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Turkey bombs Kurdistan for the first time in 17 months. TAF fighters attacked the SDF in Sayda (Ain Issa) on the Nowruz eve. It is no longer a proxy war in northern Syria, Ankara fuels an escalation with unpredictable outcomes
Turkey raises its game against the SDF in Kurdistan. TAF fighters, for the first time in 17 months, bombed Kurdish force posts throughout Syrian territory. Moreover, on the eve of Nowruz. The area involved is Sayda (Ain Issa), which for three consecutive days has seen pro-Ankara militias try in vain to infiltrate the M4. The air intervention is a clear violation of the truce, mediated by Russia, and changes the paradigm of the conflict, risking to fuel an escalation with unpredictable outcomes. The SDF and the Syrian army (SAA), in fact, could target the two Turkish bases in the quadrant and Moscow would have few “weapons” to prevent this. This would likely trigger new Ankara air strikes and Kurdish counter-responses in a vicious circle. The tension is skyrocketing at the moment and everyone is hard at work defusing the bomb.