War Clouds Gather


Syrian Kurdish forces were calling on their people Wednesday to move toward the border with Turkey and “carry out acts of resistance,” as reports emerged that the first Turkish troops have entered the country as part of a planned military assault. Turkey has long threatened an attack on the Kurdish fighters in Syria, whom Ankara considers terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey. A small group of Turkish forces entered northeastern Syria Wednesday morning near the towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, a Turkish official told Bloomberg.

“We call upon our people, of all ethnic groups, to move toward areas close to the border with Turkey to carry out acts of resistance during this sensitive historical time,” read a statement from the local civilian Kurdish authority known as the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

In its call for “general mobilization,” the Kurds also urged the international community to live up to its responsibilities as “a humanitarian catastrophe might befall our people” in the region. ↓Videos And Updates Below↓

A Turkish army tank is driven to its new position, after was uploaded from a truck, on the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Sanliurfa province, on Tuesday. (AP)

New video shows Turkish military convoys arriving at the Syrian border « link to video

After the White House announced that the U.S. will withdrawal troops from northern Syria, the Kurds are now looking to the regime of Bashar al-Assad for help; Trey Yingst reports from Jerusalem.

Turkish F-16s reportedly begin hitting Syrian border towns « link to video

Turkey has begun targeting ammunition depots and open fields being used by Kurdish forces, according to reports on the ground; Trey Yingst reports.

Syrian Kurdish forces call for all hands on deck as Turkish troops reportedly cross border | Fox News

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