[Marxism] Fw: Turkey, Islamist groups attack Kurdish forces despite truce in Syria

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 2 17:32:35 MST 2017

"The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) reported on Friday that their positions were being attacked by Turkey's military and Islamist rebels. The anti-YPG offensive targeted military installations across northern Aleppo Governorate....

"Today's attacks on Kobane and Afrin coincide with the Russian-Turkish brokered nationwide ceasefire in Syria," reported Rawan Ebdullah, a local reporter in Kobane city.

"Turkey used the ceasefire as an opportunity to strike Kurdish areas, claiming that the YPG is not part of the truce deal," Ebdullah told ARA News. "Turkey and its allies have taken advantage of the war on the Islamic State to target the Kurds in Syria."


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