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Tango0128 Jun 2017 10:09 p.m. PST

…militants in Iraq

"Turkish forces retaliated with an artillery barrage overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after the group's fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the military said on Wednesday.

It said Turkish warplanes separately struck Kurdish militants in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing seven fighters from the PKK group which Ankara says is closely linked to the YPG.

The strikes came after Turkey's defense minister warned that Ankara would retaliate against any threatening moves by the YPG and after reports that Turkey was reinforcing its military presence in northern Syria…"
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USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

Who are the "Turkey-backed forces"? ISIS??

28mm Fanatik29 Jun 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

So an American warplane (F-18 Superhornet) shot down a Syrian SU-22 for bombing IS targets because it strayed too close to Kurdish units but gave Turkey free rein to actually bomb the Kurds? Uh huh.

zoneofcontrol29 Jun 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

The linked article does not address anyone's actions or statements other than Turkey and YPG. Not sure where the "double standard" statement comes from.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

USAFPilot: "Who are the "Turkey-backed forces"? ISIS??"

You cracked me up. But you are so spot on!


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