Syria as long as organizations doing this serve its foreign policy interests.

On April 1, Brig. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, paid an unofficial visit to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. He reportedly met with several influential Iraqi commanders and politicians, discussing with them the current security and political situation in Iraq. In March Brig. Gen. Ghaani visited Syria, where he inspected the frontlines in the northern province of Aleppo.

Ghaani succeeded former Quds Force commander Brig. Gen. Qassam Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US strike on Baghdad Airport in January 2020. His visit to Iraq comes amid the ongoing US effort to regroup its forces in Iraq and reinforce them with Patriot air defense systems. Two Patriot batteries are already there.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump announced that the US has “information” and “belief” that “Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.” Top US officials often make such claims before conducting strikes on targets affiliated with Iran and/or before announcing a new round of sanctions.

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  • Xoli Xoli

    Devils plans are unfolding keep on accusing like your father the accuser and liar.

    • Raptar Driver

      He knows his time is short.

      • Xoli Xoli

        You let me almost cry.Truely indeed his time is short.After fulfillment of biblical scripture in Revelation 6 verse 1 to 9 were by we are between red horse and pale horse.God is going to unleash his anger.Small rich and poor will be running to the mountains and scream out and says hide us from the who’s sited on the throne.May Almighty God,Son and Holy Spirit lives in you until return of King of kings,Lord of lords and Savior Jesus Christ.Surely indeed Jesus is Coming.

        • Raptar Driver

          Good to see someone who knows their scripture.

  • Tango123

    I can not understand. The Syrian army is shot at by Turkish guards and calmly watches as columns of material and military vehicles from Turkish invaders enter the country. neither the Air Force nor the rocket launcher have the answers. why don’t you shoot these Turks to hell? I do not get it.

    • purplelibraryguy

      Warfare is the continuation of politics by other means. If doing the warfare will lose you the political goal, if you’re smart you don’t do the warfare.
      Soon, I expect.

    • Cromwell

      I have been saying that since the war started,first thing the terrorists did was take control of all the border crossing from Turkey,there were hundreds of trucks from turkey entering Syria with terrorists and weapons,all those border crossings should have been under Syrian attack from land and air 24/7,but they were not,and they are still not being attacked FFS.

  • El Mashi

    Turkey is running against the clock. As the Covid 19 infections in Turkey become a pandemic, and it will, and as the pandemic reaches the Turkish Armed Forces, and it will, it will be a picnic for the Syrian Arab Army and Bashar Assad to liberate Idlib. The same will happen to the United States occupation forces in the Syrian Eastern Desert, and it will. Soon, all of Syria will be liberated, and China and Russia can rebuild Syria.

    • Sencer

      Do you seriously think that Covid 19 is not spreading like hell in Syria as we speak now ?
      What kind of chance Syria has with all that broken healthcare system , lack of medicine and sufficient hospitals and all the iranian militia still flowing from iran ?

      Damascus Yesterday ;

      https://twitter.com/metesohtaoglu/status/1244324183896662019/photo/3

    • nyomarek

      Don’t be afraid of the fake weaker-than-flu Covid. It is actually beneficial if all of humanity catches Covid, since allowing the sickness to take its course will make a lot more people immune that governments demented ‘Isolate You Arsehole’ stupid tactics. Doctors are on the same opinion, BTW.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        10% of all Italians infected died, 7.2% of all Iranians infected died, Flu has less than a 0.7% fatality rate.
        Iran also revealed they had ongoing health problems with their recovered patient, up to a 30% reduction in lung capacity for some patients.

      • purplelibraryguy

        They most certainly are not. BoJo said roughly the same; then all the doctors acquainted him with reality and he changed his mind.

      • Xoli Xoli

        Like it or not Coronavirus has lockdown the whole world and will bring governments to its knees to agree on common evil one world order gaol for survival.Human beings are currently loosing hope and are minute by minute surrendering in England and USA medical facility floors just to be help or die.

      • Cromwell

        Well the fifty dead Doctors who died in Italy from the virus wouldn’t be of that opinion you idiot.

    • Hyper19

      Syria barely has any medical equipment to diagnose or to deal with it. Forget the equipment, the Syrians might be lucky if they manage to find a hospital standing.

      The virus has been spreading like wildfire in Syria, all thanks to your mullah friends.

    • Xoli Xoli

      God is in control over Syria for the biblical scriptures to be fulfill.Therefore you are right but forget about rebuilding nonsense.Satanyahu,Erdogan and Trump desires are led by Lucifer Satan the devil.Falsely In the name of God which is not true will Satanyahu attack and flatten Damascus completely and simultaneously attack Iran which will be to the destruction of Israel and USA.Israel will be force by the whole world leaders to sign a seven years peace treaty which is a false treaty.By this Jews will loose trust in Satanyahu and Trump and seek the face of the living God.Unfortunately their will see and start believing that Jesus is the only Messiah and Lord whom their rejected and their forefathers crucified.Trump will be removed violently and USA split under Russians and Chinese. One world currency will be implemented whereby no one will by or sell unless you have the mark of the beast for one force religion.Before the fall of Damascus Erdogan and his Turkish croocks will be severely destroyed and scattered and slowly subdued by desease as their are not prepared but hope Trump will help them in all crimes and safeguardstheir existance.This is actually the defeat of the king of North.The whole Middle East kings and leaders will turn against Erdogan and Satanyahu including dying out NATO.

      • James Clander

        All that Religious nonsense spoils your views. Keep that nonsense for yourself.

    • gustavo

      About the infection, I agree, but about to leave Syria free, not way my friend.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      so this covid 19 not comen to syria ?you r one mad idiot

      • JIMI JAMES

        Nsw state’s death toll sits at 10.

        Seven of Australia’s 24 deaths have been linked to the (nwo)Ruby Princess cruise ship,allowed by the nefarious nazi/soros/nsw health and unelect police minister cop!

        Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state is currently in a critical phase for slowing down the infection rate,all well and true? but really I am innocent,they bullied me to let the nazi bio weapon destroy democratic rights and prosperity for the sake of mastrrr:

        Well i’ll be damned nazis wannabe incest trolls here assume they have the answers?

        DIRTY GEORGE SORIS/NAZI/BIOLOGICAL WEAPON CANADA/UK/EU-EPP:
        May god have mercy on their lame petty souls,pfft!

  • Icarus Tanović

    Just be patient and see what is gonna happen to the Erdogan’s forces…

    • Xoli Xoli

      True just give give the situation a chance.I am a actually a worst bad guy but what I have seen is maybe small but very very powerful against this brainless Turkey soldiers.Trump actually want to sell Erdogan Patriot and is currently shifting them systematically to Syria under pretext of safety USA bases.But Trump is blind by arogants and are put under sleep mode by pompeo and devil.

  • nyomarek

    Finally!! Erdogander knows he is done at home, his government will collapse and he will be thrown to the wolves. So he is trying the only thing he hopes will save his wretched life: ATTAAACK!!

    • Al Balog

      Yes, that’s the impression that I’m under too. Erdogan’s the dying dog lashing-out under his last breaths of defeat. Go out in a blaze of glorified sh*t.

  • Lazy Gamer

    Turkey and its proxies seem intent on starting the war again when last time, it was the one to ask for a ceasefire. So what changed now? Oil prices and covid19? Also seems like they’re dragging their foot clearing the highway.

  • Azriel Herskowitz

    Shia terrorists are losing across the Middle East! Turkey lighting up the Assad Regime with artillery and drones. Meanwhile the US military prepares a devastating air campaign to destroy Kata’ib Hezbollah!

    • Boxman

      Keep cheering your headchopper pals you slimy Jewish cunt. The more I come to know the ways of Isreal and the Jews, the more I see we fought on the wrong side in WW2.

      • JIMI JAMES

        Seven of Australia’s 24 deaths have been linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.
        nwo/incest/soros/skulls n bones supreme white skeletors,Get The Behind Me Satan:

        There are jews then there are jewhadi(nazis) fkn drr!

      • Astar Roth

        There is difference between normal Jews and Zionists…

    • Cromwell

      Try it clown,last time the Israeli bastards attacked Hezbollah didn’t work out to well.

    • christianblood

      You got to understand that war with Iran will not be a walk in the park!
      It will be ten times worse than Vietnam for the looser Americunts and could easily evolve into WW3.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_YNywsLIw&feature=emb_logo

  • Hos Ng

    Long live democracy assad and maduro, slaughter the warmongering thiefs and propagandists as a good deed, for fun or on principles. Either way them cheneys and rices got to die.

  • Boxman

    Russia should use the coronavirus situation to crush Turkey once and for all. But first, Russia must publicly announce it’s “no first use” nuclear doctrine to be null and void.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    more CIA bots on SF—herskowisy and memehet….the CIA bumblers have always been an unintelligence agency—similar but less competent than the gestapo as Truman observed