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    Default seizure of Kobani by forces loyal to Assad (battlefield update)

    Syrian forces on Wednesday night rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a "safe zone" free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive.


    The seizure of Kobani by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also pointed to a dramatic shift in northeastern Syria: The town was where the United States military and Kurdish fighters first united to defeat ISIS four years ago and holds powerful symbolism for Syrian Kurds and their ambitions of self-rule.

    The convoys of government forces drove into Kobani after dark, a resident said.
    The resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal, was one of the few remaining amid fears of a Turkish attack on the town.

    Syria's presence in Kobani puts a firm limit on Turkish ambitions in its offensive. The town lies between a Turkish-controlled enclave farther west and smaller areas to the east that Turkey seized in the past week.

    Turkey had talked of creating a 19-mile deep "safe zone," driving out Kurdish fighters from the border region. Turkish forces had shelled Kobani in recent days as part of the offensive but had not advanced ground troops on it.

    The battle for Kobani turned the once-nondescript town into a centerpiece of the international campaign against ISIS, with TV cameras flocking to the Turkish side of the border to track the plumes of smoke rising from explosions in the besieged town. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pel...ting-storm-out

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    who are you, a Russian Richard Engel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reagansghost View Post
    who are you, a Russian Richard Engel?
    More like a Russian Supporter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reagansghost View Post
    who are you, a Russian Richard Engel?
    rofl...it's a c/p from a source with up to date info.

    Do you get any of this and it's strategic importance?? I'm sure you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    More like a Russian Supporter.
    My jockstrap was made in Saint Petersburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    My jockstrap was made in Saint Petersburg
    That's where the Troll Farm is, right?

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    This means Kobani keeps the Turks from establishing a their "safe zones" ( an excuse for a buffer zone) a it splits it east to west.

    It has great symbolic importance as well
    The battle for Kobani turned the once-nondescript town into a centerpiece of the international campaign against ISIS, with TV cameras flocking to the Turkish side of the border to track the plumes of smoke rising from explosions in the besieged town

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    "The Internet Research Agency (IRA; Russian: Агентство интернет-исследований, also known as Glavset[1] and known in Russian Internet slang as the Trolls from Olgino) is a Russian company linked to Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, based in Saint Petersburg and engaged in online influence operations on behalf of Russian business and political interests."




    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    My jockstrap was made in Saint Petersburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    That's where the Troll Farm is, right?
    rules are 1 troll limit per thread Jack, RG got here first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    "The Internet Research Agency (IRA; Russian: Агентство интернет-исследований, also known as Glavset[1] and known in Russian Internet slang as the Trolls from Olgino) is a Russian company linked to Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, based in Saint Petersburg and engaged in online influence operations on behalf of Russian business and political interests."
    please dont spam on top of trolling. It's a bad look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reagansghost View Post
    who are you, a Russian Richard Engel?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    More like a Russian Supporter.
    I got an idea.
    We send in several battalions (you know, Shock and Awe) into Syria to protect the Kurds from the Turks while driving out the Russians who've been an ally of Assad forever, and we get rid of Assad establishing a democracy with Kurds in control as their reward for helping us defeat ISIS.
    Then that part of the region will finally be stabilized.
    Yeah, that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    please dont spam on top of trolling. It's a bad look.
    Your elation over the Russian Victory is telling. Hope you get a raise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    I got an idea.
    We send in several battalions (you know, Shock and Awe) into Syria to protect the Kurds from the Turks while driving out the Russians who've been an ally of Assad forever, and we get rid of Assad establishing a democracy with Kurds in control as their reward for helping us defeat ISIS.
    Then that part of the region will finally be stabilized.
    Yeah, that's it.
    We had 50 guys in there doing just that. A New Constitution was being written. 'Was' ... being the operative word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Your elation over the Russian Victory is telling. Hope you get a raise.
    you aren't making any sense. Russia gets to police Syria -how is this their victory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    I got an idea.
    We send in several battalions (you know, Shock and Awe) into Syria to protect the Kurds from the Turks while driving out the Russians who've been an ally of Assad forever, and we get rid of Assad establishing a democracy with Kurds in control as their reward for helping us defeat ISIS.
    Then that part of the region will finally be stabilized.
    Yeah, that's it.
    Then we;ll build a Green Zone and stick in a government and say how wonderful this all worked out.

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