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Turkey Invades Syria, Supposedly to ‘Clear Out ISIS’ – Now Attacking Kurdish Militias

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

To little fanfare in the West, NATO member Turkey began a ground invasion into northern Syria. Initially, Turkey claimed their operation was in order to support “Syrian rebels”  who aim to recapture territory from ISIS, but now we discover that may have only been the cover story.

Four days ago, “Allied Syrian rebels” backed by the United States and Turkey – had seized the ISIS-held town of Jarabulus, Syria – supposedly cutting off ISIS’s last open route into Turkey.

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The main “allied rebel” group working with Turkey is said to be none other than Faylaq al-Sham – a known Islamist militant terrorist group whom the West spuriously lists as “moderates.”

This latest move now gives these US-NATO- backed terrorist forces control of a key choke point inside Syria. The NYT reported:

“Numerous fighters posted photographs and videos of themselves online with the green, black and white flag adopted by the Syrian opposition as they walked through empty streets where the black flag of Islamic State still flew; it appeared that most of the militants had fled without a fight.”

That’s right: ISIS appears to have been given advanced warning – by either US or Turkish intelligence, as they left the contested town of Jarabulus quietly, but in droves. This is eerily reminiscent of when the US airforce allowed thousands of ISIS fighters to flee Palmyra across the open desert in May 2016.

However, US-NATO-Turkey had another goal in mind, another real objective of this invasion exercise: to crush Syrian Kurdish militias who are fighting US-NATO-backed Islamist terrorists (including ISIS) and whom Turkey considers ‘a threat’ to its national security. Washington appears to playing the piggy in the middle, seemingly acting as broker to both sides of the Turkey vs Kurdish militia equation. But are they really ‘brokering’ anything, or is this just more NATO smoke and mirrors working towards their ultimate goal of destroying Syria  instituting ‘regime change’ in Damascus?

Indeed, this was confirmed today, as Turkish military forces are now in clashes with nearly every Kurdish-linked group in Syria; the US-backed artificial construct called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and pro-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian affiliate of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq and Turkey – all of whom are meant to be fighting ISIS. Instead, they are now busy dodging Turkish artillery rounds.

Some believe now that despite its lofty rhetoric, Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria is really only benefiting one militant group: ISIS.

Turkey also claims to be helping to “separate” moderate rebels from extremist rebels.

According to reports from AFP,  Turkish shelling and airstrikes killed at least 40 Syrian civilians today with artillery fire and airstrikes on the villages of Al-Amarneh and Jeb el-Kussa.

For the last two years, Turkish leadership, including their Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, insisted that Turkey would not encroach on Syria unless Turkey was attacked. In particular, Turkey insisted they would not attack Kurdish militia forces inside Syria. Watch PM Davutoglu’s August 2015 interview laying out NATO’s complete agenda here:


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Turkey’s stated goal has always been the US-NATO strategy – to establish a ‘No Fly Zone‘ (or Washington’s new politically correct war term,“Safe Zone”) inside northern Syria presumably, as a “safe area” for people displaced by Syria’s conflict – but in reality, such a safe zone would provide a safe haven for NATO and Turkish-backed Islamist terrorist groups to launch continuous incursions in and around Syria – thus prolonging the conflict and advancing the possibility of breaking a piece off of Syria in order to establish a Sunni-dominated ‘caliphate’ wedged between Turkey and Syria.

Also in August 2015, PKK leader Cemil Bayik based in Iraqi Kurdistan, told the BBC that Turkey is protecting ISIS by attacking Kurds.

Ever since Russia legally (the US-NATO ‘coalition are all operating illegally inside Syria under international law) entered the Syrian Conflict last fall at their invitation , Washington hawks, their NATO allies and their paid media surrogates – have been advocating and making desperate moves into Syria.

To sample the complete incoherence and desperation of the US-led effort to destabilize Syria, watch this FOX News report from late last fall of 2015, as usual – laced with some incredible lies and fantasy-latent stabs at geopolitical analysis:


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Now that a policy of invasion has been established by US-NATO-Turkey, what is the next Syrian city on their terrorist hit list? Will it be Idlib, Syria, currently occupied by Turkish-friendly ‘moderate’ terrorist forces, Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham?

The Western strategy is well under way. Chaos and confusion are the order of the day.

READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files

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