Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Syria: Pro-Assad forces arrive in Afrin

(Afrin)  Syrian government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, which in turn provoked  an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area with an artillery strike.  The convoy of pro-Syrian government fighters in pickup trucks mounted with heavy weapons entered Afrin, where Turkey has been conducting a month-long military operation. Whilst the Kurds have done extremely well in keeping the Turkish advance to under 10km.

Key: Blue= Turkish advance. Dark Green =Turkish proxies. Red= Syrian. Light Green=Kurds. Pink= contested.
After a month of fighting and thus militarily aren’t in acute need of more soldiers, the moral support from Assad and the extra weaponry (As in anti-Aircraft missiles) send a huge  message to Anakara that they may have bitten off more than they can chew here. And let’s be serious, as soon as the Turkish body count starts to climb, Turkish Publish support will waiver.