U.S. Joins Turkish Forces to Launch Push Against Islamic State in Syria

Reports on current military activity

GhostMBwy
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:36 am

hrng wrote:
SHTF wrote:LoL Maybe they meant to say a gray line or yellow IDK :lol:

But if i'm not mistaken this is the first time they moved troops in on the ground
:D

Yeah I think they have been in on the ground before, though it was a little under the radar. There was a thread in here a while back - they went about 10kms in from the border and secured a couple of towns as well as supply routes.

They also did the old trick of 'moving the border' a few times and had a creeping barbed wire fence.
GhostMBwy wrote:Well, looks like we have movement in Turkey. Here's a live broadcast from CNN Turk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNvZZymiLN
Hrm weird, I get an error on that - "An error occurred during validation."
Hmm. Maybe I'm missing a character. They do have a channel on Youtube though which is very nice of them. lol

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:37 am

hrng wrote:Reuters now reporting on it too:

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2016/0 ... a-to-clear
Oh sh!t.I wait for Russia respond.

CNN TURK! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNvZZymiLNU
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:38 am

Yep. Missed the U! Sorry folks. Try this one!
So, without further ado, once again, CNN Turk Livestream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNvZZymiLNU

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:44 am

This dictator have not stop.

https://twitter.com/RudawEnglish/status ... 2779652096
Turkey’s President @RT_Erdogan: “Our patience ended. We will eliminate all threats in northern of #Syria.”

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:48 am

Pics of some of the massing soldiers on "Conflicts" twitter.

https://twitter.com/Conflicts

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:49 am

I dont wanna turn this thread into GLP but wtf?60%?

@RudawEnglish 60% of #Turkish soldiers &arms currently moving into #Jarablus #Syria wont return but "withdrew" with #ISIL into #Albab

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:13 am

Man Turkey has me so freaking confused. Were they buddying up with Putin just for this move? Has Russia changed its stance on Assad?

They kept Assad in power so that they would have a regional ally. Complete speculation here, but I wonder if they struck a deal with Turkey where Turkey gets Syria in exchange for leaving NATO...

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:22 am

hrng wrote:Man Turkey has me so freaking confused. Were they buddying up with Putin just for this move? Has Russia changed its stance on Assad?

They kept Assad in power so that they would have a regional ally. Complete speculation here, but I wonder if they struck a deal with Turkey where Turkey gets Syria in exchange for leaving NATO...
That or struck a deal with NATO/U.S and did the old knife to the back on Russia..?
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:24 am

SHTF wrote:That or struck a deal with NATO/U.S and did the old knife to the back on Russia..?
Yeah, could well be, though with the timing of the Biden visit I'd lean more towards a deal with Russia. It feels like a display to the US, they're sending a powerful political message.

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