Turkey Goes Deeper in Syria, Kurds Say Won’t Withdraw to East of Euphrates

Mon Aug 29, 2016 18:14:01

Local activists reported that the Turkish Army penetrated almost 20km deep into the Kobane countryside, causing several Kurdish civilians to protest their illegal presence near this strategic border-city.

A Kurdish official from the Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Al-Mayadeen News Agency on Monday that they have refused the US’ demands to withdraw east of the Euphrates River towards the Al Raqqa Governorate.

The U.S. is attempting to mediate between Turkey and the Kurdish forces; however, they have repeatedly demanded the latter adhere to Ankara’s guidelines regarding the YPG’s presence in the Aleppo Governorate.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to devote equal energy to combatting Islamic State terrorists and Syrian Kurdish fighters, on the fifth day of a major offensive that has left dozens dead.

Yesterday in Turkish airstrikes and artilleries attacks on two villages near Jerablus, 40 civilian killed and more than 110 others wounded.

Also Turkish Army killed 25 Kurdish YPG fighters calling them Terrorist.

In the video smoke could be seen rising on Sunday in Syria, close to the border with Turkey, after explosions were heard.

Turkey has been launching its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by US airstrikes to help Syrian rebels retake the border town of Jarablus from Islamic State (ISIS , ISIL, IS and Daesh) group militants.


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