February 20, 2018

GREATEST WAR EVER:

Turkish Advance Stumbles in Syria's Afrin (Middle East Online, 2/20/18)

The Turkish operation in Afrin is not going well -- not at all. Militarily, it has been almost one month since operations started yet Kurdish troops are still deeply entrenched in Afrin. There are no signs that they are about to go anywhere anytime soon.

The Turkish-backed forces have been unable to penetrate or weaken -- let alone take -- the contested Kurdish city west of the Euphrates River. Kurdish warriors have put up a brave resistance, fighting from caves, tunnels and mountains.

To them, this is a matter of life or death but to Turkish forces it is an uphill battle in rugged and unfamiliar territory, one that is looking more difficult than they had expected or been told by the Turkish government.

Posted by at February 20, 2018 3:45 AM

  

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