“Month ago in my meeting with him I told him the U.S. was supplying weapons. Three planeloads arrived, half of them ended up in the hands of Daesh [Islamic State], and half of them in the hands of the PYD [Syrian Democratic Union Party],” he went on to allege.
President Erdogan said that half of the weapons that the US supplies the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds, went to the terrorists.
The Caliphate quite clearly demonstrates that those who underestimate it are quickly washed with blood. The increased losses of the Turks in armor and the loss of FSA in the infantry, more than clearly shows that the road to al-Bab, not to mention Raqqa will not be a cakewalk.
The video is remarkable as the fact that the Turks once again carelessly framed their tanks on the horizon (fighting with the Kurds in the mountains is not the same as fighting with a trained opponent with many years of experience of dealing with the armored vehicles of the SAA – the Syrians try hide their equipment behind buildings or terrain to reduce the risk of injury from TOW, “Kornet” or “Milan” after bitter experience, which the Turks apparently have yet to acquire), and a striking refutation of the myth that the Caliphate and Turkey are in some collusion.
By 3 September Turkey came close enough to the solution for taking control of the entire length of the Syrian-Turkish border from Azaz to Kobani. The beginning of today’s operations of the Turkish army in the al-Rai is designed to accelerate the connection is controlled by Turkey and it is under control of militants between al-Rai and Jarablus.
On the front today was relatively quiet – the Turks pulled up the troops to the bank of the Euphrates, which they reached two days ago, as well as amassing troops on the beachhead to the South coast for a breakthrough to the road to Manbij. Despite talk of truce, clashes have continued, though less intense than yesterday.
On the 6th day of operation “shield of the Euphrates” the Turks decided on the next task – having cleared the surrounding area of Jarablus from the “black” and the Kurds from the bank of the Euphrates to the North of Manbij, while South of Amarinah, forward detachments of “Fallah al-sham” crossed the river and entrenched on the South Bank, creating a springboard for further advance to the South, with the aim of cutting the road running in Manbij. It should be noted that the resistance from both the Caliphate and the Kurds is rather a weak character that facilitates the rapid development of the Turkish operation.The Kurds of the YPG claim that Turkey is making use of sporadic clashes, in order that under the pretext of “combating terrorism” to put forward their mechanized formations as far to the South.