This is coolbert:
FSA = Free Syrian Army. YPG = Kurdish combatants.
Once more from an entry at the most latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter.
That Turkish military offensive in the Afrin area of Syria stalled. NO progress. Undoubtedly much to the consternation of President Erdogan.
"Erdogan can't deliver on his threats to drive out Syrian Kurdish militia"
"The Turkish army has so far made no progress in capturing
Afrin's regional capital or Manbij, despite Turkish President Tayyip
Erdogan's almost daily vow to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out northern
Syria . . . From day one of the
Turkish offensive ten days ago, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army,
which was trained and prepared to spearhead the operation, was no match
for the Kurdish YPG - even with artillery and air support."
Turkish trained and supported elements of the Free Syrian Army [FSA] NOW beholden and in debt to the Turk. Puppet troop type duty but as performed very lackluster and without gain! Also this whole mess dissipated and unfocused energy not doing anyone any good!