MESOP : QUIZ QUESTION! WHO UNDERSTANDS OBAMA’S POLICY IN SYRIA – A TOTAL DOWN & UNDER & DOWN – & UNDER AGAIN
Turkish special forces, aided by American military advisers, U.S. drones and Turkish artillery units, moved into northern Syria before dawn as part of the coordinated campaign to push Islamic State out of a strategic town on the Euphrates River, officials said.
- ERDOGAN STATEMENT : The operation is targeting ISIL and Syrian Kurdish fighters in northern Syria to end attacks on Turkey’s border. At 4:00 this morning, operations started in the north of Syria against terror groups which constantly threaten our country, like Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ISIL] and the PYD [ the Syrian Kurdish group]. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/turkish-tanks-enter-syria-clear-isil-jarablus-160824082508482.html
- SALIH MUSLIM (PYD) & FRIEND OF THE UNITED STATES STATEMENT
“Turkey will be defeated in the Syrian quagmire, just like ISIS,” Saleh Muslim wrote on Twitter as Turkish officials heralded the start of the country’s widely-anticipated cross border action.
“I think they will [suffer] heavy losses, [the decision] to enter this war was in their hands, [but getting out of it] won’t be,” the ANHA news agency—which is close to Muslim’s party—quoted him as saying in a follow-up report – https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/NewsReports/567299-syria-kurdish-leader-warns-turkey
- FREE SYRIAN ARMY STATEMENT ON EVENTS
An official in the Free Syrian Army-affiliated Mutassim Brigade on Tuesday night told the pro-rebel Enab Baladi outlet that rebels would soon cross the Turkish border into Jarablus. “The coming days will witness fierce battles against ISIS, and Jarablus will return to the bosom of the revolution once again,” Mustafa Sejari, the head of the faction’s political office, vowed. https://www.facebook.com/EnabBaladi.English