Analysis: Turkey's new offensive against Syria's Kurdish-led SDF forces

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Published on Oct 9, 2019
Turkey has launched a long-threatened military operation in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to resettle millions of Syrian refugees. The move came after the United States announced it was withdrawing its troops from the region, effectively abandoning the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), its main ally in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group. The SDF, led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), has denounced Washington's move as a "stab in the back". Marwan Kabalan, the Director of Policy Analysis at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, talks to Al Jazeera about the conflict. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Turkey #Syria

92 Comments:

Azam Mahmood
Azam Mahmood:
Turkey should silence SDF for good, applying fietce military offencive.
Gaming King
Gaming King:
US is the biggest liar
Azam Mahmood
Azam Mahmood:
Imam Khomeni's great quote on USA - 'The greatest Satan'. They are speeading 'Proxy War' in Muslim countries through IS, SDF, PKK.
Total Flow
Total Flow:
so this is why Turkey's S400 matters
afzalur rahman
afzalur rahman:
Why Assad not starting from other side ?
Muhammed NAMDAR
Muhammed NAMDAR:
Don’t blame USA it’s in their nature they are like Vampire suck blood to live right. 😱
Eyüp Ilgın
Eyüp Ilgın:
Hayali kürdistan olanın mekanı kabristan olur...💪💪💪TR💪💪💪
NyQuilable
NyQuilable:
Don't forget how the Northern Kurds in both Iraq and Syria were waiving the Israeli flag when they were trying to create their own state. This is what the Arab people get after living along side you for generations, welcoming you when you came from persian lands? You kick Syrians out of their own homes, kill innocents, and seek help from Israel? GOD BLESS YOU TURKEY.
M.G M.G
M.G M.G:
What you Talk ? Dogshit shut up and Go Home 🇺🇸🐖🇺🇸 -We are Turks we are The Best Fighters in The HISTORY
xantre
xantre:
DO YOU REMEBER THE MURDERED THREE YEAR OLD LITTLE KID WHO SAID "I WILL TELL ALL THE THINGS YOU DID US TO ALLAH WHEN I DIE"??? BARELY SHE DID AND ALLAH SENT HIS WRATH UPON YOU!!!
Mr Greater Jomblo
Mr Greater Jomblo:
Negotiation is the best solution..God Love Peace!!!...
Ahmet Eren Çakır
Ahmet Eren Çakır:
I am KURDISH and I love TuRKEY .❤ %90 of Kurds are living happily in Turkey. We have a job and the same rights with Turks . We have freedom of speech , freedom of language . Many presidents of Turkey had the Kurdish origins .. Why westerns like to interfere and tying to destroy our unity? Why westerns insist not understanding Turkey trying to create secure area in Syria to back 4 million Syrians living in Turkey .. None of Europeans helped the refugees when running from war , but only Turkey did and opened borders with a warm welcome ...
ozmo69
ozmo69:
Who Is USA to tell Turkey what to do. they Invade who ever they want with out asking any ones opinion. The reaosn why Turkey is doing this is to create a safe zone because thousands aand thousands of refugees have gone to turkey when war happened due to USA invading. That is hurting Turkey economy so Turkey is making safe zone in Syria near boarder so they can put these refugees these. Which ever country got a problem with it should take Refugees instead of complaining
World of Wisdom
World of Wisdom:
This Al Jazeera reporter/host is beautiful and gorgeous! Isn't she? Interestingly, she was born in Qatar.
demetrio Del cañon
demetrio Del cañon:
The question is who is Qatar in favor of aljazera?
ararat restaurant
ararat restaurant:
That black smoke coming from burning tyres. Have a look at it carefully.
Benny Benny
Benny Benny:
Russian laughing on American
ARCSTREAMS
ARCSTREAMS:
this guy hits the nail on the head
THE SNAKE
THE SNAKE:
did he just say bresident instead of president ? lol i dont understand wy they cant work the letter P
can rama
can rama:
greece is the next one after the war in syria!!!!
Nick Qiao
Nick Qiao:
The economy of turkey is not satisfied as expected. please emphasize economy rather than war in boarder:)
Prachura Karado
Prachura Karado:
One side Jonny Sins and on other side Hazrat Mohammed comment on which side you are.
Letal
Letal:
War business!
Bin Adam
Bin Adam:
Indeed!
Silly Walks
Silly Walks:
Oh bollix!!
Mohd Arish
Mohd Arish:
I love you anchor
esko Kulonen
esko Kulonen:
Turkey is allying with al-nusra front and other jihadists. Their "free Syrian army" is as free as the Pope is lutheranian. The Kurds did nothing in this war but protecting itself and fighting daesh. Glory upon them, history is with them and erdoğan is a dog
Hector Tellez
Hector Tellez:
No fly zone, 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Joseph Saleh
Joseph Saleh:
Libya destroyed Iraq too Yemen allso Syria this because you dont bow to the u s and the federal reserve imf the inocent pay the price in blood and hunger
Canpolat Ahmet
Canpolat Ahmet:
BACKGROUND OF TURKEY HAVE A HUGE ONE LIGHT UP're TURKEY OTTOMAN EMPIRE
masudul Hassan
masudul Hassan:
Koddider modde sontrashi jara protirod korar dorker.
Florian Westerdahl
Florian Westerdahl:
Amazing how the US crumbled to nothing in the world. And a NATO country behaving like a.....
ararat restaurant
ararat restaurant:
All news are fake. If people know what ypj done in this area probably they will be appreciated to Turkey. They are even worse than isis. This operation not against to Kurds, it’s against to the terrorists. Even Turkish army has so many Kurdish soldiers. St
Abhishek Das
Abhishek Das:
The Kurds will prevail.
SonyDC
SonyDC:
First, the Kurds should have NEVER been allowed to control the northern region because it still belongs to Syria! The Kurds have been working along side the USA and Israel to destablize Syria and Iraq so they can carve a country for themselves. All part of the "Greater Israel Project" which would allow Israel to steal lands from both Syria, Iraq, and other countries in the region.
para psiharis
para psiharis:
Russia was the first to give Turkey the Green light and soon they will be fighting the Turks. Trump just called the Russian bluff Trump was one step ahead from Putin that is all.
Yilmaz
Yilmaz:
Biji Biji YPG💚❤💛
Biji Biji PKK✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼
Qurat ul Ain Abbasi
Qurat ul Ain Abbasi:
Turkey has right to take action against people who r trying to create Two parts of Syria ......It is turkey who is house of million of Syrian refugees......Turk r trying to eliminate kurdish forces and maintain one government in Syria and shift refugees their
David Johnson
David Johnson:
Why aren't the islamic countries condemning this????
Dario Dario
Dario Dario:
every war is a bad war.. better to talk for 100 years then to wage war for one day.
Apollo 72
Apollo 72:
Turks, the barbaric Mongolian hordes. The Ottoman empire was a serious threat to the western civilization, Erdogan remains a threat to the civilised world
William Cunningham
William Cunningham:
Expel Turkey from NATO!
funsky40
funsky40:
🇹🇷+🚀+😲+🌎⚠
Ramry De Castro
Ramry De Castro:
At the end of the day war would be won not by words and politics but by blood and gunpowder. Why fight a war that would cost to sacrifice lives and would be a bloodbath? Let those American and other nation's politicians to arm themselves and fight in frontline.
Basit Khan
Basit Khan:
Pak support turkey
Levrai Posey
Levrai Posey:
How can you choose an ethnic group over a country?
Afacan Mony
Afacan Mony:
ERDOGAN; Exact translation-HEY EU If you consider our operation as invasion. Our work is easy . We will open the doors and send you 3.6 million refugees .
love kurdistan
love kurdistan:
we love Ypg for ever
Tazboy
Tazboy:
So will turkey take that piece of land or will it still be part of syria
Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman:
Well-done Turkey carry on operation..🇮🇳😍