US arms the Kurds – five Turkish tanks blown up in Northern Syria


January 21, 2018 – FRN – 
Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

The soldiers of the Kurdish YPG militia have destroyed five Turkish tanks. One of the tanks was hit by an anti-tank missile in the vicinity of the Kurdo village of the Bilbil district, two tanks in the village of Dikmetash in the Sindires district and two more in the vicinity of the town of Tell Rifat, where fierce fighting is taking place.

The Turkish city of Reyhanli was subjected to rocket fire from Afrin earlier, there are wounded. 

According to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Turkey’s attack on the Syrian Afrin is based on their alleged support of terrorist groups.

The authorities of Iran called on Turkey to immediately stop the military operation. 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged the US not to provoke Turkey by encroaching on its borders. He recalled the US military support of the Kurdish armed formations in Syria. According to Erdogan, the US has sent 5,000 trucks with weapons to the Syrian Kurds.

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