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Turkish army closed the ring around Afrin

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The Turkish Armed Forces General Staff reports that units of the Turkish armed forces advancing on the Syrian Afrin from the western and eastern directions have joined to the north of the city


Turkish army closed the ring around Afrin


Our units, advancing to Afrin from the west and east, united north of the city
- it is spoken in the message of the Turkish military department

According to Anadolu, the Turkish army and the forces of the Syrian opposition working together with it took control of 12 villages, blocking the road between the regional center of Mabatly and the city of Afrin.

As Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said earlier, it is estimated that around 8-10 thousands of Kurdish militants are stationed in Afrin.

The operations involved F-16 aircraft of the Turkish Air Force, which inflict airstrikes on Kurdish positions on the Syrian-Turkish border.

At the same time, self-government Afrina, in turn, accused the Turkish side of launching artillery strikes against the city, which resulted in civilian casualties. In particular, it was reported on the application of air strikes on the hospital. Ankara denies all accusations.



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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 17 March 2018 19: 34
    +12
    Turks act methodically and consistently. Other players also consistently make statements. Indicative punishment of the Kurds continues.
    1. dorz
      dorz 17 March 2018 19: 39
      +1
      March 19, the Turks meet with the Americans in Syria, in the near future you can expect any turn.
      1. jovanni
        jovanni 17 March 2018 20: 37
        +2
        The plan of the Americans is being implemented little by little - Syria is unlikely to be reborn. Tearing it in pieces under our nose, and it is not known what we will get from this ...
      2. Simple
        Simple 17 March 2018 21: 26
        +1
        19 March Prince Harry of Wales marries.
        1. Logall
          Logall 17 March 2018 21: 40
          +7
          The simple one is this: we are discussing Syria here, its future fate, and he ... He remembered the Prince! A subject of Her Majesty? Is it from Peter? There will be no consulate!
          1. Simple
            Simple 17 March 2018 21: 54
            +1
            Quote: Logall
            here we are discussing Syria, its future fate, and he ... Prince remembered!


            Well, it is not known which is more important. ...
            1. Logall
              Logall 17 March 2018 23: 58
              +4
              The world may be on the verge of a world war. Much revolves around Syria. In addition: the Russian Armed Forces are in Syria, which is important for the Russians. Well, your news is important only for fans of the English, royal family, because it does not bring any changes in the world, and indeed in England itself.
              More important, probably only for you.
              1. Simple
                Simple 18 March 2018 12: 44
                +1
                Quote: Logall
                More important, probably only for you.


                laughing

                One can argue for anything, but there will be no war until March 19 inclusive - this is on the topic of the significance of the event.
      3. Ascetic
        Ascetic 17 March 2018 22: 22
        +6
        Quote: dorz
        March 19, the Turks meet with the Americans in Syria, in the near future you can expect any turn.

        Erdogan demanded that the United States withdraw all the forces of the YPG from the west bank of the Euphrates and especially from Manbij. This will be negotiated on March 19. And since the Turks are planning an operation against Iraqi Kurds in April, the United States does not have much time to solve the existing problem with Turkey, the United States does not have much time to solve the existing problem with Turkey
        1. Simple
          Simple 17 March 2018 22: 49
          +1
          Kurds will be poured. The most distinguished ones will be technically “asked” to move closer to Iran.
    2. RASKAT
      RASKAT 17 March 2018 19: 45
      +6
      This is not surprising, against the Kurdish militia a regular army, with artillery, aviation, reconnaissance and tanks. You can’t argue against this, the result is quite expected. In Iraq that year, several tanks and aircraft were enough for the Kurds to surrender Kirkuk, and here it is.
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 17 March 2018 22: 03
        +2
        Kurds have always fought - the Turks don’t need such a neighbor and Syria isn’t!
  2. Dormidont
    Dormidont 17 March 2018 19: 37
    +10
    Chess game: Kurds bet on usa and lose
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto 17 March 2018 19: 42
      +3
      Chess game: Kurds bet on usa and lose

      ahem, .... just playing .....
      If there is still a horse and a rook, the outcome may be unexpected.
      It depends on the balance of power on the table .....
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 17 March 2018 19: 48
        +15
        Quote: DEZINTO
        ... ahem ... just playing .....
        If there is still a horse and a rook, the outcome may be unexpected.
        It depends on the balance of power on the table ...

        Nikolay, take care of your strength, you will still be useful to us laughing
        1. Dezinto
          Dezinto 17 March 2018 19: 55
          +3
          Nikolay, take care of your strength

          Everything is fine, I am persistent, I can sit this way all night and not even forget all the necessary schemes and formulas. winked
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 17 March 2018 20: 04
            +9
            Quote: DEZINTO
            ... Everything is fine, I am persistent, I can sit this way all night and not even forget all the necessary schemes and formulas ...

            Well, thank God, it eased from my heart yes
          2. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I 18 March 2018 04: 24
            +2
            Quote: DEZINTO
            Everything is fine, I am persistent, I can sit this way all night and not even forget all the necessary schemes and formulas.

            "But then there was romance ... a snack ..." (Vitsin.f. "Can't be") wink
      2. Doliva63
        Doliva63 17 March 2018 19: 49
        +9
        Well, what if some horses are around? laughing
        Two horses, by the way, can also be surprised if you are lucky.
        1. evil partisan
          evil partisan 17 March 2018 19: 58
          +6
          Quote: Doliva63
          Two horses, by the way, can also be surprised if you are lucky.

          And HOW you can surprise your partner with a chess clock! yes Well, if you throw them accurately enough wink . Checked ... winked
          1. Dezinto
            Dezinto 17 March 2018 19: 59
            +1
            surprise your partner with a chess clock!

            Well this is not sports!
            1. Ascetic
              Ascetic 17 March 2018 22: 25
              +6
              Quote: DEZINTO
              Well this is not sports!

              Grandmaster Bender doesn’t think so, a radical way to end the game by mixing all the figures that the Americans in Syria also intend to cut the Gordian knot.
              1. poquello
                poquello 17 March 2018 23: 32
                +1
                Quote: Ascetic
                Quote: DEZINTO
                Well this is not sports!

                Grandmaster Bender doesn’t think so, a radical way to end the game by mixing all the figures that the Americans in Syria also intend to cut the Gordian knot.

                and for the chess bunny from "Well, wait a minute!" do not run into?
          2. bubalik
            bubalik 17 March 2018 20: 11
            +7
            And HOW you can surprise your partner with a chess clock!
            ,,, that's what happens if you play without hours belay
            1. Dezinto
              Dezinto 17 March 2018 20: 15
              +1
              that's what happens if you play without hours

              Well, a person wondered what’s happening here, .... I add even a minute like that .... sometimes it also hangs, .... there are many options!

              But to think about the state of the skeleton is, of course, too much, I’d never get his answer.
            2. iliitchitch
              iliitchitch 17 March 2018 20: 59
              +3
              Quote: bubalik
              ,,, that's what happens if you play without hours

              Actually, what was Comrade skeleton thinking so seriously about, judging by his position? How can this happen on the board wassat ?
              1. Dezinto
                Dezinto 17 March 2018 21: 22
                +2
                Well yes, well there ... apparently .... a black rook puts a check to the king, .... but at the same time the black king has a queen ..... or not a queen, ..... it's hard to see ... .I would also think for a long time ..... wassat
                Or there is a lady next to the king .... this can not be at all! request
              2. Simple
                Simple 17 March 2018 21: 35
                +2
                Quote: iliitch
                How can this happen on the board wassat ?

                Did he play with black? wassat
                1. iliitchitch
                  iliitchitch 17 March 2018 22: 18
                  +3
                  Quote: Simple
                  Did he play with black?

                  Analyzing the position, I came to the conclusion that someone stole two white rooks. But damn it, the position is still illogical! laughing drinks .
                  1. Simple
                    Simple 17 March 2018 22: 23
                    +1
                    Be afraid of illogical situations in chess games! drinks
                    1. iliitchitch
                      iliitchitch 17 March 2018 22: 44
                      +1
                      Quote: Simple

                      Be afraid of illogical situations in chess games!

                      Rooks back, checkmate in three moves, logic will triumph.
                      Although, with the rooks, it is not clear why blacks are still alive.
                      1. Simple
                        Simple 17 March 2018 22: 57
                        +1
                        Quote: iliitch
                        Rooks back, checkmate in three moves, logic will triumph.


                        Ish you! laughing
                        This is still chess, not fulfillment of desires.
                  2. bubalik
                    bubalik 17 March 2018 22: 41
                    +2
                    But damn it, the position is still illogical
                    ,,, where is the trump card ?! request wassat
                    1. iliitchitch
                      iliitchitch 17 March 2018 23: 23
                      0
                      Quote: bubalik
                      ,,, where is the trump card ?!

                      After the 4th dose of Baltika, under the bream, I remembered that trump is a trump card. They say they gave him a colonel wassat . However, it’s enough to play chess, we’ll move our visors in the “marriages” with the “X-rays”.
                      Either they will pile it uphill, or, well, damn it, a miserly thing with the "mistresses", the day of the backham would have happened. This is me, again, figuratively.
        2. Dezinto
          Dezinto 17 March 2018 20: 00
          +3
          Well, what if some horses are around?

          It doesn’t work out so that only one horse remains, there’s always a fucking pawn somewhere on the edge that spoils everything! laughing
          1. Doliva63
            Doliva63 17 March 2018 20: 22
            +6
            Are you playing chess exactly? drinks I don’t, but since visiting a school chess club I remember that a pawn is not a hindrance. drinks
            1. Dezinto
              Dezinto 17 March 2018 20: 25
              +3
              that a pawn is not a hindrance

              hi A pawn can be a very hindrance if it is in the right place at the end of the game ...
              But it still needs to be conveyed there, long and methodically ..... and not noticeably!

              (I hope everyone already understood that I'm not literally about chess, but about politics)
              But not for nothing these two very different concepts are compared.
              1. Doliva63
                Doliva63 17 March 2018 20: 45
                +5
                Yeah, any pawn, once at the right time in the right place can easily become a queen - chess and life are inextricable drinks An example is Putin. laughing His bodyguard is a governor in Tula. The future queen? And what? He trusted the body of Himself, did not fail. So the pawn is our everything drinks laughing
                1. BARKHAN
                  BARKHAN 17 March 2018 22: 59
                  +4
                  Quote: Doliva63
                  Yeah, any pawn, being at the right time in the right place can easily become a queen - chess and life are inextricable

                  If you rephrase the classic ... "any pipette dreams of becoming an enema" ...
                  How interesting is the discussion of the Turk Kurds ... Saturday however ...
        3. poquello
          poquello 17 March 2018 23: 29
          0
          Quote: Doliva63
          Well, what if some horses are around? laughing
          Two horses, by the way, can also be surprised if you are lucky.

          it’s possible to surprise with a pawn, but it’s not chess, it’s studies
        4. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 18 March 2018 00: 37
          +1
          Quote: Doliva63
          Well, what if some horses are around? laughing
          Two horses, by the way, can also be surprised if you are lucky.

          Yes, and pawns too, if they are pulled on the opposite side of the board !!! wassat wassat True, the Americans are constantly having some kind of problematic "pawns" !!! wink yes good good laughing laughing laughing
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 17 March 2018 21: 00
        +2
        Quote: DEZINTO
        Chess game: Kurds bet on usa and lose

        ahem, .... just playing .....
        If there is still a horse and a rook, the outcome may be unexpected. It depends on the balance of power on the table .....
        Logically, now there should be a voice from the UN about a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, which the United States will “pick up” and give birth to a resolution on a ceasefire so that the Kurds can keep the city under their control, catch their breath and get reinforcements. It was not necessary for them to get involved with mattresses, but it was necessary to accept the option of Kurdish autonomy within Syria. Now they are being spudded on all sides.
      4. Simple
        Simple 17 March 2018 21: 30
        0
        Quote: DEZINTO
        If there is still a horse and a boat ...


        With a horse more interesting. wink
    2. Korsar4
      Korsar4 17 March 2018 19: 49
      +1
      Only in chess are all the pieces on the board, and new ones rarely appear. And here can be any alignment.
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 17 March 2018 20: 02
        +7
        Quote: Korsar4
        ... And here can be any alignment ...

        Each side understands the layouts in its own way, the unified rules are destroyed and the game went either to Chapaya or to put a board on your ears request
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 17 March 2018 20: 08
          +1
          Here is a good example. And this is not chess.

          "We played ten games with Tal:
          In preference, point and billiards.
          Tal said: “This will not fail” (c).
      2. Doliva63
        Doliva63 17 March 2018 20: 33
        +6
        Who plays "those" chess, sees all the pieces. And options. And they play with that in mind. Another thing is that there are two problems - objective (which you can’t go around) and subjective (fidelity to assess the situation). And here collisions arise, which can lead to negative results. Putin is trying to take into account the interests of too many participants, so he minimizes it in order to minimize errors. Ilyich, it seems, called it defeatist tactics. In my heart I agree with him.
        1. Dezinto
          Dezinto 17 March 2018 20: 43
          +2
          Another thing is that there are two problems - objective (which you can’t go around) and subjective (fidelity to assess the situation). And here collisions arise,


          Well, that’s what all modern politics looks like.
          Damn ........ how did my life remind ..... a good picture. crying

      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 17 March 2018 21: 03
        +5
        Quote: Korsar4
        Only in chess are all the pieces on the board, and new ones rarely appear. And here can be any alignment.
        Here in the chess game the gain will be for those whose arguments are harder ...
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 17 March 2018 21: 18
          +1
          No. Who sets the rules of the game. And all 36 strategies to help you.
          1. akims
            akims 17 March 2018 23: 38
            +1
            Yes, on the contrary, who is more flexible, and who can change the rules of the game ...
  3. prosto_rgb
    prosto_rgb 17 March 2018 19: 39
    0
    not surprising
    everything went to this from the very beginning
  4. taiga2018
    taiga2018 17 March 2018 19: 40
    +3
    as the saying goes, feel the difference, judging by the hysterical reaction of the West, in East Ghouta there is a civilian population suffering from military operations, and in Afghanistan, judging by the lack of reaction, there are "none ..."
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 17 March 2018 20: 55
      +2
      Well, there is a period - THINGS THAT ARE NOT Nailed! WHAT IS NARROWED AND TAKE OUT! At night, the leaders fled the city.
    2. Simple
      Simple 17 March 2018 21: 45
      0
      Quote: taiga2018
      judging by the hysterical reaction of the West, in East Ghouta there is a civilian population suffering from hostilities, and in Afrien, judging by the lack of reaction, there are "none ..."


      Everything has its time.
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich 17 March 2018 19: 51
    +2
    Kurds Afrin jumped, now it's Manbij's turn. Looks like they are jumping here. negative
  6. Livonetc
    Livonetc 17 March 2018 20: 02
    +1
    Quote: dorz
    March 19, the Turks meet with the Americans in Syria, in the near future you can expect any turn.

    Nothing to expect
    Turks will not believe amers now.
    And they cannot miss the opportunity to fully iron the Kurds, and even to have Russia as their ally, but as their ally.
  7. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 17 March 2018 20: 03
    +1
    What kind of alignment can be, this is not chess, cheating is only welcome here. US surrenders Kurds, March 19 will not change anything
  8. Herculesic
    Herculesic 17 March 2018 20: 05
    +3
    Turkish allies -uzh Do not igil with Nusra? I wish, as it is not strange, it was precisely the Kurds that they drove the Turks to the Bosphorus at least!
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 17 March 2018 20: 35
      +4
      I also root for the Kurds. Since the days of the USSR. drinks
      1. Fedorov
        Fedorov 18 March 2018 06: 37
        0
        And I in the USSR did not know what they are laughing Only a continuous funeral and a classic on TV - Brezhnev, Chernenko, Andropov ..
        I was tying cartridges at my father, for which a star on my ass was imprinted from the front belt. Maybe that's why he became an officer.
  9. Fedorov
    Fedorov 17 March 2018 20: 23
    +1
    . Ankara denies all allegations against it.

    Pounding a wounded neighbor, a lot of honor? Although for Turkey, the Kurds are deadly.
    They have already forgotten about the oil tankers that the Russian aerospace forces pounded .. And they are. In the piggy bank of Erdogan and his little son.
    Here I don’t understand Putin at all. request Do you need a Turkish stream?
    1. Sauron80
      Sauron80 17 March 2018 20: 41
      +1
      Ours are wetting the bearded in Guta, the farther is wetting the Kurds - everyone is happy.
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    2. Simple
      Simple 17 March 2018 21: 48
      0
      Why not understand?
      A precedent is being created.
  10. demo
    demo 17 March 2018 20: 37
    +5
    There are no civilians in Afrin. There are Kurds and sympathizers for them.
    It is important for the Turks to eliminate both the first and second.
    For Assad, it is important to get an educated population.
    And most importantly - this is not the hands of the Syrian military.
    It all worked out.
    Americans stand by and smoke nervously.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 17 March 2018 20: 50
      +4
      Quote: demo
      Americans stand by and smoke nervously.

      Looks like no. A missile strike in support of the militants, and it is not yet clear how it will end.
  11. Simon
    Simon 17 March 2018 21: 43
    +1
    Quote: Dormidont
    Chess game: Kurds bet on usa and lose

    Yes, this is their biggest mistake! You can’t believe the Americans, they will surely deceive or set up!
  12. 72jora72
    72jora72 18 March 2018 02: 14
    0
    Not "IN", but the White Rook club is somehow ..................
  13. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 18 March 2018 03: 44
    0
    Afrin is surrounded from the north, east and west, they left the road to the south, cut down the Kurds, give a chance, without too much blood ...
  14. Yarik
    Yarik 18 March 2018 09: 17
    0
    And not a year has passed ... the Turks are still warriors.
  15. Roster
    Roster 18 March 2018 14: 37
    +2
    As always, friendship with the United States does not lead to good. The Kurds became another rag which they used and threw away. True, it is unlikely that Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States will draw the right conclusions from this.
  16. k_ply
    k_ply 18 March 2018 16: 15
    +2
    Well, the Turkish army ... Amer. Marines with an M198 howitzer in the photo?