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PRO-ASSAD MILITARY FORCES JOIN FORCES WITH ANTI-ASSAD ELEMENTS CURRENTLY UNDER ATTACK BY THE TURK IN AFRIN?
Starts here several blog entries extracts from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile news letter with my commentary:
1. "Turkey warns Damascus not to send troops to Afrin"
"Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive. President Vladimr Putin has meanwhile called on his partners in the Syrian conflict, Turkey and Iran, to hold a summit next month to try and sort out the jumbled scenario developing among his allies."
2. "Pro-Syrian force heads for Afrin town. Turkish air force bombs their route"
"DEBKAfile's exclusive sources: The Popular Forces, which are allied with the Assad regime, set out Tuesday for Afrin City with tank support. This group is made up of Afghan Shiites and the Syrian Alawite Shabiha. No sooner had this force entered the Afrin enclave when Turkish warplanes took to the air to bomb their route to the city"
3. "Rising Turkish-Syrian tension over Afrin amid exchange of fire"
"Turkey Wednesday warned Damascus that pro-Assad forces would face serious consequences for entering the north Syrian Afrin enclave to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. Turkey and its rebel allies claimed to have forced the pro-Assad back, maintaining that a 40-50 vehicle convoy had retreated under artillery fire. But a YPG official and a pro-Assad military commander denied this and said they had returned the fire"
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