Turkey’s Erdogan is looking like a man whose eyes were bigger than his stomach. In my opinion, Erdogan has clearly underestimated Kurdish resolve and military capacity in Syria. Erdogan now finds himself engaged with not only Kurdish forces, but also Assad junior’s troops, Russian forces, and Iran’s Hezzbollah armed militias. The bottom line is Erdogan has kicked over the hornet’s nest with predictable results. The problem for Trump is Erdogan has plainly said he intends to push east, attack Manbji and the US military forces there. When Erdogan does that, and I see no indication he isn’t planning to push east to the Euphrates River, all hell will break lose. The link below indicates the Kurds are massing for a Stalingrad level defense of Afrin.


Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:1

Hundreds of Kurdish Fighters Dispatched to Northern Syria to Face Turkish Army

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number Kurdish fighters and fresh recruits deployed in Hasaka in Northeastern Syria have arrived in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo amid intensifying clashes between the Kurds and the Turkish Army, a media outlet reported on Wednesday.

The Turkish-language state-run Anadolu news agency reported that the newly arrived convoy of the Kurdish fighters included hundreds of buses and vehicles.

It further said that over 2,000 gunmen recruited by the SDF were accompanying the convoy of 500 Kurdish militias.

Anadolu said that the convoy was sent from the towns of Qamishli, Ra’as al-Ein, Amouda, Hasaka city, al-Darabiyeh and Tal Hamis to Ein al-Arab (Kobani) region and later left Kibani along with the Kurdish fighters for Manbij and to be ultimately deployed in Afrin region.

Reports said on Tuesday that the Kurdish militias in Northern Syria destroyed three tanks of the Turkish Army during clashes in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo.

Kurdish sources reported that one of the Turkish army tanks was targeted by a guided missile in the village of Jamli Bil West of the town of Jandaris South of the town of Afrin.

Also, the Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that a Turkish tank was destroyed in the Kurdish forces’ attack in the village of Haj Balal in Shiheh region.

It added that another Turkish army tank was targeted in clashes in the village of Bikeh in Bolboleh region, leaving five Turkish army men dead.

In the meantime, nine forces of the Turkey-led Operation Olive Branch were killed and their military vehicles were destroyed in the Kurdish fighters’ attack in the village of Khalil in Mobata region and in the village of Shadya in Rajoiu region.

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