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Kurdish self-defense units engage in heavy fighting with Jebhat al-Nusra militants in northwestern Syria

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With the new force, battles broke out in the Syrian province of Aleppo. Syrian sources report that Kurdish militias, together with a representative of other groups that have signed an agreement on jointly countering terrorism, are attacking the positions of Dzhebhat al-Nusra militants in the area of ​​Azaz (Azaz), about 7-8 km from borders with Turkey. It should be noted that the territory in the area of ​​Azaz and other border settlements repeatedly passed from hand to hand.


Kurdish self-defense units engage in heavy fighting with Jebhat al-Nusra militants in northwestern Syria


A few days ago, the militants "Dzhebhat en Nusra", as is known, who enjoy Turkish support, tried to attack the positions of the Kurdish armed formations in the said area. In addition to "Dzhebhat al-Nusra" in the north-west of Syria, terrorists from the Ahrar al-Sham group continue to operate, declaring their unwillingness to support the ceasefire and move on to the negotiation process.

Kurdish self-defense units are fighting Ahrar al-Sham and Dzhebhat an-Nusra against terrorists in areas of Aleppo province that the Kurds had earlier declared to be the Kurdish federal district of Syria.

The fighters of the "Al-Nusra Front" entrenched in one of the Azaz districts and are trying to restrain the onslaught of Kurdish militias. The fighting, as reported by Syrian military sources, is currently taking place with varying success. The final success of the Kurdish troops depends on how strong the support of the Dzhebhat al-Nusra militants from Turkey will be in this situation. After all, in fact, it was the artillery strikes from Turkey to the north of Syria that allowed the "al-Nusra" again to take possession of certain territories adjacent to the border from the Syrian side.

If the Kurds succeed in defeating the terrorist groups in the Azaz area, this will allow them to take control of the most important section of the Syrian-Turkish border and block the traffic of Turkish aid to the militants.
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  1. ALEXX.
    ALEXX. 30 March 2016 16: 50
    +13
    Kurds know their business at home.
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 30 March 2016 16: 54
      +25
      For some reason, there is no report that the Russian Air Force aviation supports the Kurds from the air.
      I would like to hear that.
      Success and military good luck to the Kurds.
      1. OlegLex
        OlegLex 30 March 2016 17: 52
        +8
        Until the Kurds agree with Assad, they will not see our support, and for this they too, like the Turks, must understand that we won’t give Syria.
      2. Homo
        Homo 30 March 2016 20: 35
        +1
        Quote: Michael67
        For some reason, there is no report that the Russian Air Force aviation supports the Kurds from the air.
        I would like to hear that.

        The Kurds went into conflict with Assad, the constitution of Syria, so ours will not support.
    2. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 30 March 2016 16: 55
      +5
      Kick this disgusting Turcoids back, it's their lair! Let them relax in the Turkish resorts, patrol the coast on bananas. stop
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 30 March 2016 16: 58
      +15
      Kurdish self-defense units are fighting against the Ahrar al-Sham and Jebhat al-Nusra terrorists in those areas of Aleppo province,

      And our VKS and the Syrian army can help the Kurds? After all, if they take Azaz, it’s not so sweet for the barmaleas, and the Erdogash family can also have oil and weapons business.
    4. Dreiko11
      Dreiko11 31 March 2016 04: 08
      0
      the Kurds are great, but Turkey helps the militants in every possible way both in manpower and in weapons and not only Turkey helps, with the tacit consent of the United States
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 30 March 2016 16: 51
    +10
    "The final success of the Kurdish units depends on how strong the Syrian support for the Jabhat al-Nusra militants will be in this situation."

    Probably, after all, Turkey.
    1. Grbear
      Grbear 30 March 2016 18: 21
      +1
      in the note yet
      block off traffic Turkish aid to the militants.
  3. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 30 March 2016 16: 52
    +9
    Turks on any already artillery on Kurds direct reptiles. Surely Turkish spotters are present in Jabhat al-Nusra.
  4. Oldwiser
    Oldwiser 30 March 2016 16: 55
    +6
    Since al-Sham announced that they would not join the "negotiation process," then the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian Arab Army and the Kurdish militia can calmly consider them to be complete analogues of IS and Al-Nusra - with all that it implies. But there is simply a need to respond to the work of the Turkish artillery, which simply supports the aforementioned terrorists. In this regard, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation should consider the issue of supplying the Kurds with appropriate weapons systems, since our sworn partners from the mattress with their puppet "coalition" do not do this.
  5. Uncle VasyaSayapin
    Uncle VasyaSayapin 30 March 2016 17: 01
    +4
    Now Nusra will finish off and begin hostilities in Turkey. The United States is already exporting its citizens. The US will finance them, and ours will arm them.
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 30 March 2016 17: 04
      +6
      Your words, to God’s ears.
      I wish it were so.
      And so Istanbul was renamed to Tsar grad.
    2. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 30 March 2016 17: 08
      +7
      Gyyyy, nothing changes in this world, the Turks will beat, and run away, just in case, as always the Americans, tradition, however! yes
    3. avt
      avt 30 March 2016 17: 14
      0
      Quote: Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Now Nusra will finish off and begin hostilities in Turkey. The United States is already exporting its citizens. The US will finance them, and ours will arm them.

      They will start when the passes open and from Iraq, first of all, naturally Ajalan’s, not Borzanists. On the Syrian side, it is densely blocked by hull 2 ​​by the field army of the Turks and entrenched spirits.
  6. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 30 March 2016 17: 08
    +6
    But Kurds for the Arabs of Syria are a future headache and it does not matter to Assad or his enemies. But the Kurds seem to no longer want to live under Arab rule.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 30 March 2016 17: 31
      +4
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      But Kurds for the Arabs of Syria are a future headache and it does not matter to Assad or his enemies.

      Why future? Syrians have always had problems with Kurds (however, not only with them). The same Barzani in the 60s, the Syrians crushed along with the Iraqis.
      It's just that now the Kurds are considered "the lesser evil" and "temporarily allied" for official Damascus.

      Kurds will nevertheless become the biggest problem for Turkey. Especially if the Kurdish Federal District of Syria de facto becomes a Syrian Kurdish state (as in Iraq). Then only Turkish Kurds will remain without official land.
      1. cap
        cap 30 March 2016 17: 55
        +1
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Kurds will nevertheless become the biggest problem for Turkey. Especially if the Kurdish Federal District of Syria de facto becomes a Syrian Kurdish state (as in Iraq). Then only Turkish Kurds will remain without official land.


        Then only Turkish Kurds will remain without official land.
        It seems to me or not time will tell, but the appearance on Syrian soil of at least some semblance of Kurdish autonomy will greatly complicate the life of the Turkish official authorities, while Erdogan will lead Turkey or not, the issue is already secondary.
      2. andj61
        andj61 30 March 2016 20: 09
        -1
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Kurds will nevertheless become the biggest problem for Turkey. Especially if the Kurdish Federal District of Syria de facto becomes a Syrian Kurdish state (as in Iraq). Then only Turkish Kurds will remain without official land.

        Many more Kurds live in Iran. And if - suppose - purely hypothetically - that a single Kurdish state is created, then it will consist of the territories of present Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran. Moreover, in Turkey, many Kurds live on the territory of historical Armenia, where the Armenians themselves were either genocidal at the beginning of the 20th century, or evicted, or they themselves fled from the Turks.
    2. avt
      avt 30 March 2016 19: 34
      0
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      But Kurds for the Arabs of Syria are a future headache and it does not matter to Assad or his enemies. But the Kurds seem to no longer want to live under Arab rule.

      You’ll laugh, but they are a headache to each other, well, the Borzanists to the Adzhalanovites and vice versa.
  7. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 30 March 2016 17: 16
    +3
    Quote: Michael67
    For some reason, there is no report that the Russian Air Force aviation supports the Kurds from the air.

    So the question baffles me, moreover, for some reason, even the Syrian Air Force does not work there. Our helicopter pilots could work. Perhaps there are some reasons that we are not given to know about. Shake it - see.
    1. Kent0001
      Kent0001 30 March 2016 17: 45
      +1
      Just Kurdish formations are not legally an army of the SAR. Therefore, our aviation does not work there. If at least one unit of the SAR army (at least a battalion) takes part in the battles, then our aviation will work.
  8. Holsten
    Holsten 30 March 2016 17: 42
    +7
    The Kurds need material support from Russia, but Russia also benefits from a confrontation between the Kurds and Turkey to distract from its plans in the Crimea and the Caucasus. After Turkey began to supply Ukraine with offensive weapons, any doubts about the expediency and legitimacy of arming the Kurds against Turkey should disappear.