Syrian rebels have received reinforcements in the form of at least 2,000 soldiers who arrived to him last week from Turkey. They should strengthen the protection of the Kurdish socialists of the city of Azaz and try to regain control of a humanitarian corridor in the direction of Aleppo, said on Thursday, 18 February 2016, Reuters, citing rebel sources.
Thus in the message it is noted that this relocation has provided the Turkish armed forces «for a few nights secretly accompanied the rebels when they come out of the Syrian province of Idlib, has been moving for four hours through Turkey and back into Syria to strengthen the defense out of position».
«We received permission to transport everything from light weapons to heavy equipment, mortars, grenade launchers and our tanks», — told the Agency on condition of anonymity, one of the commanders of military units, which supports the international coalition prosnitsa.
Turkish authorities confirmed the fact of double crossing these fighters, but estimate their number is not more than 400-500 people. Based in the UK, the Syrian human rights organization «Observatory for human rights» also speaks of a few hundred military.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Republic (UAR) President Bashar al-Assad reduces the number arrived from Turkey to the rebels up to 100 people and emphasizes that the Turkish military personnel. At their disposal is 12 military pickups mounted with heavy kulometem, leads Reuters information Syrian officialdom.
It is noted that after unit-Assad, with the support of Russian aviation completely blocked the corridor Aleppo-Azaz to evacuate from the interior of Syria to Turkey is possible only through Idlib.
It is worth mentioning that the city of Aleppo still held by the rebels-jihadists from the moderate Syrian Free Army to more radical organization «dzhebhat EN-Nusra» that the Assad regime considers a branch of al-Qaida, as well as such lesser-known formations as «Fastack came umere «(Fastaqim Kama Umirt) claiming the presence in its ranks of 3, 000 soldiers.
Left-centrist coalition of asadito and Kurds took Aleppo in a siege, and from the air the city applied missile and bomb strikes the Air-space forces (VKS) Russia. It is often the targets of their attacks are schools, hospitals and other social infrastructure.
An armed confrontation in the triangle of the President-the opposition»Islamic state» in Northwest Syria is reinforced and the struggle for these territories between Arabs and ethnic Kurds, who enjoy full support of Russia and part of the United States. According to media reports, certain circles in these countries see it in the Kurds of the most effective opposition to the «Islamic state».
As for direct Turkish intervention, on 15 February, the Syrian foreign Ministry, in turn, announced the beginning of a ground invasion by Turkey: after the firing positions of the Syrian Kurds in the North of the province of Aleppo, there is allegedly headed a convoy of military vehicles and about a hundred soldiers.
The Syrian foreign Ministry characterizes Turkey as «direct support to terrorists»: it is assumed that Turkish artillery fired on areas from which Kurds were displaced by armed radical opposition groups, including «dzhebhat EN-Nusra». The foreign Ministry says that Turkey on Syrian territory Syria included a minimum of 12 cars armed with machine guns. It was accompanied by about 100 fighters, some of whom, presumably, were the Turkish military and mercenaries. They went to Syria through the border crossing «Bab al-Salameh».
We note in this regard that Turkey is trying to prevent the formation along its South-Eastern borders of the independent state of Kurdistan, which Ankara believes would be a constant source of separatism inside the country, a quarter of whose population are ethnic Kurds. For example, Turkish troops under the auspices of the fight against «Islamic state», despite the protests of the official Baghdad, has long been located in Iraqi Kurdistan.
February 16, Turkey declared its territorial claims on the disputed region situated in the triangle of the Syrian cities of Azaz-Jerablus-Mumbach, which is dominated by a mixed ethnic composition of the Turkomans and the Kurds. «Turkey has the right to intervene in ensuring the preservation of the corridor Azaz-Aleppo in Syria,» — said the Deputy from the Republican people’s party of Turkey Deniz Baykal.
However, he stressed that we are not talking about «declaring war» against Syria.
To protect the Syrian town of Azaz from the Kurds of Turkey were sent in two thousand of the rebels — media 19.02.2016