Turkey begins bombing of Syrian Kurds as a display of strength against USA.
In a sharp escalation of Turkey’s military campaign against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG, on Saturday Turkish warplanes fired missiles and launched “massive bombing” of Kurdish targets in Syria’s Afrin, NTV television reported.
Airstrike after airstrike pounding Afrin right now. Massive shock and awe campaign underway.
Big question is if Turkey can follow up with a competent ground campaign. pic.twitter.com/NEz8XgzwEc
— Gissur Simonarson (@GissiSim) January 20, 2018
— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) January 20, 2018
Turkey launches Afrin operation – LIVE COVERAGEhttps://t.co/b5jMmTwQ0M
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) January 20, 2018
“The TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) has started airborne operations,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said at a party congress on Saturday, quoted by Hurriyet. Yildirim said eight F-16 aircraft were involved in the aerial sortie, which is ironic when one considers that Turkey is using US-made warplanes…
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