At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed and an unspecified number of soldiers were injured in an airstrike in Syria’s Idlib province. Turkish officials blamed the strike to the Syrian military. Casualties from the strike were being treated at hospitals in the border town of Reyhanli.
Turkish officials have called the NATO secretary-general and the U.S. national security adviser in relation to the events in Idlib, Turkish Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.
Citing Hatay province Governor Rahmi Dogan the AA said: “In Idlib, Turkey’s armed forces were targeted by the regime elements in an airstrike.” The governor was talking to media on Thursday.
Hatay is the Turkish province bordering Idlib.Read More »
According to state-run Syrian news agency SANA, Turkish forces launched airstrikes against Kurdish and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria.
According to Saudi broadcaster al-Ikhbariya, Turkish planes attacked SDF headquarters in Hasakah province.
Other reports suggest Turkey targeted the Kurdish YPG militia.
Videos circulating on social media appear to show Turkish forces targeting Kurdish troops near Syria’s border with Iraq with airstrikes, just hours after the U.S. announced it would be pulling out of the region.Read More »
A Journal of People report
Thousands of airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria were unaccounted for, and the US Central Command has been misleading the public in its assessment of the overall progress in the war on terror by their failure to account for these air strikes, found a Military Times investigation.
The investigation revealed:
Open source data of US Air Force strikes does not contain all the missiles fired, and the incomplete data continues to be used by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on multiple occasions in official reports and media publications. Read More »