Posts Tagged ‘Afrin’

Syrian Free Army, backed by Turkey, claim victory over Kurdish YPG

  • 18 March 2018 - 18:23
Syrian Free Army, backed by Turkey, claim victory over Kurdish YPG

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control on Sunday morning of the city of Afrin, the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias in the enclave in Syria. The takeover dealt a blow to Kurdish aspirations for self-administration there and added to Turkey’s growing footprint...

Turkish forces enter Syria’s Kurds hub, Afrin

  • 18 March 2018 - 09:48
Turkish forces enter Syria’s Kurds hub, Afrin

Turkish-led forces began a street-by-street fight to capture the most important Kurdish-held town in northern Syria early Sunday, CNN-Turk television said, a crucial juncture in Turkey’s two-month-old campaign to expel U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters from the border area. Propelled by powerful...

Turkey advances into Afrin Syria, controls several villages

  • 22 January 2018 - 15:36
Turkey advances into Afrin Syria, controls several villages

Turkish forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Troops, accompanied by allied Syrian rebels, reportedly seized control of several areas in Afrin on Monday. Turkish President Recep...

Turkish troops enter Syria’s all-Kurds Afrin city amid heavy artillery shelling

  • 21 January 2018 - 17:31
Turkish troops enter Syria’s all-Kurds Afrin city amid heavy artillery shelling

The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and their allies after fierce clashes.   Intense Turkish artillery fire and air strikes continued to hit some villages, the...

Syria vows to down Turkish warplanes as Turkey prepares to assault Kurds in Afrin

  • 18 January 2018 - 21:56
Syria vows to down Turkish warplanes as Turkey prepares to assault Kurds in Afrin

Syria has threatened to shoot down Turkish warplanes in its airspace, as Turkey prepares to carry out a possible assault on a Kurdish enclave. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said any incursion into Afrin would be considered an act of aggression, BBC wrote Thursday. It came as Turkey...