[Marxism] 3 Syrian soldiers killed, 12 others injured in Turkish attacks (ANF)

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 9 15:33:47 MST 2019


The invading Turkish army has killed and injured a number of soldiers in Assad's army.  This might be unintentional, but I suspect not.

Erdogan aims to occupy as much of northeastern Syria as possible.  He wants to crush the Rojava revolution.  He has spoken of settling two million refugees from other parts of Syria in the northeast, which implies expelling much of the existing population.

Assad would be prepared to accept a limited Turkish incursion aimed at weakening the  SDF and the Autonomous Administration sufficiently that they would agree to accept the return of his regime's control over the northeast.  But he does not want a permanent Turkish occupation of a large part of Syria's territory.  Hence the potential for armed conflict between the Assad regime and Turkey.

Chris Slee

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