US getting "conflicting signals" from Turkey on ops in Afrin Syria, per senior administration official

Map. History of Turkey conflict

22 February 2018
Helûbiyê village is being shelled now
4 week ago
More Special Forces of the Turkish Army are arriving to the Turkish-Syrian Border, in preparation to enter Afrin
4 week ago
Turkey to inform PACE on ongoing Afrin operation
Kurdish-led authorities of northeast Syria called for mass mobilization in defense of Afrin against Turkey-led military offensive "If necessary all soldiers here will go to Afrin We are ready at any moment" (this would require passing through govt territory)
Turkey to build 500 tents in Azaz for 3,000 civilians
Kurdish Red Crescent in Afrin says town of Jindires and villages are still under heavy Turkish attacks. Red Crescent says 5 civilians confirmed dead and 27 others inured
YPG battle footage from operation today to capture Hemamê village, south west of Afrin near Turkish border.
Ammunitions that have been captured from YPG in the Afrin region4 week ago
Ammunitions that have been captured from YPG in the Afrin region
#AfrinOperation forces are advancing faster near of Rajo town West Afrin
Artillery shelling by Turkish army at Jarablus city on locations of YPG on the western Euphrates River bank
#AfrinOperation forces started a new attack on Afrin from the south near of Sama'an castle North Daret Ezza in the western rural areas of Aleppo
"They can range that area" US official says of Syria air defenses "We think the implication there is that the agreement made with Turkey was to guarantee that the Syrian government would not prevent Turkish aircraft from flying missions"
"Turkey and Russia struck an agreement to allow the offensive to take place," per official, pointing to Turkish planes flying uncontested into Syria airspace
Turkey ops in Afrin Syria not impacting Kurdish allies of the US, at least "not so far," per 2nd administration official
"To the extent that they've had outside partners, it's been the Russians and others" official says of Kurd forces in Afrin Syria "If they're to feel any betrayal, they should look to their own partners"
US senior administration official says US and Turkey "still share a desire for the same end states in Syria"
US message to Turkey - "We urge them to limit the incursion as much as possibleto ensure that its operations are limited in scope and duration," per official "We want to ensure no party allows Assad's brutal government back into Afrin Syria
"There's been rhetoric from President Erdogan and there's been some more private messaging,' per official "We're waiting to see how things develop on the ground" re Turkey Afrin Syria
"We're engaging with a number of different Turkish interlocutors on the military and the political side, and the MFA and then in and around president Erdogan and all of their messages aren't the same" per sr administration official Turkey Afrin Syria
US getting "conflicting signals" from Turkey on ops in Afrin Syria, per senior administration official
SOHR: 4 children and women were killed in Turkish shelling on Afrin rising the death toll to 30 civilians killed in 4 consecutive days of aerial and ground shelling on the area
Turkey will do what is necessary for national security: FM Çavuşoğlu
Turkish SOF with their new Technicals4 week ago
Turkish SOF with their new Technicals
4 week ago
President Erdoğan, French counterpart Macron discuss Operation Olive Branch, latest developments in Syria in phone call
Muntasır Billah Turkmeni fighter undergoes treatment after inures during operation Olive Branch in Afrin4 week ago
Muntasır Billah Turkmeni fighter undergoes treatment after inures during operation Olive Branch in Afrin
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says he has told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that support for YPG should end in order to have cooperation in Syria
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says President Erdogan will speak to US President Trump on Wednesday
4 week ago
Kurdish security units regain control of the border village of Hamam in the Afrin area, hours after the Turkish army and the Euphrates shield control
All news about YPG recaptured all of the Birsaya mountain are false. More than half of the mountain under #OpOliveBranch control.
FM Çavuşoğlu, US counterpart Tillerson discuss Afrin operation at Paris meeting
AfrinOp: today's geolocations confirm #OliveBranch still controls Abudan/Ebudane E. of Bulbul while YPG holds Shenqal
AfrinOp: today's geolocations confirm OliveBranch still controls Abudan/Ebudane E. of Bulbul while YPG holds Shenqal
2 women and 2 children have killed in Dayr Ballout village in Ginderis region as result of Turkish bombardment
"National Syrian Army" advancing to Umer Uşağı village within the scope of Olive Branch operation.
4 week ago
SDF forces resized the village of Hemam in Jindires district after clashes with Turkish army- ANHA
Armored vehicles belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces in Burseya Mountain.
TRT video: Turkey's mission in Afrin explained.4 week ago
TRT video: Turkey's mission in Afrin explained.
TRT video: Turkey's mission in Afrin explained.
Renewed rocket attack reported in Kilis Turkey4 week ago
Renewed rocket attack reported in Kilis Turkey
Video footage confirms the yesterday's airstrikes in the countryside of Ras al Ayn.
YPG YAT units in the village of Shengal in Afrin
3 rockets from Afrin area hit Kilis city of Turkiye. Sirens of ambulances on the rush.4 week ago
3 rockets from Afrin area hit Kilis city of Turkiye. Sirens of ambulances on the rush.
Turkish warplanes are bombarding the Center of Jindires district in Canton Afrin
Visual evidence: FSA fighters inside the captured Omar Ushagi/Omeran village after clashes with YPG
Syria interim government in Hatay issues formal decree asking for 18-50 y.o volunteers to enlist for fight vs YPG4 week ago
Syria interim government in Hatay issues formal decree asking for 18-50 y.o volunteers to enlist for fight vs YPG
Ankara says Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is not directed against the Kurds, and aims to bring peace along the Turkish-Syrian border4 week ago
Ankara says Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is not directed against the Kurds, and aims to bring peace along the Turkish-Syrian border
Olive Branch operation: 3 Leopard tanks and 1 M60T waiting at the border4 week ago
Olive Branch operation: 3 Leopard tanks and 1 M60T waiting at the border
#OpOliveBranch room announced that Omar Usaghi captured from PYD, south of Rajo.
4 week ago
"We will continue the operation Olive Branch until all the refugees return to their homes" - Erdogan spokesman says
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller: a democratic, strong and stable Turkey is important for our shared security4 week ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller: "a democratic, strong and stable Turkey is important for our shared security"
TR-122 ÇNRA shelling towards Afrin4 week ago
TR-122 ÇNRA shelling towards Afrin
4 week ago
Deputy Secretary General @Gottemoeller reviews some ways in which NATO fights terrorism: @ResoluteSupport training mission in Afghanistan; training in Iraq; surveillance flights for @coalition; new Intelligence Divison; and a new Hub for the South at @JFC Naples
4 week ago
[email protected] gives examples of "NATO's strong commitment to the defence of Turkey": support for air defences; AWACS surveillance flights from Konya; increased naval presence in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean
4 week ago
At the National Defence University, DSG @Gottemoeller thanks Turkey for counter-terrorism expertise, contributions to @ResoluteSupport and @NATO KFOR and support for Ukraine: "I thank Turkey for these and so many other contributions."
4 week ago
Deputy Secretary General @Gottemoeller addresses the National Defence University in Istanbul: "NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey"
YPG/PYD call for carrying arms to defense Afrin in face of the Turkish attack
YPG: FSA and Turkish Army suffered 53 casualties and 38 wounded during the past 3 days of clashes east of Afrin and in Shehba canton
FSA and TAF/TSK captured Hamam village and the surrounding hills near the village
EuphratesShield will call for Syria FSA volunteers specifically for AfrinOperasyonu. Sources suggest Afrin op to endure and/or expand in scope.4 week ago
#EuphratesShield will call for Syria FSA volunteers specifically for #AfrinOperasyonu. Sources suggest Afrin op to endure and/or expand in scope.
Footage showing YPG(-linked) forces fighting back OliveBranch assault on Hamam front, on border with Turkey.1 month ago
Footage showing YPG(-linked) forces fighting back OliveBranch assault on Hamam front, on border with Turkey.
1 month ago
Olive Branch: FSA launch an offensive from Jandaris front and capture Qushla village in Afrin area northern Syria's Aleppo
Turkish warplanes carried out several airstrikes in the outskirts of Rajo.
AfrinOp: FSA (Samarkand Brigade) lost its first field commander during assault on Hamam village.1 month ago
#AfrinOp: FSA (Samarkand Brigade) lost its first field commander during assault on Hamam village.
US Defense Secretary: The Turkish operation in Syria is dispersing efforts to defeat ISIS in Syria
As Faylaq al-Sham claims Adamli village captured
Turkish army and National army captured 5 strategic hills overlooking to Rajo area.
Adama/Adamanli village is still under control of FSA and TAF forces. Afrin
1 month ago
US defense secretary Mattis calls on Turkey for 'restraint' in Syria
Southwestern Afrin attacked by at least 15 mortar rounds, landing in a village in the Jandaris district
1 month ago
Adama/Adamanlı village recaptured and Hamam( village captured from YPG. waiting official statement for Hamam.
France concern about Afrin operation and asks Turkish authorities "utmost restrain" - French MFA
1 month ago
Clashes between YPG and Turkish-backed forces at Hemam village, Western Afrin
Clashes between YPG and Turkish-backed forces at Hemam village, Western Afrin
AfrinOp: Bersaya Mount remains under #OliveBranch control after failed YPG counter-attack yesterday night. Bad weather is back over NW. Syria, which will inevitably slow down operations.
Clashes between SDF and ISIS in the towns of Gharanji and al-Bahrah village
1 month ago
US and Turkey begin diplomatic dialogue amid strained ties between the NATO allies as Ankara's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region enters its fourth day
Turkish Armed Forces and FSA are again at Mount Birsaya as Turkish TV is live broadcoasting.
1 month ago
Harassment fire reported at border police station in Mardin
High level US delegation consisting of the Department of State and Department of Defense has arrived in Ankara1 month ago
High level US delegation consisting of the Department of State and Department of Defense has arrived in Ankara
Footage shows YPG still in control of the village of Adama (Ada Manli) of Rajo in Afrin this morning.
Rocket fell inside Qamishli. YPG related media claim the rocket was fired from Turkish territories.
Turkish aviation operations reported in North Iraq
TuAF shelling PYD positions in Jandaris, Afrin.
1 month ago
. @AlMonitor contributor, @Sibelhurtas who writes about minorities and human rights was detained along with at least 3 other journalists today
Footage shows Turkish Army striking YPG in Afrin countryside
Turkish military says 1 Turkish soldier killed on third day of Olive Branch Operation in Syria's Afrin