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    Turkish soldier killed in northern Syria offensive, Kurdish militia blamed

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    Post by rocky Sun 28 Aug 2016, 7:05 am

    Turkish soldier killed in northern Syria offensive, Kurdish militia blamed
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    Turkish tank on the Syrian border. Photo: AP

    KARKAMIS, Turkey,— Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four day campaign inside Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region.
    The Turkish army on Wednesday [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] the two-pronged cross border offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists but also Syrian Kurdish militia detested by Ankara, sending in dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops.
    Observers and analysts say Turkey is using the IS as a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to undermine Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan.

    Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish militia flared Saturday, with clashes taking place eight kilometres (five miles) south of the town of Jarabulus, the border town recaptured from IS this week by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, a monitoring group and Kurdish sources said.
    Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency later said one Turkish soldier was killed and three more wounded in a rocket attack by Kurdish militia on two tanks taking part in the offensive.
    The dead soldier — who has not been identified — was the first confirmed Turkish fatality of Turkey’s unprecedented operation in Syrian Kurdistan which has so far proceeded with lightning pace.
    The toll was confirmed by a Turkish official, without giving further details.
    The rocket fire came from members of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Anadolu said. Turkey considers the PYD and its People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia to be terror organisations.
    Anadolu said that the Turkish army responded to the rocket attack by shelling PYD targets in Syria, without giving further details.
    The self-proclaimed Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan said in a statement that the local fighters backed by Kurdish forces “destroyed two tanks and killed its crews” near the village of Al-Amarneh.
    Turkey which still denies the constitutional existence of Kurds fears the creation of an autonomous Kurdish region in Syrian Kurdistan — similar to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq — would spur the separatist ambitions of Turkey’s own Kurds who make up around [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] of the country’s 78-million population.
    Syrian Kurds have [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] three autonomous zones, or Cantons of Jazeera, Kobani and Afrin and a Kurdish government across Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) in 2013.  On March 17, 2016 Syria’s Kurds [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] a federal region in Syrian Kurdistan.
    Washington regards the Kurdish YPG as key ally against Islamic State and the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria and has provided them with air support as well as the military advisers. The Kurdish militia has seized swathes of Syria from Islamic State.
    In a separate incident Saturday, Kurdish militants fired four rockets at the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said.
    ‘New regional conflict’
    The pro-Kurdish fighters said earlier Turkey had for the first time carried out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] on its positions.
    “With this aggression, a new conflict period will begin in the region,” said the Jarabulus Military Council which is linked to the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
    Anadolu agency reported that the army had carried out strikes against a weapons arsenal and command post belonging to “terror groups”.
    The fighting indicates Turkey is entering into a new and more dangerous phase in Syria four days into operation “Euphrates Shield”.
    On Saturday, an AFP correspondent at the Turkish border village of Karkamis saw six more tanks crossing into Syria, adding to the dozens of tanks and hundreds of troops already in the country.
    Anadolu said pro-Ankara fighters — backed by Turkish troops and firepower — had now taken five more villages from IS after the capture of Jarabulus.
    Turkey fiercely opposes moves by the YPG — which it regards as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) — to expand into territory lost by IS.

    Its campaign against the Kurdish fighters puts it at odds with NATO ally the US, which supports the YPG as an effective fighting force against IS.
    Ankara says that the YPG has failed to stick to a promise to return across the Euphrates river after advancing west this month despite guarantees given by US Vice President Joe [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] on a visit to Ankara on Wednesday.
     

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    Turkish soldier killed in northern Syria offensive, Kurdish militia blamed Empty Turkish-backed Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces

    Post by rocky Sun 28 Aug 2016, 7:06 am

    Turkish-backed Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces
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    Turkish troops on the Syrian border. Photo: AP

    BEIRUT,— Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict.
    Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]hit, saying only that “terror groups” were targeted south of the village of Jarablus, where the clashes later ensued. A Kurdish-affiliated group said their forces were the target and called the attack an “unprecedented and dangerous escalation.” If confirmed, it would be the first Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish allied forces on Syrian soil.
    Late Saturday night, Turkey’s official news agency reported that one Turkish solider had been[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and three wounded by what it said was a Kurdish rocket attack in Jarablus, near where the fighting has raged. It is the first reported Turkish fatality in Syria.

    The new escalation highlights concerns that Turkey’s [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] into Syria this week could lead to an all-out confrontation between Ankara and Syrian Kurds, both American allies, and hinder the war against the Islamic State group by diverting resources.
    Observers and analysts say Turkey is using the IS as a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to undermine Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan. Turkey which still denies the constitutional existence of Kurds fears the creation of an autonomous Kurdish region in Syrian Kurdistan — similar to the Kurdish region in northern Iraq — would spur the separatist ambitions of Turkey’s own Kurds.
    Sherwan Darwish, a spokesman for Kurdish-led forces in the village of Manbij, said on Twitter Saturday night: “While our forces fighting [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Some [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] backed militias r attacking our positions & hampering our & Intl Coalition’s fight against terror.”
    The clashes underscore Ankara’s determination to push back Kurdish forces from along its borders, and curb their ambitions to form a contiguous entity in northern Syria. Kurdish groups have already declared a semi-autonomous administration in Syria and control most of the border area.
    Jarablus, and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to the south liberated from IS fighters by Kurdish-led forces earlier this month, are essential to connecting the western and eastern semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syrian Kurdistan.
    Syrian Kurds have [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] three autonomous zones, or Cantons of Jazeera, Kobani and Afrin and a Kurdish government across Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) in 2013.  On March 17, 2016 Syria’s Kurds [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] a federal region in Syrian Kurdistan.
    Turkish officials said they will continue their offensive in Syria until there is no longer any “terror” threat to Turkey from its war-torn neighbor. Ankara backed Syrian rebels to gain control of Jarablus last week. They are now pushing their way south.
    On Saturday, the Syrian rebels said they have seized a number of villages south of Jarablus from IS militants and Kurdish forces. Clashes were fiercest with the Kurdish-allied forces over the village of Amarneh, eight kilometers (five miles) south of Jarablus.
    The media office of the Turkish-backed Nour el-din el-Zinki rebel group said the Syrian rebels were backed by Turkish tanks. A news report on ANHA, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas, said local fighters destroyed a Turkish tank and killed a number of fighters in an attack by the Turkish military and allied groups on Amnarneh.
    There was no immediate comment from Turkish officials.
    The clashes were preceded by Turkish airstrikes against bases of Kurdish-affiliated forces and residential areas at Amarneh. The Jarablus Military Council, affiliated with the U.S-backed Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, said the Turkish airstrikes marked an “unprecedented and dangerous escalation” that “endangers the future of the region.”
    It vowed to stand its ground. Other groups which are part of the SDF vowed to support them, calling on the U.S-led coalition to explain the Turkish attacks on allied forces.
    Turkey’s state news agency, citing military sources, said the Turkish Military Joint Special Task Forces and coalition airplanes targeted an ammunition depot and a barrack and outpost used as command centers by “terror groups” south of Jarablus Saturday morning. The Anadolu Agency did not say which group or village was targeted.

    Turkey has long suspected the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, of being linked to Kurdish insurgents in its own southeast, which it labels as a terror group. It has demanded the YPG, which makes up the bulk of the SDF and has been one of the most effective U.S. ally in the fight against IS, withdraw to the east bank of the Euphrates River.
    The U.S. supported Turkey’s call for the Kurdish forces to move back, and Kurdish officials said they [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] the YPG forces from Manbij. But following the Turkish offensive, local forces with Kurdish fighters and backed by YPG advisers pushed their way north of Manbij, in a rush for control of Jarablus.
    Washington regards the Kurdish YPG as key ally against Islamic State and the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria and has provided them with air support as well as the military advisers. The Kurdish militia has seized swathes of Syria from Islamic State.

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