Turkey increases offensive in Syria
Turkey increases attacks in the Syrian war and has launched offensives in the last hours against targets in the surroundings of Aleppo, a city in the north of the Arab country near the Turkish-Syrian border; in what means a new escalation of tension, to which is added the increase in the number of United States troops in the Al-Hasaka province.
On Sunday, members of the Turkish Army and loyalist groups bombed several villages in the Aleppo enclave in northern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), a UK-based entity that has an extensive network of informants. on the terrain. In what it means a new sample of which the ambition of the country directed by the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not diminish in this sense.
Alongside this, pro-Turkish factions also staged an offensive on Saturday against a car carrying civilians near the village of Al-Makran, west of Ras al-Ain, on the border of the Turkish-Syrian border, killing one person and injuring several, according to information gathered by the Al-Ain News. In addition, last Thursday Turkish forces bombarded several northern towns and the Al-Shahba dam area, with violent skirmishes led by Ottoman troops and Kurdish militias.
Thus continues the belligerent Turkish activity in the Syrian civil war, where it meddled months ago to harass the Kurdish-Syrians with the excuse of responding to the Kurdish ethnic group, which it accuses of carrying out terrorist attacks in southern Turkey. Turkey penetrated its troops into northern Syria to establish checkpoints and persecute the Kurdish-Syrians. Positions established after the agreement reached with the US State Department, which established a security zone north of Syrian soil last year, from which the Kurds had to leave at the request of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and to which they had to the thousands and thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who fled the civil war should be destined. This generated controversy because the Executive of Donald Trump abandoned in this way Kurdish-Syrian groups such as the People’s Protection Units (YPG, for its acronym in Turkish), integrated in the opposition Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), momentarily associated with President Bachar al-Asad to drive out the common Turkish enemy even though they were confined to opposition to the official Syrian regime; which were central to Daesh’s defeat in Syria a year ago, when Al-Baghouz’s stronghold fell.
A warlike conflict, that of Syria, that pits the government of Bachar al-Asad, supported by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with the insurgents entrenched in the last rebel stronghold of Idlib, where Turkey positioned itself to the point of demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops after a summit staged by Ankara and Moscow last February, which did not give results. The Al-Asad Administration has been arguing that its objective in the war in the Arab country is to end jihadist terrorism encompassed by the Idlib resistance, to reunify and pacify the entire country; all this against an insurgent opposition side and a new opposition represented by the interests defended by Turkey, a nation that receives the support of hired mercenaries from former affiliates of terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda.
At the moment, various sources speak of a presence of up to 20,000 Turkish soldiers on Syrian soil, in the north, with around thirty of their own posts around Idlib.
United States with the largest presence
For its part, the US is increasing its influence and has sent another convoy with military and logistical equipment to the Syrian north-eastern province of Al-Hasaka.
Up to 50 vehicles, including trucks and armor, entered Syrian territory from Iraq on Sunday night. They entered through the Al-Walid pass, which is being controlled by US forces, according to the Syrian news agency SANA. Precisely, by Al-Walid, the North American giant also contributes weekly war and logistic material to members of the aforementioned SDS.
This movement joins the creation of a base by the United States in Deir Ezzor, in eastern Syria, to reinforce its positions in the warlike conflict that has been developing in the Middle East country since 2011.
The OSDH itself noted on its website that massive US reinforcements have been detected in the town of Al-Yazira, just west of the oil-rich area of Deir Ezzor. Several experts see precisely in the matter of crude oil the main reason why the Government of Donald Trump has intensely resumed interest in Syria, despite its momentary departure when it established the pact with Turkey to abandon its positions and allow the creation of the security zone where the Turkish forces were located to persecute the Kurdish-Syrians.