Turkey and Russia increase strikes in Syria

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Turkey and Russia, as well as Russian-backed Syrian regime forces, appear to have increased attacks in Syria in recent days. Turkey is hammering Kurdish positions near Ain Issa with the first airstrikes in months, according to reports. Russia or the Syrian regime it supports is hammering Syrians in areas Turkey occupies in northern Syria. It appears the end goal is mostly to punish Syrians, but not achieve much else since Turkey, Russia and Iran all work together in Syria. Turkey has targeted the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Turkey often seeks to bombard Kurds every time Turkey’s ruling AK Party wants more votes at home. Turkey’s Lira is in free fall and major Kurdish gatherings for the Newroz festival may have angered Ankara, with the result that it decided to attack random people in Syria.

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