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2019-08-16 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish forces on the verge of being encircled in northern Hama
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Posted by Fred 2019-08-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [330 views ]  Top
 File under: Sublime Porte 

#1 From the map this is a Turkish Observation Post at Morek where the highway north from Hama enters that salient. So, this looks more like a "line straightening" operation to move the front back from about 15 miles from Hama's center to about 23-ish miles. Hama is where the highways from the coast at Latakia meet the logistics route linking Aleppo to Damascus, by the way.
Posted by magpie 2019-08-16 18:10||   2019-08-16 18:10|| Front Page Top

#2 What are the Turks trying to achieve there, again?
Just grabbing territory?
Posted by Lex 2019-08-16 18:45||   2019-08-16 18:45|| Front Page Top

#3 What are the Turks trying to achieve there, again?

They claim to want that much land in which to resettle the millions of Syrian refugees they’ve been hosting since 2011, Lex. It is merely incidental that much of that is Kurdish territory...
Posted by trailing wife 2019-08-16 19:08||   2019-08-16 19:08|| Front Page Top

#4 That the new Republic of North Syria™ would be a puppet state run by the local Moslem Brotherhood ethnically cleansed empty of Assad's supporters and Kurds.... A coincidence, just a coincidence.
Posted by magpie 2019-08-16 19:13||   2019-08-16 19:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Arm the Kurds.
Posted by Lex 2019-08-16 19:53||   2019-08-16 19:53|| Front Page Top

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