“Turkish artillery shelled Syrian territory, targeting Syrian Kurdish positions and the positions of the Syrian Arab Army,” SANA news agency reported citing the letter.
The shelling targeted the Menagh military air base and the nearby village of Maranaz.
Kurdish forces and the Syrian Army had taken control of the air base on Thursday.
The Menagh base had previously been controlled by the Ahrar ash-Sham Islamist terrorist gangs, which seized it in August of 2013. Ahrar ash-Sham jihadist mercenaries at the base had been supported by Al-Nusra terrorists and some other gangs of barbarian apes coming from Turkey.
Ahrar ash-Sham is a terrorist gang that has trained teenagers to commit acts of terror in Damascus, Homs, and Latakia provinces, according to data provided to the Russian Defense Ministry by Syrian opposition forces.
The group was getting serious reinforcements from Turkey, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a briefing in Moscow on January 21.
“The shelling of Syrian territory by the Turkish artillery amounts to direct support of terrorist groups by Turkey and is an act of aggression against the Syrian people”, SANA reported.
MAJOR UPDATE -1-
MORE FIGHTING as Saudis and Turks Attack Syria
Turkey and Saudi Arabia say they will step up operations and send in ground troops if no resolution found.
RADAR CONFIRMATION ! ! ! ! !
According to military sources, Turkish F16s are taking off from Diyarbakir base to attack targets in northern Syria.
UPDATE 5:19 PM Eastern US Time —
Well, Turkey might just get what it wants:
Syrian Democratic Forces SDF have warned #Turkey that they will retaliate if artillery attacks continue… #Twitterkurds #Rojava
#BREAKING U.S. asks Turkey to stop the bombing of the Kurds and the forces of the regime in Syria
Informed regime source: #Russia has decided to close all Syrian-Turkish border crossings by force.
MAJOR UPDATE – 2 –
FIGHTING HAS BEGUN.
Turkey Shelling into Syria,
Directly Attacking Syrian Arab Army
and perimeter of Russian Base in Latakia
The Saudi forces allegedly deployed are designed for operations to protect the royals. Saudi SF are not trained for foreign engagements, have no familiarity with Syrian, Iranian, or other combat operations.It would be like sending our TSA to fight the Mexican Drug cartels in Monterrey.If the Saudi and GCC SF’s engage in combat inside of Syria without US oversight, they will lose 50% of their forces in the first engagement with Syrian or Hezbollah forces who now have learned how to launch coordinated air and ground assaults on enemy positions.… . . . . . .The Saudi military is a joke.The Saudis have a bigger problem; they don’t even control their Southern border. They are losing tanks, men, and other equipment daily to a bunch of sandal clad Houthi warriors while they have the “best” equipment from the United States.“Whatever propaganda the Saudis continue to feed their domestic population,” he says, “is being betrayed by the arrival of body bags from the front lines.”
SOURCES: Russia Today Major Updates by Superstation95 Submitted by 'The Old Sniper' Newsroom editing by SyrianPatriots War Press Info Network at: https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/turks-shelling/ ~