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Turkey-led forces claim chemical weapons attack launched by Kurdish fighters in Syria’s Afrin, major casualties
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
-led forces are claiming that Kurdish paramilitary groups in Syria’s Afrin region fired on them with chemical munitions delivered from artillery systems causing considerable casualties among their ranks.

According to the official media center for the Olive Branch operations room, Kurdish forces have attacked pro-Ankara rebel groups with at least one artillery shell loaded with chlorine gas.

Rebels say that the chemical attack took place at the town of Bulbul, located just kilometers from the Ottoman Turkish border.

Emerging reports by opposition sources claim that 20 rebel fighters were maimed, seven of them critically.

In recent days, pro-Ankara forces have suffered a series of tactical defeats around Bulbul, failing to break into mountain countryside further south and suffering notable losses in manpower and equipment for every assault.

It is worth noting that the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
and opposition groups often make baseless chemical gas attack claims every time they are losing a major battle somewhere in the country.

Posted by:Fred

#5  Arab Pride/Honor Culture Lying, again? In Kenneth M. Pollack's Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991 he discusses 'imaginary battles' where the local officers would report 'victorious' morning attacks followed by mid-day enemy counterattacks ending with them being in the original positions at dusk -- none of which happened.
So, how much of this actually happened?
Posted by: magpie   2018-02-07 10:35  

#4  Rojava Defense Units | YPG @DefenseUnits · 16h16 hours ago
The Turkish army, which suffered heavy blows during our operations in the Şêkurzê area, bombed the area with artillery shells from chemical weapons. +

The occupying Turkish state and the terrorist groups under their control claim that chemical weapons were used by the YPG in order to fabricate a cover for their fiasco in the north of Afrin. +

Our forces moved to high points after being subjected to the effects of the weapon during conflict, and the Turkish-backed terrorists left on the ground were affected by the weapon themselves. +

As the People's Defense Units, we feel the need to reiterate that we have no basis other than the legitimate line of defense against the fascist attacks on our lands and on our people. We condemn the use of these and similar weapons no matter where and whoever it is used by.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056   2018-02-07 09:42  

#3  Or their own chemical munitions weren't properly stored.
Posted by: Unavirt Unuling4300   2018-02-07 08:24  

#2  high explosives are chemicals...just saying
Posted by: Frank G   2018-02-07 07:37  

#1  Trying to figure out how to cover up the loss of all those tank crews to the Kornet missiles?
Posted by: 3dc   2018-02-07 07:13