Turkey continues the military operation in Syria
1 Turkey — Syria
The Turkish ground forces, supported by the fighters of the oppositional »Syrian National Army», have launched ground operations in the border areas in north-east of Syria. According to the Syrian mass media — they attacked the border city of Tell Abyad in the north of Raqqa, as well as the city of Ras al Ain in the province of Hasek, which was controlled by the Kurds. »Al Hadath» TV channel reported that the Turkish artillery began shelling the city of Kobani on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, 150 km north-east from Aleppo. According to the plan of the operation, the main goal of the Turkish armed forces is to create a terrorists-free zone. The zone will be 480 kilometers long and 32 kilometers deep, from the Euphrates River to the Iraqi border. The zone will allow Turkey to control the situation on the entire strip of the border territory from the Euphrates to the Mediterranean Sea. According to the Western mass media — at least 11 civilians have already died in the fighting.
2. the USA
The former US Vice President Joseph Biden supported the launch of an impeachment against President Donald Trump. “Donald Trump violated his oath, betrayed the nation, and committed acts that entailed impeachment. You know what I mean — the preservation of the Constitution, our democracy. Our core values. He must be impeached” — Joseph Biden announced during his speech in New Hampshire — TASS reports while citing the CNN. Joseph Biden is considered to be one of the main competitors of Donald Trump in the presidential election in November 2020.
3 Turkey — Syria
The Turkish President Erdogan announced that Ankara has the right to conduct the cross-border operation «Source of Peace» in Syria thanks to an agreement signed by the two governments in the city of Adana back in 1998 — TASS reports. “According to that agreement — if the Assad government doesn’t take measures against the Kurdistan Workers Party — our military has the right to prosecute terrorists in Syria” — Erdogan explained during an interview to the »Yeni Safak» newspaper. He also commented on Donald Trump’s statements about his readiness to “destroy the Turkish economy” if Ankara begins to destroy the Kurds in north of Syria. According to him — such statements are made in order to prevent the tension in certain circles. The fact that the US have pulled their troops away from the areas of Turkish planned military operation shows that the US won’t oppose Ankara.
4 Turkey — Syria
The Turkish Ministry of Defense reported that the operation «Source of Peace» in the north of Syria is successful so far — it goes in accordance with the command plan, both in air and on land — the Anadolu News Agency reported. Their report said that the Turkish military managed to establish control over a number of priority targets on the Syrian territory. The Turkish troops entered the Syrian city of Tell Abyad on the border with Turkey, and launched an assault on the city of Ras al-Ain in the province of Hasek. The attacks on the city of Kamyshly and the nearby villages were resumed. The Kurdish sources reported that »Syrian Democratic Forces» successfully repel the Turkish offensive east of Ras al Ain. According to them, during the fighting near the city, 14 Turkish soldiers were killed.