Turkey Warns Syria To Not Aid The Kurds In The Afrin Region, And Has Started Shelling Approaching Syrian Forces

BBC: Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish-held area of Afrin to confront what state media called "aggression by the Turkish regime".

The government was asked to send forces by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to repel an offensive by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels.

Photos showed "Popular Forces" fighters passing through a checkpoint in armoured vehicles and pick-up trucks.

Shortly afterwards, Turkish forces reportedly shelled the area.

Turkey had threatened to confront government forces if they intervened.

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WNU Editor: The battle is about to intensify between Turkey and Kurd-Syrian forces in the Afrin region of northern Syria .... Pro-Syrian government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey (Reuters). The Turkish offensive also appears to be slowing down .... Turkey's Syria offensive enters 2nd month with slow progress (AFP).

Update: Maybe the Syrian forces are not entering the Afrin region to assist the Kurds .... Syrian Troops Retreat from Kurdish Enclave of Afrin (VOA).

More News On Turkey's Military Offensive Against The Kurds In Northern Syria

The Latest: Erdogan: Pro-Syrian forces pushed back in Afrin -- AP
Kurdish fighters say Syrian army has arrived to thwart Turkish offensive in Afrin -- Washington Post
Pro-government fighters move into Syria's Afrin -- Al Jazeera
Syrian civil war: regime forces come to Kurds' aid against Turkey in Afrin -- The Independent
Turkey to lay siege to Afrin city center soon: Erdogan -- Anadolu Agency
Turkey says will lay siege to Syria's Afrin 'in coming days' -- AFP
Erdogan: Turkish army will besiege Afrin within days -- DW
Erdogan: Syrian Forces Tried to Enter Afrin, Retreated After Turkey's Shelling -- Sputnik
Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin -- Al Jazeera
Turkey warns Assad not to intervene in Kurdish enclave -- The Guardian
Risk of Syrian Clash With Turkey Rises as Forces Enter Afrin -- Bloomberg

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