Just a few posts covering the disconnect between the US & Turkey regarding Operation Euphrates Shield:
- August 2016: Turkey to US Keep Manbij Promise...
- September 2016: Turkey and Russia Discuss Deal...
- November 07/2016: US Led Coalition Should Stop Turkey's Advances Towards Raqqa
- November 18/ 2016: US Led Coalition Not Backing Turkish....
- November 22/2016: US and Turkey at Cross Purposes In Syria
Today, what's being reported?
Two particularly interesting tidbits! It’s being reported that Russia planes flew sorties in support of Turkish troops in Syria- It’s obfuscated by the mainstream- but it’s there. Al Masdar is openly reporting the news.
Secondly: Turkey has asked for coalition support to fight ISIS and none has been coming...
What's Missing from the reports?
-The media focus is not on the disconnect between Turkey and the US led allies.
-The media is not asking the all important question- Why is the US not assisting in this fight against ISIS if the true reason for the coalition being in Syria and Iraq is the fight against ISIS?
Readers here are all aware of my thoughts on what is really happening in the region
- Fight against ISIS is the smokescreen for the real agenda
- Greater Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0
- Remaking the Middle East and North Africa
- Kurds/ISIS = KurdISHIS: symbiotic partners at the NATO teat
Russian air support for Turkish operation:
The Russian air force carried out airstrikes on Sunday and Turkey said 226 militants had been "neutralised" in its latest operation but troops had been unable to take complete control of the Syrian town.Almasdar
The Russian Air Force carried out its first airstrikes over the key city of Al-Bab on Sunday, marking the first time during this war that their aircraft have directly aided the Turkish Army.Link
According to a military source at the Kuweires Airport, a group of Russian Su-24 and Su-34 fighters jets carried out airstrikes over Al-Bab in east Aleppo, resulting in the destruction of several mechanisms that belonged to the so-called "Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham" (ISIS).
The Russian Air Force carried out its first airstrikes over the key city of Al-Bab on Sunday, marking the first time during this war that their aircraft have directly aided the Turkish Army.According to a military source at the Kuweires Airport in Aleppo, a group of Russian Su-24 and Su-34 fighters jets carried out airstrikes over Al-Bab in east Aleppo, resulting in the destruction of several mechanisms that belonged to the so-called "Islamic State " (ISIS), AMN reports.
Russian Air Force assisting Turkish troops.
No Coalition Support:
Hurriyet (don't worry I've got additional info and direct attribution)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said: "The international coalition must carry out its duties regarding aerial support to the battle we are fighting in al Bab.
"Not giving the necessary support is unacceptable.
“These circles, which always level criticism at Turkey on ISIL, are not giving the necessary support for our struggle against ISIL in Azez, Jarablus, Dabiq and al-Bab. This is unacceptable,” presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin told reporters on Dec. 26.
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