Turkey has launched ground and air operations against Kurdish in Syria, killing 16 Syrian Kurdish militants during Turkish bombing.
According to foreign media, Turkey has bombed 181 Kurdish (Militia bases) in the Syrian north eastern border town of Ras al Ain, during which reports of the death of 16 Kurdish militia members were reported.
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkish forces clash in border area.
Large numbers of civilians are evacuating from the area after the Turkish forces attacked and locals are heading to safer places.
On Wednesday, the Turkish army and its allied Syrian rebels began advancing to the eastern areas of the Euphrates after the Turkish president announced to launch a military operation and was occupied by the Kurdish organization People’s Protection Units (YPG). Battles began in Tel Aviv area.
Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, says his forces have repelled the ground attack and Turkey has not made any progress so far.
Besides the US warning Turkey has launched the attacks to Syrian Kurds. Trump has taken his support back from Kurds and said “in Second world wars Kurds also didn’t support US”. Trump was being criticised on being quiet on the matter.
Yesterday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced in his tweet that a military operation called ‘Peace Spring’ against Kurdish rebels will be started.
He said the purpose of the peace spring operation was to eliminate the terrorists in northern Syria and to establish peace in the region, which would lead to the establishment of a safe zone so that Syrian refugees could be resettled in their homes.
After Turkey’s decision to launch an operation against Kurdish militias in Syria, the United States announced its withdrawal from Syria’s Turkish border, accusing Kurdish militants of “stabbing them in the back”.