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Syrian forces ready for assault on rebel enclave

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Shame on Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran and all other nations involved militarily in Syria.

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Shame on Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran and all other nations involved militarily in Syria.

Agree. All of them, all, have blood on their hands

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You forgot Israel, Britain and France.

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Syria is also about to fight Turkey, who is being helped by Russia in Afrin

http://www.dw.com/en/syrian-army-to-help-kurdish-forces-repel-turkish-offensive-in-afrin-reports/a-42638366

So that makes Syria and Russia on opposite sides there

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So that makes Syria and Russia on opposite sides there

russia doesn't help turkey, just to sell S400 system to target USA. russia need bases and a pipeline. syria is their fried.

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russia doesn't help turkey

From Turkey PM Erdogan himself:

"Turkey to act with Russia against Kurdish Afrin in Syria: Erdogan"

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/179955cf-c0fb-4dea-a0c6-4abcf9a6fc55

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that his country was to operate with Russia in any move he might take against the self-administered Kurdish district of Afrin in northwestern Syria.

Erdogan told the mainstream Hurriyet newspaper that Turkey was “in solidarity with Russia on Idlib. This [deal] will also cover Afrin because Afrin could present threats to us at any moment.

Such an ambitious operation could not have been possible without Russia's explicit approval.

First of all, the operation required the Turkish Air Force to enter Syria's airspace - something Ankara could not have done without consulting Russia. Furthermore, before rechannelling Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces to Afrin, Ankara needed assurances from Russia that Bashar al-Assad would not take advantage of the situation and attempt to seize Turkish-controlled positions in the province of Idlib.

Since Assad already called Turkey's Afrin offensive as 'support for terrorism', that puts there Russia and Assad on opposing sides

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