Turkey Has Informed NATO That Turkish Forces Are About To Launch Military Operations Against Kurdish Forces In The Syrian Region Of Afrin

Zero Hedge: Turkey Notifies NATO Of Imminent Massive Invasion Of Syria To Fight Kurds

Turkey is poised for an imminent massive ground invasion of Northern Syria to quash Kurdish militia groups currently holding Afrin near the Turkish border. Multiple regional outlets have reported a build-up of forces that could constitute the largest external intervening force thus far in the entirety of the Syrian war.

According to Middle East based Al-Sura News, Turkey's military build-up currently underway includes special forces troops, Army units, Turkish-backed Syrian Rebels and Turkey's air force. The Kurdish YPG/J (People's Protection Units) has held Afrin since the Syrian government withdrew from the area in 2012, which constitutes the western-most part of the self-declared Rojava autonomous Kurdish zone.

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WNU Editor: The U.S. has distanced itself away from the Kurds in the Afrin region of Syria where Turkish forces are now concentrating .... I call this a green light for the Turks to attack. But if Turkey does launch a military operation into Syria, it's biggest problem will not be with the U.S., but with Russia .... Afrin offensive could risk Turkey’s relations with Russia (Arab News).

More News On Reports That Turkey Is About To Launch Military Operations Against Kurdish Forces In The Syrian Region Of Afrin

Huge Turkish Army convoy enters Syria to combat Kurdish forces in Afrin -- AMN
Turkey's Erdogan tells NATO will take all precautions for national security: sources -- Reuters
Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin to be supported by rebels -- Reuters
Possible Afrin operation to be conducted with Syrian opposition groups: Erdoğan -- Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG -- Al Jazeera
Afrin Analysis: How the Imminent Turkish Invasion Could Play Out -- NRT

Hat tip to Steven for a heads-up to this story.

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