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Afrin surrendered without resistance: the Kurds fled, tail between their legs

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On March 18, pro-Turkish militant forces supported by the Turkish Armed Forces entered the administrative center of northwestern Syria, almost without a fight. Kurdish units knowingly left town. Together with them, thousands of civilians fled to the territory controlled by the Syrian authorities. It is reported that pro-Turkish militants who entered Afrin massacred people and also engaged in looting and marauding.


According to Turkish media, in the enclave the Turks managed to seize a multitude of anti-tank missile systems of both US and Russian origin.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that his country intends to restore the captured city, rebuild the infrastructure, after which the Turkish army will leave it. Experts, however, doubt the sincerity of Erdogan's words.

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  1. Vard
    Vard 20 March 2018 11: 38
    +2
    Turks piled the Kurds ... And how they boasted ... The enemy will not pass ...
    1. Vend
      Vend 20 March 2018 11: 48
      +6
      Quote: Vard
      Turks piled the Kurds ... And how they boasted ... The enemy will not pass ...

      Well, if the Kurds left themselves, then something else is visible there.
      1. Vard
        Vard 20 March 2018 11: 51
        +3
        Who knows ... what they did not like ... on the other hand, the Turks seemed to boast that they surrounded ... Kurds ... And they took and left ...
        1. Vend
          Vend 20 March 2018 11: 57
          0
          Quote: Vard
          Who knows ... what they did not like ... on the other hand, the Turks seemed to boast that they surrounded ... Kurds ... And they took and left ...

          Everything is strange. I think we will soon find out why there was such a move.
          1. Ramzay121
            Ramzay121 21 March 2018 12: 05
            +2
            Yes, of course, it was a brilliant strategic escape, without looking back. And the fact that they left all the ammunition transferred to them by the amerkos generally leads to a multi-path))) It's simple, nobody will be able to resist the Turkish special forces.
      2. Simple
        Simple 20 March 2018 11: 58
        +4
        Quote: Wend
        Well, if the Kurds left themselves, then something else is visible there.


        Saved the city and civilians.
        It’s bursting with the Turks now that they took an almost undamaged city, modestly silent that the Kurds simply left.
        1. AntiFREEZ
          AntiFREEZ 20 March 2018 12: 29
          +1
          Quote: Simple
          Saved the city and civilians.

          laughing fool Have you read the article?
          ... the pro-Turkish militants who entered Afrin staged a massacre of the population, and also engaged in robberies and looting.
          1. Simple
            Simple 20 March 2018 14: 07
            +2
            On the fences, too, a lot of things are written. ...

            Of course, no looters can do without looters.
            But this is particular and not the rule.
          2. Ramzay121
            Ramzay121 21 March 2018 12: 07
            +2
            Who wrote that, it’s a lie. On the contrary, civilians happily met them
            1. Vend
              Vend 21 March 2018 12: 50
              0
              Quote: Ramzay121
              Who wrote that, it’s a lie. On the contrary, civilians happily met them

              The link please confirm your words.
              1. Ramzay121
                Ramzay121 21 March 2018 14: 52
                +1
                Browse the Turkish media, enough information. And on TV along the way they showed a lot.
                1. Vend
                  Vend 21 March 2018 14: 58
                  0
                  Quote: Ramzay121
                  Browse the Turkish media, enough information. And on TV along the way they showed a lot.

                  Turkish media? Is there anything more objective?
                  1. Ramzay121
                    Ramzay121 21 March 2018 15: 29
                    +1
                    And what you call objective, they illuminate everything from the point of view of their benefit. You’ll find it more objective in this matter in Turkish media, although of course they are also interested. And then a lie from the truth is easy to distinguish if you understand the situation and in the region.
                    1. Vend
                      Vend 21 March 2018 15: 38
                      0
                      Quote: Ramzay121
                      And what you call objective, they illuminate everything from the point of view of their benefit.

                      Any media not participating in the conflict.
                      1. Ramzay121
                        Ramzay121 22 March 2018 10: 58
                        +2
                        where do they get the info from, if they don’t participate and are not present there. If not involved, then this does not mean that non-interested parties
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 20 March 2018 13: 50
      +2
      Quote: Vard
      Turks piled the Kurds ... And how they boasted ... The enemy will not pass ...

      Anything can happen ... And Kutuzov surrendered Moscow .... What did he say then? "The main thing is to save the army ..."
      1. alex-cn
        alex-cn 20 March 2018 16: 09
        +1
        Well, they left ... now somewhere around the back and side they will bite the Turks ... just the militia is well aware that it is not within his power to directly fight the army.
    3. iouris
      iouris April 4 2018 23: 37
      0
      Firstly, the Turks are a regular army, the army of a NATO member state. Secondly, this is the tragedy of the divided Kurdish people, who became hostage to the situation that arose as a result of the policy of the colonial states, the dissolution of the USSR, followed by the destruction of states in B. Vostok.
      So citizens belonging to the largest divided people need to be restrained in the comments and, just in case, try on the situation ourselves.
  2. dog breeder
    dog breeder 20 March 2018 11: 48
    +4
    Where is Nikki Haley's outrage at the UN?
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 20 March 2018 12: 04
    +1
    Turkish President Recep Erdogan said his country intends to restore the captured city, rebuild infrastructure, after which the Turkish army will leave it. Experts, however, doubt the sincerity of Erdogan's words.
    Of course, it’s not going to leave anywhere, of course, and in this light, the experts need to reveal the further military plans of the Turks, because a stop in Afrin is not the ultimate goal, but only a respite before a new throw, to whom? Erdogan is not going to dissolve anti-Assad groups. The United States will have mutual concessions from each other and forward, "liberate Syria."
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 20 March 2018 13: 58
      +2
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Will not go anywhere

      Of course .... Excuses will be used: they didn’t deliver the concrete on time ... the funding for this quarter was over .... migrant workers celebrating Navruz left home ....
    2. kan123
      kan123 20 March 2018 23: 14
      +1
      they have no plans - the Turks = stupid, like all shepherds. They got the Fuhrer - Turkey is a parody of Europe - they all just laugh with them. They can’t add brains, these Kazakhs of Europe have nowhere to take. If you were born without brains, then this is for a long time.
      1. dima9990
        dima9990 21 March 2018 08: 26
        +1
        You probably skipped the lessons of history? Or have not yet reached the Ottoman Empire at a school course.
      2. Ramzay121
        Ramzay121 21 March 2018 12: 08
        +3
        if they are shepherds, then who are you in that case) guess three times
  4. Romka47
    Romka47 20 March 2018 12: 24
    +4
    We rebuild and leave. rzhunemagu, for whom is it designed ??? laughing
    1. Simple
      Simple 20 March 2018 14: 16
      +2
      Why so unusual in the statement?

      Officially cleaned up from the terrorists. Now it will restore order and leave the city loyal to the authorities of Turkey.
      Everything is quite democratic.
  5. Dym71
    Dym71 20 March 2018 12: 58
    0
    Our Azerbaijani comrades wrote as follows on March 13th:
    Quote: Homeland
    At least the Turkish troops in the cleared territories do not hoist their flag.

    Quote: TUFAN
    in no administrative center and in any administrative building did the Turks hoist a banner.

    I'd love to see their comments under this news winked
  6. Yak28
    Yak28 20 March 2018 18: 15
    +1
    Anyway, Kurds are nothing compared to the regular Turkish army.
    "Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said his country intends to rebuild the captured city, rebuild infrastructure, after which the Turkish army will leave it." This is a complete lie, only the USSR and then Russia were engaged in such charity to their detriment.
  7. russia2016
    russia2016 20 March 2018 22: 18
    +2
    The clash between Russia and Turkey in Syria, a matter of the near future, Russia needs to keep an eye on it, Turkey is a wolf in sheep's clothing, those creatures will betray as soon as possible. They will never leave Syria, let them tell these stories to anyone for a long time, Ertogan does not hide that his main goal is to destroy the Kurds and throw off the dictator Assad and all those who indulge him, a hint is visible to Russia, but Putin is visible not familiar, he gives the Turks missiles and builds nuclear plants for free
    1. Ramzay121
      Ramzay121 21 March 2018 12: 13
      +2
      russu2016-today you fulfilled your plan, unsubscribed, scolded the Turks, tried to set the Turks against the Russians, well, now rest.
  8. Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 20 March 2018 23: 57
    +2
    Pro-Turkish militants entering Afrin reportedly massacre

    I’m wondering where it comes from? And also, for example, the Turks engaged in cannibalism and human sacrifice. am Why not write? Paper can stand it. There is a line that separates a solid, self-respecting publication from the yellow press. Gentlemen are good, but the confirmation is to this your statement or your sources are YPG / PKK. so gloriously, but somewhat hastily (having promised to return) who left the city? Damantsev somehow breathed)) In short, are there proofs? I believe that the photo and video materials will definitely not be. I'm talking about the "massacre" (now Damantsev and imitators, beingware of genocide, do not write, take it easy, they say ... Are there evidence of neutral sources or human rights defenders? Or did YPD / PKK swear by her mother on the run?
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  9. Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 21 March 2018 00: 09
    +1
    Quote: russia2016
    The clash between Russia and Turkey in Syria, a matter of the near future, Russia needs to keep an eye on it, Turkey is a wolf in sheep's clothing, those creatures will betray as soon as possible. They will never leave Syria, let them tell these stories to anyone for a long time, Ertogan does not hide that his main goal is to destroy the Kurds and throw off the dictator Assad and all those who indulge him, a hint is visible to Russia, but Putin is visible not familiar, he gives the Turks missiles and builds nuclear plants for free

    russia2016 At an attempt to denounce to the beholder in the zone, or whatever, the godfather, it seems wink
    Are you all dreaming of a Russian-Turkish war there in Greece?))
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  12. mudozvon
    mudozvon 21 March 2018 11: 55
    +2
    It seems that the Kurds are not worthy to STILL have their own independent state? --------- I was MUCH MUCH better opinion about them!
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  14. Vend
    Vend 22 March 2018 11: 34
    0
    Quote: Ramzay121
    where do they get the info from, if they don’t participate and are not present there. If not involved, then this does not mean that non-interested parties

    This is demagoguery. You can read the opposition Russian media, at least RBC. There is not a word about the joyful meeting of the inhabitants of the Turkish troops.
  15. Scorpio05
    Scorpio05 22 March 2018 18: 52
    0
    Quote: Wend
    Quote: Ramzay121
    where do they get the info from, if they don’t participate and are not present there. If not involved, then this does not mean that non-interested parties

    This is demagoguery. You can read the opposition Russian media, at least RBC. There is not a word about the joyful meeting of the inhabitants of the Turkish troops.



    Afrians handed over to the Turkish armed forces 18 militias whom Ankara considers to be terrorists, Anadolu reports March 21.


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  16. u1977020556
    u1977020556 April 8 2018 00: 52
    +1
    Turks have always been enemies of Russia, Turks could never be trusted ... and they could never be believed. The only thing you need to expect from them is betrayal. What they can, they will take away by force that they can not get by betrayal. They do not need to betray Syria - they are already “liberating” it, but Russia ... they will have to betray. Do not relax ... or our guys died in vain. Turks - this is the largest gathering of terrorists in Syria.
  17. Protoreus
    Protoreus April 18 2018 08: 12
    0
    Judging by the logic of events, this is a joint operation of the Turks and the United States, under the linden cover of contradictions between them. The Kurds were ordered, they answered - yes!