This is Turkiye; sending ammunition to DAES (ISIS) ;)
“Yehuda’da (Telaviv) bildirin ve Yeruşelim’de (Kudüs) işittirin ve deyin; Memlekette boru çalın; yüksek sesle bağırın. Ve deyin: Toplanın da duvarlı şehirlere girelim. Siyona doğru bayrak kaldırın; kaçıp sığının, durmayın; çünkü ben Şimal’den (Kuzeyden) üzerinize büyük bela ve kırgın (katliam) getireceğim. İşte aslan sık ormanından çıktı. Ve ‘milletleri helak eden’ (cengâver) yola düştü; şehirlerin harap olsun ve onlarda oturan kalmasın diye senin diyarını viran etmek için yerinden çıktı” (Yeremya Bab 4, Paragraf 5)
‘’Declare in Judah, and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, “Blow the trumpet through the land; cry aloud and say, ‘Assemble, and let us go into the fortified cities!’ Raise a standard toward Zion, flee for safety, stay not, for I bring disaster from the north, and great destruction. A lion has gone up from his thicket, a destroyer of nations has set out; he has gone out from his place to make your land a waste; your cities will be ruins without inhabitant.’’ (Yeremya Bab 4, 5)
“Uluslara duyurun, Yeruşalim'e (Kudüs) bildirin: ‘Uzak bir ülkeden gelen ordu çevresini kuşatacak, Yahuda kentlerine karşı Savaş naraları atacaklar.
Bir tarlayı koruyanlar gibi kuşatacaklar Yeruşalim'i.
Çünkü Yeruşalim bana başkaldırdı.” diyor RAB.’’ (Yeremya Bab 4, Paragraf 16-17)
‘’Warn the nations that he is coming; announce to Jerusalem, “Besiegers come from a distant land; they shout against the cities of Judah.
Like keepers of a field are they against her all around,
because she has rebelled against me, declares The Lord (Yeremya Bab 4, 16-17)
We’re not like others. We’re able to see your faces through your proxy pawns.
Turkey sends tanks into Syria in operation aimed at Isis and Kurds
A Turkish army tank and an armoured vehicle in Karkamus, near the border with Syria. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA
Turkey sends tanks into Syria in operation aimed at Isis and Kurds
Major campaign – coordinated with Syria rebels – aims to seize Isis-held town of Jarablus and contain expansion of Kurdish militias in area
Turkey has launched a major military intervention in Syria, sending tanks and warplanes across the border in a coordinated campaign with Syrian opposition fighters, who seized an Islamic State-held village in the area in the first hours of fighting.
The operation, called Euphrates Shield, has a dual purpose: to dislodge Isis from Jarablus, its last major redoubt on the 500-mile border, and to contain the expansion of Kurdish militias in northern Syria.
Turkish tanks crossed the Syrian border as artillery and fighter jets pounded the militants in an operation backed by the US-led coalition. The incursion also opened corridors for Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey, who mounted an assault in the area.
Syrian rebels clashing with Isis fighters seized Kaklijah, Turkish military sources said. There were no immediate details about casualty figures.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said violent clashes were taking place between Turkish-backed opposition fighters and Isis in the area surrounding Jarablus.
“We are determined to clear Daesh [Isis] from the border,” said the foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, at a press conference on Wednesday.
The operation marks the first time Ankara’s ground forces have ventured into Syria, with the exception of a brief operation early last year to rescue the tomb of an ancestor of the founder of the Ottoman empire.
Turkey said it had hit 81 targets in northern Syria with F-16 warplanes and had also shelled Isis positions.
“At 4am this morning, operations started in the north of Syria against terror groups which constantly threaten our country,” Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said in a speech in Ankara, adding that the operation would target both Isis and Kurdish militants.
The government in Ankara said the operation was an act of self-defence, in response to Isis shelling of Turkish border towns and suicide bombings and attacks targeting Turkish nationals. The bombing of a wedding in Gaziantep over the weekend killed more than 50 people, many of them children, and Isis-linked militants have carried out attacks in Ankara and Istanbul, including one at Atatürk airport.
It also billed it as an operation that would stem the flow of foreign fighters, who make up a significant contingent of Isis, to Syria, and the flight of refugees from the war-torn country.
Turkish tanks and members of the Free Syrian Army pass the Syrian border. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA
“The operation comes in response to terrorist attacks on Turkish soil and artillery fire by Daesh militants in Syria on targets inside Turkey,” the state-run Anadolu news agency said. “The operation is in line with the country’s rights to self-defence borne out of international treaties and a mandate given to the armed forces by the Turkish parliament.”
The interior minister, Efkan Ala, said the response was Turkey’s “most legitimate right” and that his country could not be a “mere spectator” amid the intensifying threat by Isis.
The airstrikes were the first by Turkey, a Nato member, in Syria since November, when its fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane that had strayed into Turkish airspace, leading to a collapse of relations with Moscow that lasted until a rapprochement in July. Last week, the Turkish prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, said his country would take a more “active” role in the war in Syria, which has driven more than 2 million refugees into Turkey.
The US vice-president, Joe Biden, was due to arrive in Ankara on Wednesday morning, hours after the launch of the operation. Relations between the two allies have been strained since an attempted coup last month that aimed to overthrow Erdoğan, who accuses a US-based cleric, Fethullah Gülen, of masterminding the plot and is seeking his extradition.
Relations have also deteriorated over American backing of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which has expanded its sphere of influence in northern Syria as it conquered vast tracks of land from Isis with the backing of American air power. Ankara considers the YPG as the Syrian arm of the Kurdistan Workers party (PKK), which is fighting an insurgency against the government and is a designated terrorist group, and considers Kurdish expansionism on its border a threat to national security.
If rebel forces backed by Turkey take control of Jarablus, they would limit the westward expansion of the Kurdish autonomous zone, which Ankara also says poses a threat to Syria’s territorial integrity.
Turkey’s latest campaign is a development that underscores both the complexity and the stakes involved in Syria’s war, which has drawn in the region’s powers, laid much of the country to waste and forced a reshifting of long standing alliances. While defeating Isis has long been the paramount American obsession in Syria, Turkey sees the departure of its president, Bashar al-Assad, as a necessary condition for peace talks, and rejects the idea of a Kurdish statelet on its borders.
By Kareem Shaheen for The Guardian, August 24, 2016 [x]
ISTANBUL — Smoke rose over the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Jarabulus Wednesday morning as Turkish tanks rolled across the border in a major operation that could pit two U.S. allies against each other.
The campaign began just hours before U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ankara to discuss the fallout of last month’s failed coup. But while Turkey was moving against the Islamic State with Washington’s support, its operation was aimed not only the jihadists, but also the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.
Speaking in Ankara, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the attack on Jarabulus — the last stretch of northern border territory held by the jihadists — had begun at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, targeting “terror groups which constantly threaten our country.”
After a suicide bombing killed 54 guests at a Kurdish wedding on Saturday, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu vowed to “cleanse” the country’s border region of ISIL, which had previously used Turkey’s porous frontier as a gateway to its self-declared caliphate.
Kurdish forces might be the only people in Middle East or even entire world who are sincerely interested in actual liberation of Syria and have a chance to fight for this and now they are restricted to do so because USA and Turkey now are allies.
State that killed more Syrian civilians than ISIS and Russia combined now allied with state which only living purpose seems to be is complete eradication of Kurdish people
like, this is not fair to Syrians and this is not fair to Kurdish people
We are doing a fundraiser this month to help the children of Syria, we will be providing them with school supplies for this coming school year and we need all the help we can get. Every dollar counts, thank you for your support. ♥
‘A US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday after the coalition mistook them for Islamic State fighters. Some eight families were hit as they tried to flee fighting in their area, in one of the single deadliest strikes on civilians by the alliance since the start of its operations in the war-torn country.’
FYI you don’t need to be either Syrian or Arab to feel their pain
Aleppo, Syria within the past 8 days:
260 airstrikes, 110 artillery strikes
18 missiles and 86 bombs
At least 253 civilians, including 49 children, have died in shelling, rocket fire and air strikes in Aleppo since the surge in fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.
Please, at least signal boost this to let the world become more aware of the travesties that the people of Aleppo and throughout Syria are going through. Erase the silence. Erase the world’s blindness towards the people of Syria.
7/21/2016- Syrian graphic designer Saif Aldeen Tahhan and the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office recently launched a photo campaign titled “Syria Go” to raise awareness about children living in war-torn Syria. Tahhan crafted this project in light of the popularity behind Pokemon Go in order to shine a spotlight on the destruction in the country and its impact on the vulnerable over the past five years.
Some of the photos show children holding signs that say:
“I live in Kafr Nabl, the Aleppo countryside. Come catch me.”
“I am a Pokémon at Idlib in Syria, would you please come and save me?”
“I am in Kafrnabol in #Idlib countryside, come find me,”
Tahhan further explained the inspiration behind this campaign:
“I created these images as a way to turn attention to the Syrian war, and to focus on Syrian suffering instead of Pokémon, which people are crazy about,” he explained.
He told Al Arabiya: “The world has become obsessed with this video game, so I told myself why not use it as a medium to convey our suffering.”
“Everyone is now searching for Pokémon, however, Syrians are searching for the basic necessities of life. Honestly, I don’t think the world feels for us.”
According to Save The Children, more than 250,000 children are living in depraved conditions in Syria due to the ongoing civil war.
Please keep awareness about Syria and all those affected by it in mind.
Anyway, no matter what happens I want every Arab, Kurd, Assyrian, Armenian, Jewish, Yazidi or any other person from Syria and Kurdistan to know that you are not alone and that you are all appreciated dearly
I care about every single one of you and hope for bright and happy future for all of us
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