Turkish army is surrounded in the city of Ras Al Ain
«The Turkish army is surrounded by the Syrian army in the border city of Ras al Ain, in north-east of Syria» — said a Syrian MP, Jansset Kazan. “There is a possibility that the Turkish army is located inside the city of Ras al-Ain. It will not last long — their army will retreat. The Turkish army is now surrounded by the Syrian army. Therefore, we are not afraid” — she responded to a question about whether Turkey will occupy the cities of Ras Al Ain and Tell Abyad completely. Jansset Kazan is certain that the entire territory of Syria will be under the control of the Syrian authorities. “There will be no Turks. Even if there will be Kurds — they will be within the framework of the Syrian state, under the protection of the Syrian army. In no case will we accept any occupation — neither Turkish, nor any other, after 9 years of war” — she explained. Earlier on Sunday, the Arab-Kurdish units of the »Syrian Democratic Forces» left the city of Ras al-Ain, after which the Turkish army occupied the city.
The NATO plans to develop a methodology for the military exercises, aimed to prepare the NATO troops for action in the context of a restricted and denied access to maneuvers that Russia can create. This was stated in the project of the NATO Scientific and Technical Organization, planned for 2019-2020. “It is likely that the Russian ability to restrict and deny the access to maneuvers in case of hostilities with the NATO countries will become a serious obstacle for the military operations of the NATO” — the project explains. Earlier, the NATO announced their concerns about serious threats due to the successful Russian electronic warfare strategy.
The military exercises of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization “Unbreakable Brotherhood-2019” will start in Tajikistan on 21st of October — »RIA NEWS» reports with a reference to the press service of the Russian Central Military District. It was noted that the exercises will be held from 21st to 29th of October, in two stages. During the first stage, the rapid deployment troops of the Central Asian region will carry out a counter-terrorist operation aimed to destroy and block off the units of illegal armed groups. The military of Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan will take part in that stage. At the second stage, it is planned to carry out a peacekeeping operation in the Central Asian region of the collective security. Two more military contingents will join this stage — the servicemen from Armenia and Belarus.
4 Turkey — Syria
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that Turkey will resume the Operation »Source of Peace» in north of Syria if the Kurdish formations, which Ankara calls terroristic, won’t leave the security zone within 35 hours — Interfax reports. Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that the terrorists continue to act against Turkey, and Ankara carries out retaliatory attacks while trying to minimize the damage to the local population. The minister also blamed the US because earlier, back when Ankara and Washington negotiated the creation of a security zone east of the Euphrates River, the US continued to supply arms to the Kurdish »People’s Self-Defense Forces». «They tried to create a terrorist state near the southern Turkish border. Ankara ruined those plans» — Mevlut Cavusoglu concluded.