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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:55 am

    A little ironic as the US special forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s used to try mortar attacks on Soviet air bases in Afghanistan... an example of the early use of GPS to locate their position and try to hit a target area blind. (note no guided shells were used... they just used standard Soviet 120mm mortars).


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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:56 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    airstrike wrote:Video: Kurdish PKK fighters fire mortars at Turkish base housing UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/09/14/video-kurdish-pkk-fighters-fire-mortars-at-turkish-base-housing-uh-60-blackhawk-helicopters/

    The Turks took a real anus pounding here, I can't wait for KoTeMoRe's response to this lol!


    Looks like 120's peppered a couple of BH from the approximative accuracy i'd say this is a 4/5 km shot, not too bad i guess. They should have waited longer.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  airstrike on Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:58 pm

    Video: Kurdish PKK blows up a Turkish Otokar Cobra armored vehicle in Van

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/09/19/video-kurdish-pkk-blows-up-a-turkish-otokar-cobra-armored-vehicle-in-van/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  airstrike on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:38 pm

    tbh I don't know what took them this long to release this.

    Kurdish PKK releases footage of IED attack it carried out in July

    http://conflict-watch.com/2016/09/23/kurdish-pkk-releases-footage-of-ied-attack-it-carried-out-in-july/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:57 pm

    airstrike wrote:tbh I don't know what took them this long to release this.

    Kurdish PKK releases footage of IED attack it carried out in July

    http://conflict-watch.com/2016/09/23/kurdish-pkk-releases-footage-of-ied-attack-it-carried-out-in-july/

    First confirmed loss of the Ejder Yalçin. Damn they overkilled that MRAP. For sure that was Kurdish Space Agency first flight to the Moon.

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    Post  airstrike on Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:53 pm

    Explosion on railway track leaves train driver wounded in southeastern Turkey

    http://conflict-watch.com/2016/09/25/explosion-on-railway-track-leaves-train-driver-wounded-in-southeastern-turkey/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  airstrike on Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:41 pm

    Video: Kurdish PKK fighters storm a Turkish Army base

    http://conflict-watch.com/2016/09/26/video-kurdish-pkk-fighters-storm-a-turkish-army-base/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  zorobabel on Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:33 pm

    VBIED attack in Hakkari province killed 9+ soldiers (latest report says 13) and several civilians:



    http://aryenhaber5.com/hakkari-semdinlide-hayatini-kaybeden-asker-sayisi-13-oldu/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:21 pm


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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:35 pm

    SVBIED? PKK? I died a little inside.


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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:15 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:SVBIED? PKK? I died a little inside.


    But not when they attacked SAA positions in 2015/16? Militant Kurds have proven that they cant be trusted, they've caused clashes in virtually every country they've had a presence in, whether its Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and finally in Syria, and they have a serious dark history of ethnic cleansing (something that Westerners have conveniently ignored)....our position should be to sit back and eat some popcorn. Nothing better than to see two forms of putrid wipe each other out. If only we could get JAN and ISIS to wipe each other out on a more regular basis.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  zorobabel on Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:29 pm

    Turkish-backed FSA have been attacking YPG/SDF-held Sheikh Issa and Harbul for 3 days backed by Turkish airstrikes and artillery -- failed to take either. Turkey is now sending in tanks. 1 Turkish tank disabled already.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:37 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:SVBIED? PKK? I died a little inside.


    But not when they attacked SAA positions in 2015/16? Militant Kurds have proven that they cant be trusted, they've caused clashes in virtually every country they've had a presence in, whether its Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and finally in Syria, and they have a serious dark history of ethnic cleansing (something that Westerners have conveniently ignored)....our position should be to sit back and eat some popcorn. Nothing better than to see two forms of putrid wipe each other out. If only we could get JAN and ISIS to wipe each other out on a more regular basis.

    PYD has never used these kind of tactics in Syria AFAIK. PKK has had word passed for suicide in case of cornering, but this just like any Al Nusra, ISIS video. While I get that there's "nothing exceptional" about this, it's still very disheartening. I'm not deploring IED's, VBIED's. But this is Jihadi stuff.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  zorobabel on Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:18 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:SVBIED? PKK? I died a little inside.


    But not when they attacked SAA positions in 2015/16? Militant Kurds have proven that they cant be trusted, they've caused clashes in virtually every country they've had a presence in, whether its Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and finally in Syria, and they have a serious dark history of ethnic cleansing (something that Westerners have conveniently ignored)....our position should be to sit back and eat some popcorn. Nothing better than to see two forms of putrid wipe each other out. If only we could get JAN and ISIS to wipe each other out on a more regular basis.

    PYD has never used these kind of tactics in Syria AFAIK. PKK has had word passed for suicide in case of cornering, but this just like any Al Nusra, ISIS video. While I get that there's "nothing exceptional" about this, it's still very disheartening. I'm not deploring IED's, VBIED's. But this is Jihadi stuff.
    Yes, the military wing of the PKK seems to have become more radicalized over the past 2 years of fighting.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  VladimirSahin on Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:34 am

    zorobabel wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:SVBIED? PKK? I died a little inside.


    But not when they attacked SAA positions in 2015/16? Militant Kurds have proven that they cant be trusted, they've caused clashes in virtually every country they've had a presence in, whether its Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and finally in Syria, and they have a serious dark history of ethnic cleansing (something that Westerners have conveniently ignored)....our position should be to sit back and eat some popcorn. Nothing better than to see two forms of putrid wipe each other out. If only we could get JAN and ISIS to wipe each other out on a more regular basis.

    PYD has never used these kind of tactics in Syria AFAIK. PKK has had word passed for suicide in case of cornering, but this just like any Al Nusra, ISIS video. While I get that there's "nothing exceptional" about this, it's still very disheartening. I'm not deploring IED's, VBIED's. But this is Jihadi stuff.
    Yes, the military wing of the PKK seems to have become more radicalized over the past 2 years of fighting.

    PKK was always radical IIRC, they're no different than FSA. Apparently according to my Turkish friend most of them are not Kurds but Armenians who claim to be Kurds pirat anyways seriously those guys are no good either, it wouldn't be right to cheer them up the same way cheering up FSA is.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:56 am

    VladimirSahin wrote:
    zorobabel wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:SVBIED? PKK? I died a little inside.


    But not when they attacked SAA positions in 2015/16? Militant Kurds have proven that they cant be trusted, they've caused clashes in virtually every country they've had a presence in, whether its Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and finally in Syria, and they have a serious dark history of ethnic cleansing (something that Westerners have conveniently ignored)....our position should be to sit back and eat some popcorn. Nothing better than to see two forms of putrid wipe each other out. If only we could get JAN and ISIS to wipe each other out on a more regular basis.

    PYD has never used these kind of tactics in Syria AFAIK. PKK has had word passed for suicide in case of cornering, but this just like any Al Nusra, ISIS video. While I get that there's "nothing exceptional" about this, it's still very disheartening. I'm not deploring IED's, VBIED's. But this is Jihadi stuff.
    Yes, the military wing of the PKK seems to have become more radicalized over the past 2 years of fighting.

    PKK was always radical IIRC, they're no different than FSA. Apparently according to my Turkish friend most of them are not Kurds but Armenians who claim to be Kurds pirat anyways seriously those guys are no good either, it wouldn't be right to cheer them up the same way cheering up FSA is.

    PKK has always been radical because they were a Marxist movement, but they never relied on SVBIED's because of the impact these things have. Although there have been even more radical groups than the PKK that have gone to those lengths, the Mo has always been one of guerilla, not jihadi crap.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  airstrike on Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:37 pm

    Turkish Otokar Cobra APC targeted by PKK IED in Mardin

    http://echelon-defense.com/2016/10/23/turkish-otokar-cobra-apc-targeted-by-pkk-ied-in-mardin/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  Airman on Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:43 pm

    Turkish military forces hit 51 positions of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria, according to the statement of Turkey's General Staff.

    Our Armed Forces hit eight IS positions and 51 positions of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). Syrian opposition continues conducting operation on driving PYD militants out of the three settlements to the south of the city of Marea. The fighting resulted in deaths of four and injuries of 20 opposition fighters. Three PYD militants were eliminated," the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201610231046633402-turkey-pyd-syria/

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  Airman on Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:07 pm



    lol!  Laughing Turkish Land Forces doesnt use BMP-1.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  zorobabel on Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:32 pm

    Turkish tanks reportedly retreating to Al-Rai after the unsuccessful attempt to dislodge YPG-SDF from several villages: https://twitter.com/Syria_Rebel_Obs/status/790197325863985156

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  calm on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:03 pm

    Crazy erdogan, 20milion Kurds, and he wants more. All of them from Syria and almost all from Iraq.   Laughing

    Erdogan mouthpiece aTV showing Turkey's expanded map as if it's the most natural thing in the world and the Turks jump for joy.


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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  Airman on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:23 pm

    calm wrote:Crazy erdogan, 20milion Kurds, and he wants more. All of them from Syria and almost all from Iraq.   Laughing

    Erdogan mouthpiece aTV showing Turkey's expanded map as if it's the most natural thing in the world and the Turks jump for joy.

    This map is Misak-ı Millî Borders.

    Mustafa Kemal said "It is the nation's iron fist that writes the Nation's Oath which is the main principle of our independence to the annals of history."

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misak-ı_Millî

    But We don't think to expand our borders in nowadays.

    Also I didn't watch video but I will watch soon.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  eehnie on Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:28 am

    calm wrote:Crazy erdogan, 20milion Kurds, and he wants more. All of them from Syria and almost all from Iraq.   Laughing

    Erdogan mouthpiece aTV showing Turkey's expanded map as if it's the most natural thing in the world and the Turks jump for joy.


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    And still some in this forum talk about secret deals between Russia and Turkey.

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  VladimirSahin on Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:22 pm

    It's all just talk from Turkey guys, behind curtains the situations is very different

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    Re: Kurdish [PKK,YPG]–Turkish conflict

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:48 pm

    somehow I am hoping turkey walks into this trap. nothing good ever comes out of invading iraq.

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