Turkey vows to attack Kurdish enclave in Syria within 'days'

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Turkey's Land Forces to Carry Out 'Necessary Activities' in Syria on Sunday - PM
20.01.2018

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Turkish Prime Minsiter Binali Yildrim stated that nearly all targets had been destroyed with air strikes as part of the military operation in Syria's Afrin.

Turkey's Prime Minister said in a statement that land forces are expected to carry out "necessary operations" in Syria's Afrin on Sunday depending on developments in the region.

"Today our air force hit most of the designated targets. Tomorrow, depending on the circumstances, out ground forces will carry out the necessary work. They will move together with the Free Syria Army," Yildirim told reporters.

On January 20, Yildirim said that Turkish warplanes have bombed YPG, PYD targets in the Syrian city of Afrin. Responding to reporters' questions hours after Turkish armed forces kicked-off an operation against Kurdish forces, Yildirim said the military had destroyed nearly all targets it identified in the region with air strikes.

"Out of 113 designated targets of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Kurdish Syrian terrorist group, 108 have been destroyed as of 18:30 [15:30 GMT]. All the killed and wounded people, who have been sent to hospitals, are members of terrorist groups," the statement of the Turkish General Staff read.

The Syrian government has denounced the operation as a violation of the country's sovereignty, denying claims by Ankara that it has informed Damascus of this offensive.

"The Syrian Arab Republic decisively condemns Turkish aggression against the town of Afrin, which is an inseparable part of Syria," the statement said, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

Turkey has been threatening to launch an operation in Afrin since last week after the US announced it was going to start training a border security force composed of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), affiliated with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considered as a terrorist group.

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After 3 days after heavy airstrikes and shellig. First strategic areas conquered. 1 sergeant martyred , FSA martyres number unknown.
First airstrike was done with 72 jets and 100 % hit rate.

Most accurate map this night

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Watch the video, airstrike was direct hit with a Popeye misille and destroyed amain ammo storage fortifie cave system.


Foreign Stalinist terrorists on their was to Afrin from Hasaka


USA pact with terrorists :


Centcom General VOTEL to coordinate "humanitarian aid" together with McCurk in Kobane Turkish Border LOL


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Syrian Democratic Forces Down Turkish Chopper in Afrin - Reports
27.01.2018

The Syrian Democratic Forces have downed a Turkish helicopter in the Syrian city of Afrin, an SDF representative told Sputnik Saturday.

Earlier this day, the SDF reported that the group's militia had downed two Turkish reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the village of Adama, northern Syria.

Turkey has been conducting the Olive Branch operation in Syria's Afrin since January 20, after the US stated that it would train a border protection force comprising the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), affiliated with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group.

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Syrian Democratic Forces Down Turkish Chopper in Afrin - Reports
27.01.2018

The Syrian Democratic Forces have downed a Turkish helicopter in the Syrian city of Afrin, an SDF representative told Sputnik Saturday.

Earlier this day, the SDF reported that the group's militia had downed two Turkish reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the village of Adama, northern Syria.

Turkey has been conducting the Olive Branch operation in Syria's Afrin since January 20, after the US stated that it would train a border protection force comprising the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), affiliated with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group.

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201801271061119829-syria-afrin-sdf-kurds/
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It seems like Turkey has failed to calculate this move. We have been hearing some stories of things gone wrong and civlians paying the price of the military operation. The exact thing some Turkish people said about Saudi led coalition op in Yemen and finger is now pointing backward.
 

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All is proceeding as planned. Up to now 712 YPG/PKK terrorist elements were eliminated, important fortifications destroyed some roads cleaned from mines and IEDs. The reason to slow down the operation was severe weather condition in the first week. Turkish Army suffered 5 martyrs ( 1 civil truck driver), FSA 21 martyrs. The CAS with combat planes and helicopters is very effective. We can expect that end of this week some smaller urban combat operations in Raco and Cinderes will begin. YPG/PKK elements and foreign fighters withdraw to Afrin City and prepare there for a final show down and urban combat. This will happen end of February. Battle hardened and experienced Gendarmerie and Police Special Forces from Turkey , who gathered experience in Southeast Turkey especially in Cizre and Diyarbakir will participate to support Armed Forces Elite Maroons and Marines. The cleaned areas are delivered to FSA and FSA Police and FSA Special Forces from Cerablus and other units trained in Turkey. You can identify them easy , they wear green,
red (FSA Special Forces) and blue berets.

There is no kick and rush as it happened in operation ES. Primary aim is to minimize losses and avoid civilian collateral damage.

Thats the strategy

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Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria

The Associated Press, Istanbul
Saturday, 10 February 2018

Turkey’s president has announced that a Turkish military helicopter has been “downed” in northern Syria during Ankara’s offensive on Syrian Kurdish militia there.

Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t mention by name the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units or YPG but said those responsible will pay for it. The Turkish military has not made a statement.

A spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali, confirmed his fighters downed the chopper in Raju, northwest Afrin.

Turkey launched a military offensive on January 20 to uproot the YPG from Afrin. Turkey considers the group an extension of an insurgency within its own borders.

Nineteen Turkish soldiers have died since the beginning of the operation.

Last Update: Saturday, 10 February 2018 - GMT 13:02

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Turkey to bolster fight in Syria with new armored vehicles, helicopters
By: Burak Ege Bekdil
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13.02.2018

ANKARA, Turkey — Amid a costly military incursion into neighboring Syria, Turkey’s government and military leaders have endorsed plans for the acquisition of scores of new armored vehicles and a pair of utility helicopters.

Procurement officials said the armored vehicles order will support the campaign in Syria, which he said may last several months.
“Part of the Syrian theater is about asymmetrical warfare … which requires counterinsurgency systems,” he explained.

The Turkish military launched an offensive into the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria on Jan. 20, citing a terrorist threat to its neighboring provinces. Turkish officials say Operation Olive Branch will expand further east into other Kurdish-controlled areas.

Turkey considers the Kurds to be terrorists. As of Feb. 12, the military headquarters said more than 1,200 terrorists have been neutralized and 31 Turkish troops have been killed.

Turkey’s top defense procurement panel on Jan. 31 discussed and reviewed a total of 55 programs totaling $9.4 billion.

The procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, or SSM, announced Jan. 31 that the programs were reviewed with a view to adding new indigenous projects to the existing portfolio. SSM said the “decisions were made” at the meeting of the Defence Industry Executive Committee, or SSIK, but did not give details.

But an SSM official said that SSIK endorsed the acquisition of two utility helicopters to replace two Sikorsky Black Hawks that had crashed. He said the planned platforms could be “new or used” and will be delivered to the Gendarmerie force.

“This will be a stop-gap solution in parallel efforts to our ongoing utility helicopter program,” the official said.
In June 2016, Turkey signed a $3.5 billion contract with Sikorsky for the co-production of a batch of 109 utility helicopters. Turkish Aerospace Industries is the local prime contractor.

Turkey selected Sikorsky for the utility program in 2011 and signed a preliminary contract in 2014, but the Turkish and U.S. sides had bargained since then over U.S. export licenses for the planned utility helicopter, the T-70 Black Hawk, which will come in two different configurations. The T-70 is the Turkish version of the international variant of the S-70 Black Hawk.

Under the 10-year utility program the T-70s will be delivered to six different users: the Land Forces, Air Force, Gendarmerie General Command, Special Forces Command, Security General Directorate and the country’s forestry department.

The SSM official said that SSIK also decided to award a contract to FNSS, an Ankara-based, privately owned armored vehicles manufacturer, for the acquisition of 170 eight-wheel drive tactical armored combat vehicles.

Industry sources estimate the contract to come between $175 million and $200 million.

FNSS is a partnership between Turkey’s Nurol Holding and BAE Systems.

SSIK also decided to open contract negotiations with another armored vehicles manufacturer, BMC, for the purchase of a batch of 700 four-wheel drive vehicles.

The contract with BMC will include the purchase of a batch of 116 Kirpis, BMC’s signature mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle.
Industry sources said the four-wheel drive vehicle contract likely will be worth about $150 million, and the Kirpis will cost about $35 million.

Put together Turkey’s new orders for armored vehicles will reach close to $400 million.

BMC and FNSS also are rivals in a multibillion-dollar contract for the serial production of an initial batch of 250 Altays, Turkey’s first indigenous, new-generation tank in the making. The third rival is Otokar, the producer that designed and developed the Altay.

All three contenders on Feb. 8 submitted their best and final offers to SSM. The government is expected to announce its final decision on the Altay program within two months, officials say.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/...-syria-with-new-armored-vehicles-helicopters/