A convoy of Turkish forces backed by several helicopters has entered the Syrian town of Jarablos in a Kurdish area.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had warned in late July that Ankara could strike the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) armed group inside Syria.
He also stated that the strike is “not even a matter of discussion, it is a given.”
Source: Press TV
Hamsayeh.Net – The Syrian army has been put on highest state of alert after reports of a joint Turkish – American military drill taking place today (wednesday 1st of august) near the two countries’ borders
Unofficial reports point to a joint military drill by Turkey and US troops about two km from the Syrian border.
Recently, Ankara, has unnecessarily raised tensions with its southern neighbor after it said that Turkish army will retaliate against the PKK all the way inside the Syrian territory.
Syria is a strategic partner of both Iran and Russia and if reports of American involvement through Turkey is true it would seriously increase tension in that region.
Moscow and Tehran say they would allow a call for regime change in Syria based on what nonsense US and its allies claim to be the ground for President Basha Assad’s departure, who by the way happens to be extremely popular amongst Syrians.
File photo shows Syrian armed opposition in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria.
By Mohyeddin Sajedi
In Syria’s northern city of Umm al Amud, large pictures of the imprisoned founder and leader of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, are hung alongside flags of the armed separatist rebels.
Life goes on and the governmental offices are open.
The city is exemplary of the Kurdish region in the north of Syria which stretches from the Iraqi border in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the West.
Roughly one year ago, the official Syrian Army voluntarily abandoned this region. The Kobane, Al-Qamishli, Afrin, and Al-Malikiyah (Dayrik) regions have fallen into the hands of Kurdish Syrians, who are affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Union Party and support Ocalan.
One of the most important tasks of this group is to obstruct the progress of armed opposition groups called the “Free Syrian Army” or the armed gangs opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. Multiple efforts by these groups to infiltrate the Kurdish regions have met with resistance from the Syrian Democratic Union Party. Continue reading