Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads’ of Kurdish forces if they do not withdraw

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned that Turkey would “crush the heads” of Kurdish forces if they did not withdraw from a proposed safe zone along the border under a US-brokered deal.
If the pull-out does not happen by Tuesday evening, “we will start where we left off and continue to crush the terrorists’ heads”, Erdogan said in a televised speech in central Anatolian city of Kayseri.
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and to end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from the proposed safe zone away from the border, after talks with US Vice-President Mike Pence in Ankara


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Earlier in the day, Mustefa Bali, a spokesman for the SDF, accused Turkey of violating the ceasefire deal reached during a visit to Ankara by US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday.

Despite the agreement to halt the fighting, air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters, civilian settlements and the hospital" in the border town of Ras al-Ain in northeast Syria, he said

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1. A US official with direct knowledge of events tells me that the US has knowledge that Turkey transported Arab militiamen from one part of Syria west of Manbij into Turkey, to then cross back into Syria alongside the Turkish military in order to fight Kurds.
2. These are the militiamen carrying out atrocities like the execution of a Kurdish female politician (her difficult-to-read autopsy is below). We know Turkey backs these militias. But actually moving them from one part of Syria to another is complicity of a different order. https://t.co/ydBdWTd6qX
https://twitter.com/rcallimachi/status/ ... 25728?s=19

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+++Syrian democratic forces and Syrian army has repelled an attack on the city of Ahras, a number of #SNA terrorists were elimianted.

#Twitterkurds #Rojava #SDF #Turkey #TSK #YPG #SAA #Syria

https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/statu ... 90566?s=19

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Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:47 pm

Unconfirmed

+++Idlib: Military sources of Turkish-backed Al-qaida groups in Idlib confirm intensive movements of Russian forces in the vicinity of Idlib province. The military source claim a preparation from two different axes.

#Syria #SAA #Turkey #TSK #Syria #Russia #HTS #NLF #SNA

https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/statu ... 23937?s=19


Turkish-backed Al-Qaida source: "A large military build-up east of Hama, containing 40 tanks and a number of rocket launchers." The military source confirm military build-up in "Sinjar" and "Umm al-Khalakhel" area. According to the source, the city "Maarat al-Nu'man" is the goal.

https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/statu ... 34336?s=19

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+++A Russian armored convoy consisted of 17 armored vehicles from the town of Maskana has entered the city of Tabqa in the western Raqqa countryside on Saturday this afternoon.

#Twitterkurds #Rojava #Turkey #TSK #Syria #Russia #SAA

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+++A huge military column belonging to the Syrian army entered SDF areas and is on the way towards Hasake and Qamişlo.

#Twitterkurds #Rojava #SDF #SAA #Turkey #Syria

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:18 pm

As part of the agreement to pause militaty operations with Turkey with American mediaition.
Today, we have evacuated the city of Ras Al-Ain from all SDF fighters. We don't have any more fighters in the city.

Kino Gabriel
SDF Spokesperson

https://twitter.com/SdfSpokesperson/sta ... 07200?s=19

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:20 pm

NEW: Largest US troop withdrawal from Syria is underway. Hundreds of trucks carrying US personnel were observed by CNN gathering near Hasakah, Syria, en route east to the border with Iraq.

This marks the symbolic end of the major US presence in the region.

https://twitter.com/AnaCabrera/status/1 ... 96480?s=19

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Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm

Meanwhile, the head of the SDF’s political wing was set to travel to the US, as @laraseligman first reported. Talking points obtained by Al-Monitor reveal the delegation plans to ask the Trump admin to help secure the M4 road, stop Turkish airstrikes, and keep US bases.
https://twitter.com/JackDetsch_ALM/stat ... 12032?s=19

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