- The entry of Assad-Syria to support the Kurds, mean that the US’ position with the Kurds is under threat. Ie. America is no longer needed. Are all the war ‘noise’ from Erdogan a duplicitous ploy, the real objective being the eviction of American forces from Syria? Subsequently, a peace-truce treaty will be negotiated between Turkey-Syria and the Kurds with Russian oversight? Pretty damn confusing.
- Syrian Fighters Enter Afrin; Turkey Retaliates With Immediate Bombardment Sending Turkish Lira, Stocks Tumbling
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
As we reported yesterday, in a surprising twist in the ongoing Syrian proxy war, YPG Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria – who are backed by the US – had struck a deal with the Russia-backed Assad regime for Syrian forces to enter the Afrin region and repel a Turkish offensive which began last month.
Badran Jia Kurd, an advisor to the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria told Reuters that Syrian troops will deploy along several border positions and could enter the region within the next two days: “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.
We didn’t have long to wait for this escalation to unfold, and moments ago a convoy of fighters waving Syrian flags entered the northern Kurdish-held region of Afrin, which Turkey is targeting in a cross-border operation, according to footage on Syrian state TV shows.