Saturday, February 13, 2016

Turks are shelling our Kurdish allies in Syria.

Thanks to Entulling for the link!

via Middle East Eye.
Turkish forces were on Saturday reported to have shelled an airbase in northwestern Syria seized earlier this week by Kurdish forces from the Nusra Front.
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said that the Menagh military air base, about six kilometres south of the town of Azaz in Syria’s north-western province of Aleppo, had been targeted by Turkish artillery forces.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, although local news sites said ambulances had been seen heading for the scene.
عاجل: المدفعية التركيا تقصف مواقع قوات الحماية الكوردية بمطار منغ العسكري.
— pyd rojava (@pyd_rojava) February 13, 2016

Translation: Breaking - Turkish artillery forces shell YPG site at the Menagh military airbase
The YPG seized the base from Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria which has been fighting alongside other rebel groups in northern Syria, on 10 February, following Russian air strikes in the area in support of pro-government Syrian forces.
So let me see if I have this straight.  The Russians conducted airstrikes against Nusra Front that we also view as an enemy.  The Kurds that we view as a friend took the opportunity to seize the base from the Nusra Front, which in essence means that the Russians provided air support to the Kurds, which are our friend.

Meanwhile, Turkey, who is also supposed to be our friend, shelled the Kurds, that are our friend.

But to add the last piece of this batshit crazy story/policy together we need to add that the Kurds, which are our friend, was fighting beside Nusra Front which is our enemy, against Assad which is our enemy but in the end, Russia/Assad, helped our friend the Kurds and then our supposed friend the Turks tried to kill them.


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