More Than 100 Turkish Soldiers, 30 Armored Vehicles Cross Into Syria

A large Turkish army convoy consisting of more than 100 Turkish soldiers, including special forces and commandos, along with at least 30 armored trucks entered Syria’s Idlib region around 22:15 local time, for a joint mission with Russia and Iran to monitor a local de-escalation zone and "pacify al-Qaeda linked militants" there, Hurriyet newspaper reports. While their destination was not clear, local sources told Al Jazeera the troops were headed towards the western part of Aleppo province.

The de-escalation zone forms part of an agreement reached between Turkey, which backs forces battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and Iran and Russia, which support his government.

This move by the Turkish Army comes just days after Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that the Ankara-backed Euphrates Shield Forces were preparing an operation to expel the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terror group from the Idlib Governorate.

Al Jazeera, reporting from Antakya, along Turkey's border with Syria, said:

"This is what we know so far: dozens of military vehicles have crossed into Syria. "It remains to be seen what happens to the fighters who control Idlib province. Civilians there have been living in fear of potential clashes between Turkish-backed opposition Free Syrian Army fighters and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance of armed groups that controls Idlib."

A military build-up has taken place of late along Turkey's border with Syria, with Turkey supporting a campaign to secure opposition control over Idlib province.

With Turkish relations with the US - not to mention Europe - at rock bottom, we doubt that the US State Department will be pleased by this sudden escalation in which Russia once again projects to the west that Syria is its domain, and that NATO member Turkey has become one of its biggest allies in the middle east region. The US, however, will have no choice but to respond as the Turkish incursion means that Kurdish US-coalition allies will demand a US response, or else the entire region will henceforth perceive Washington as a paper tiger.


BobEore tmosley Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:20 Permalink

Given a post assembled - for once - remarkably reminiscent of what used to be... just the facts reportage

it's up to the usual zh sock puppet krew to dissolve the thread into a misama of TOTAL DISINFO AND AGIT-PROP!

S4OOS... 'all over turkiye!' oh mY!

a system which MIGHT be installed & operational[barring the usual/cyclical total breakdown in the T/R relationship]...

by 2021, becomes an immediate and mighty FACT in the hands of said sadsack SPs.

NOT ONLY have the Turks signaled this very week that they may indeed back out of the deal ... since the crafty Rukks are not actually sharing the technology of their system -…

but it appears - according to the Rukks own mouthpiece media...…

that its export version is a watered down creature that couldn't hurt a fly!!!! HAHA HA>

FYI! Turks employ peeple to read foreign media dudes... prolly best NOT to publicly announce the dirty secrets of yur dirty dealin... thus hurtin the feelins of your "clients" and other dupery!

And... cue... a barrage of SP-generated angst over another foiled ZH-400 disinfo barrage!

(Boris-overheard speaking to Natasha:) Damn that squirrel!

(N)Vut now daaarlink?

(B)Zee Rocky hasd foiled our planz againsk!

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opport.knocks east of eden Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:04 Permalink

Exaggerate much - They just signed the deal a month ago and I have $1000 that says none have arrived yet."On Monday, Turkish Defense Undersecretary Ismail Demir said that S-400 delivery to Turkey will start within two years, Anadolu news agency reported.In July, Turkish media reported that Russia would supply two batteries and help Ankara build two more such systems, capable of engaging with up to 80 targets within a range of 400km"

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BobEore east of eden Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:33 Permalink

Just like they 'cleaned out' Al Bab?

Four months and 3 days to accomplish.... absolutely zippter...

and then, by arrangement with their higher ups, negotiate a voluntary departure by the Daesh "enemy" and announce


jOkeS on yu jiggy! Al Sham has already kicked the ass of the puppet mercs that the turks have sent ahead of their latest 'victory parade' ... and the campaign has all the earmarka of of yet another skid towards 'TOTAL PHUCK UP' for the mighty TAF... which disguise yet another jab at the cantons with a phony push against their jihadi allies! put that in yur crac pipe and smoke it!

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gramps Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:31 Permalink

Yeah the last time they did this to "fight ISIS" they ended up bombing the shit out of the Kurds. Fuck all these commies. Let them kill eachother.

TheObsoleteMan Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:48 Permalink

Gog & Magog {Russia & Turkey}. After being mortal enemies since the fall of the Byzantine Empire centuries ago, who would have ever known they would become allies in less than two years after Turkey shot down a Russian ground attack aircraft? God knew, and so does anyone else who actually reads and believe's his word. Get ready for the fire works. This is how Armageddon begins. Watch Turkey leave NATO, and kick the USAF out of Incirik, then form an alliance with Russia and Iran. After Trump tears up the Iran deal, it will REALLY get interesting. 

historian40 TheLastTrump Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:20 Permalink

You have been deceived.  You are taking what the world and antichrists tell you is "Israel" and inserting that into the scriptures.  When the name Israel is mentioned in scriptures, it doesn't mean "Jewish State", and it doesn't mean those who reject Jesus Christ. Matthew 2:13-15 directs us back to the word of the Lord by the prophet Hosea(11:1).  Jesus is Israel.  Those who believe and obey the gospel are "in Christ"  Galatians 3:26-29There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.Christ is Abraham's seed, the promised seed. Gal 3:16Galatians 6:15-1615 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. That zionist "Jewish State" is antichrist, and it has become an idol to those who have been deceived by false doctrines contradicting Jesus, the apostles, and the prophets.

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BlussMann TheLastTrump Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:26 Permalink

Israel is a criminal state for Khazarian  Ashkenazi Jews – a race with a relatively high level of intelligence and a keen understanding of how to corrupt corruptible people. They are genius at business/money manipulation but total crap as soldiers, farmers, builders, explorers, etc. Israel will fall with the USSA when USSA finally gives up the ghost.

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historian40 TheObsoleteMan Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:11 Permalink

So, God gathers Gog and Magog(Russia & Turkey) from the corners of the earth in your version?  Revelation 20:8, clearly shows more than two nations.Have you been reading Hal Lindsey, "Left Behind", etc, or listening to John Hagee?  The version of "end times" prophecy is heavily influenced by a study book labeled a "Reference Bible", CI Scofield, where he actually adds his own words to the pages of scriptures.  It goes hand in hand with the zionist movement that has infiltrated many "churches", exalting an antichrist "Jewish State", and calling those who reject Jesus Christ "chosen" rather than antichrist as John says in his letters.

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TheObsoleteMan historian40 Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:12 Permalink

No, it is you who couldn't be more wrong. John Hagee is a false prophet {or false "profit", as he is on Israel's payroll}. Never read any Hal Lindsey, or other so-called Christian litature {except for a few old Smith Wigglesworth and Lester Sumrall}. Yes, there are many other countries involved, but Iran, Turkey, Russia and "the kings of the east" are the major players. I am well aware of CI Scofield too {the original Zionist preacher}.

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Yen Cross Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:31 Permalink

  Anyone want to take bets on where the VIN-#'s originate?  Same shit different day-month-year.  NEVER -EVER trust a Turk.  How many "Trojan Horses" does it take?  How many times have I said, " That Edrogan and his bald headed son that runs oil for ISIS are really bad guys?"