Friday, 26 August 2016

Syrian War Report – August 24, 2016: Turkish Intervention Started

The most significant aspect of this latest development - the overt Turkish invasion - is the reported use of US aircraft in the offensive. If confirmed this underlines the fact that the US is willing to throw any jihadist groups they have been supporting 'under the bus' in order to create 'safe haven' areas occupied by either the Turkish military or 'moderate' rebels (in this case the FSA are involved).

This latest development may be one part of the strategic move to dismember Syria, and that US-Turkish ties are not in as bad shape as many think. At the very least the Turkish military are taking the opportunity to block any Kurdish advance across their borders on the Syrian side (and if claims of US involvement is false then the Turks are stopping a Kurdish-US advance).  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 26th, 2016.]

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