Syrian Civil War: military operations (the show must go on)

Dec 2015
510
Middle East
Writing numbers/explicit zeros isn't going to mitigate your poor interaction with English Grammar. Syria was (according to your claim) Christian majority, not anymore. It is now a Sunni-majority country.
Ok... lets have it your way.... Syria is a sunni-majority country and hence should be ruled by a sunni.... But before the expulsion of the 30,000,000 Christians, Syria was also ruled by a sunni ottoman sultan even though sunnis were a minority in syria....

What about Bahrian? Should the ruler there be a Shia?
 
Mar 2016
819
Eindhoven
Ok... lets have it your way.... Syria is a sunni-majority country and hence should be ruled by a sunni.... But before the expulsion of the 30,000,000 Christians, Syria was also ruled by a sunni ottoman sultan even though sunnis were a minority in syria....

What about Bahrian? Should the ruler there be a Shia?
At no point I suggested Syria should be ruled by Sunnis. Best course of action for Syria would be setting aside sectarian differences, but that seems too hard for these people. As for last line, Ottoman Empire didn't thrive to be a democracy nor was it post-modern state. It was a characteristic Turkish Empire, meaning all powers to the central state. No one gets to rule but the state.
 

Dreamhunter

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Jun 2012
7,505
Malaysia
What is the total population of the Kurdish people, combining those currently living within the territories of Turkey, Syria, Iraq & Iran?
 

sparky

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Jan 2017
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Sydney
about 35 millions
they are divided in several sub groups with different dialects and political leaderships
there is a lot in Turkey , Iraq some in Syria and a smattering in Lebanon and the ex USSR Caucasus
 
May 2017
1,201
Syria
The YPG has in their recent statement invited the Syrian army to enter the areas they'll be withdrawing from prior to the Turkish attack. So far, the Syrian army entered the town of al-Arimah and some areas west of Manbij.
 
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sparky

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Jan 2017
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Sydney
From Reuters news agency
Syrian army enters Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey | Reuters

That always was the main chance , the YPG has good relations with Assad and great relations with the Russians
there was some argument on their post war "autonomy within the sovereign territory of Syria "
but they certainly can deal with Assad better than with the US allie Turkey

the only question is how long will it take for the Syrian army to move East of the Euphrates into Dar al Zur
my guess ...... a couple of weeks after the last US soldier leave
 

Nemowork

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Jan 2011
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South of the barcodes
The YPG has in their recent statement invited the Syrian army to enter the areas they'll be withdrawing from prior to the Turkish attack. So far, the Syrian army entered the town of al-Arimah and some areas west of Manbij.
I think they were already in west Manbij as a buffer zone between the YPG and the Turks, so theyre just backfilling where the YPG pull out.
 

sparky

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Jan 2017
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Sydney
Time will tell , the situation was somewhat blocked but now is ripening nicely

Is it some kind of Irony ,
after sitting on their hands for MONTHS , the SDF supported by the Alliance is making good ground against the last pocket of Daesh on the Euphrates
a mention of the French artillery which once again prove the usefulness of this weapon in battle once observer can direct the fire
 
May 2015
1,061
The Netherlands
Is it some kind of Irony ,
after sitting on their hands for MONTHS , the SDF supported by the Alliance is making good ground against the last pocket of Daesh on the Euphrates
a mention of the French artillery which once again prove the usefulness of this weapon in battle once observer can direct the fire
I wouldn't call it sitting on their hands. There has been pretty much constant fighting for the past couple of months. The difference is Kurdish units were brought in to replace low-grade Arab units. Also, the last counteroffensive by ISIS must have cost a lot of experienced fighters.
 

Dreamhunter

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Jun 2012
7,505
Malaysia
They can afford even less to let Daesh breathe easy & get any opportunity to regroup & rebuild, I don't think.