Fighting in Syria Picks up Against Kurds

On Monday, the Turkish nation shelled out at targets in the northwest of Syria and it clearly mentioned that it would swiftly crush the Kurdish YPG fighters backed by the United States who actually control the Afrin region both in air and on ground. The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned that Russia had given their consent to. Among the increasing concern on an international basis over the military operation which is currently three days old, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned that there would not be any kind of stepping back from this particular campaign that has opened up a new front in the complex civil war taking place in Syria. On Saturday, the forces of Turkey and their Syrian rebel allies started their push for clearing YPG fighters from the northwestern enclave in Syria in spite of the concern from the United States that has persuaded both sides on Monday to show self-control.

On Monday, the French nation called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the fight that is going on currently in Afrin and a number of other parts of Syria. Britain stated that it would be looking for the ways of preventing any further escalation. But the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish nation is absolutely determined to press ahead and there is no chance of stepping back from Afrin. This statement was given by the Turkish president in a speech in the capital city of the country Ankara. He stated that they had discussed in detail with Russia and had an agreement with them. He also mentioned that they had discussed the matter with the United States and other coalition forces as well.

Moscow is a military ally of the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad which operates a major air base in Syria, has still not confirmed and has not given a green signal to the particular campaign which Syria has strongly protested against but at the same time did not appear to just act for preventing it as well. The spokesman of YPG fighters of Afrin, Birusk Hasaka, stated that there were clashes between Kurdish and Turkish backed forces on the third day of the operation and that shelling from the Turkish nation had hit civilian areas in the northeastern parts of Afrin.

January 16, 2022 - 19:09
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