Turkish Army Convoy ATTACKED BY SYRIA Fighter Jets; Russian General KILLED in later Attacks

Turkish Army Convoy ATTACKED BY SYRIA Fighter Jets; Russian General KILLED in later Attacks
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A large convoy of Turkish Army troops, weapons and equipment is being attacked by the Syria Arab Air Force this morning and Turkey is now scrambling its own fighter jets to fight the Syrian attack!  UPDATED 3:04 PM EDT - A RUSSIAN GENERAL HAS BEEN KILLED IN SYRIA . . .

The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) was bombing a militant site in southern Idlib this morning as the Turkish military was sending to a convoy towards the city of Khan Sheikhoun.

Fierce clashes are ongoing at this moment between the rebels and pro-Assad forces on the hill of Tal Nimr in the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, so why the Turkish Army was heading there is not exactly clear . . .

The Syrian foreign ministry just published a statement saying that a Turkish military convoy is carrying weapons destined for militants entered Syria at early morning and was trying to reach Khan Shaykhun to aid rebels there and blaming Turkey for any further escalation in the area.

Video shows the Turkish Army convoy being bombed by Syria:

According to radio chatter between government airbase and pilots in Idlib, the Syrian government instructed the pilots to keep trying to block the Turkish convoy and even bomb it before reaching Hiesh, in south Idlib!

As of 5:56 AM EDT this morning (Monday), Turkish warplanes are heading to Idlib to defend their convoy.  This could result in direct fighting between Turkey and Syria air forces. 

Stay tuned for updates . . . .

 

UPDATE 6:45 AM EDT --

Locals reporting that a Turkish F16 flying over Khan Shaykhoun.

 

UPDATE 6:53 AM EDT --

Turkey has placed its armed forces and all the SNA factions on full alert.

 

UPDATE 7:20 AM EDT --

If the Syria regime keeps preventing Turkish military convoy, Turkish army will respond militarily - local news agencies reporting

 

 ***** BULLETIN *****

Two Turkish Air Force's F-16C Block 40s of 152 Filo which had been scrambled from Incirlik Air Base to protect the military convoy of Turkey which is (illegally) passing through Idlib are now flying over KhanShaykhun.  In response, a pair of Russian Su-35s are airborne!

Syria government warplanes targeted the Turkish military convoy for the second time in Heish village north Khan Sheikhoun in south Idlib . . .

 

UPDATE 7:42 AM EDT --

Turkish Defense Ministry: "During the transfer to Idlib Observatory Point No. 9, an air raid was organized on our convoy, 3 civilians were killed and 12 civilians were injured."  

MORE:

"We condemn the attack on the Turkish convoy, as violation of the existing agreements and cooperation between Russia and Turkey ."

 

 ASSESSMENT:

The Syrian Arab Army is about to enter Khan Sheikhoun, and Turkey would thus lose with the town a strategic military point.

So now that Islamic militants are not able to defend it anymore, Turkey sent in a convoy of it's official military.

Turkey has thus invaded Syria, officially now, and engaged in combat against it.

Turkey now has S400 also, and can more safely do aerial incursions into Syria. Russia might have saved Syria so far, but this Turkey thing seems like it only saved it temporary, and will have to choose allies now.

 

 UPDATE 10:25 AM EDT --

Russia Air Force's Su-35S fighter jets are still airborne patrolling over Idlib to confront Turkish Air Force's F-16s which might carry-out airstrike against Syrian Army near Khan Sheykhun or confront the Syria Arab Air Force's MiG-29s & Su-22s flying over there.

 

COVERT INTEL

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 UPDATE 10:42 AM EDT --

More Turkish Armed Forces tanks and reinforcements are waiting in Hatay at the border, to be sent for Turkey's second observation point near Khan Shaykhun

 

UPDATE 10:53 AM EDT --

Turkish vehicles loaded with engineering fortification mechanisms went from the Turkish observation post in Surman towards the Turkish convoy on the outskirts of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of Idlib 

 

UPDATE 11:13 AM EDT --

Rebels confirming road into Khan Sheikhoun has 'been cut.'  SAA and pro-regime militias are now in 'full' control of Al-Nimr Hilltop from which they are directing their fire onto any oncoming traffic.

The cutting-off of this road by Syria was the ONE thing Turkey dreaded because it leaves all of Turkish-backed Rebels and terrorists without supply lines.  This road being kept open was essential to Turkey's apparently nefarious intentions.  The Syrians have won a decisive victory today. If rebels (and the Turkish army?!) do not recapture the points, encirclement will happen soon.

 

UPDATE 11:58 AM EDT --

French President Macron tells Russia's Putin to respect ceasefire in Syria's Idlib.  Putin says that armed groups have increased their control in the area adding, Russia will continue to support Syrian regime troops.

 

HAL TURNER COMMENTARY

For those unfamiliar, when Russia entered the fray inside Syria to support the Democratically elected President, Bashar Assad, it tipped the balance of power in favor of the legitimate Syrian Army.   From that moment, Syria began retaking areas of the country which had been seized by ISIS and by western-backed "Rebels." THe Rebels are backed by France, the United Kingdom and the United States, referred-to sarcastically as FUKUS.

As Russia focused its efforts, the ISIS Terrorists were smashed and fled.  Then the Rebels got a taste of Russian firepower and they fled to . . . . Idlib.

Early-on, it was the intention of Russia to smash the hell out of Idlib and put an immediate end to the fiasco inside Sytria, but FUKUS whined and screamed there would be massive civilian casualties and demanded Syria abandon such plans.

Syria agreed to a safe zone if rebels inside would surrender their arms.  The Rebels refused.  But FUKUS demand was never withdrawn, so Syria and Russia changed focus for awhile to clean up other parts of Syria in the meantime.

Now that most of Syria is cleaned up, it's time to deal with the Rebels in Idlib.  Enter Turkey.   Turkey has been a key player with ISIS theft of Syrian oil and in supplying western-backed rebels.  Turkey intended to block the Syrian Army from progressing in Idlib, but the Turk army convoy got bombed by Syrian jets.

The convoy never arrived and the rebels are almost encircled. The Rebels will be annihilated.

Now France rears its head (again) trying to buy time for the rebels. 

Russia should ignore such talk and smash the hell out of the rebels throughout Idlib once and for all.  Put a final stop to the horrors created under the Obama Administration while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.  It was they who started all this crap in Syria; it should all end now.

UPDATE 3:04 PM EDT --

After the success of the Syrian Arab Army at stopping the Turkish Army Convoy and routing the Terrorists and Rebels in southern Idlib province, the Rebels began launching long-range GRAD Missiles from Idlib against the Russian air base in  Hmeimim military airport. Those GRAD missile strikes have lead to the death of a Russian general who was the supervisor of the air command operations on #Idlib province.  (HT REMARK: This will lead to a major escalation against Idlib by Russia)

Putin's Idlib comments during meeting w/Macron:
- before Sochi, terrorists controlled 50% of #Idlib, now it's 90% 
- continuous raids, terrorists relocating worldwide
- Hmeimim air base attack attempts
- Russia supports the SAA offensive 
- no one and nothing will halt Russia-Syria offensive in northwest to "neutralize these terrorist threats"

 MORE:

Despite warnings from the Syrian regime and SyAAF attack on Turkish convoy, Turkey continue to send large convoys of military vehicles and armored vehicles to Idlib Syria .

Such concentration of power within Idlib was never seen. Tension has just begun. . .

 

INTEL UPDATE --

Assad regime sources confirmed that the general killed at the Hmeymim air base was the person responsible for the airstrikes in Idlib...  This now __APPEARS__ to have been orchestrated by Turkey against Russia!

 

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Billy Williams · 29 days ago
    Why isnt this on the news
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    Kevin Burger · 29 days ago
    Turkey invokes article 5 and hold on to your butts. We gunna be going for a ride. Preps for something like this have been in the works for over a month. Bolo for stop loss
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      JON MCGLOIN · 29 days ago
      Can you explain what article 5 is and why I now want to eat a big beefy burger?
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        JON MCGLOIN · 29 days ago
        As in NATO ? Please provide a link on the info thanks and please for all of us get rid of half of these damn click ads!! Way too many.
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        Kevin Burger · 29 days ago
        Article 5. An attack on one nato member is an attack on all pretty much.

        Cause if you eat enough meet then you’ll wanna kill something. It’s what our country was founded on
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    His self · 1 months ago
    Staggering losses for the terrorists in vehicles........

    https://twitter.com/123_Skandinavia/status/1163529785328513024

    Likely terrorist deaths are in the thousands. Simply beautiful!
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    His self · 1 months ago
    Hal, do you have a link to the death of the Russian General? I have not been able to find any evidence of such a death in the past 48hrs.
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    His self · 1 months ago
    An update on the turkish convoy that was stopped as it attempted to resupply the terroists in and below Khan Sheikhoun.............

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/08/syria-army-cuts-off-khan-shaykhun-russia-bombs-turkish-reinforcement.html#more
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    His self · 1 months ago
    For the record Hal, turkey has been a major sponsor of the proxy war against Syria since the war's inception.

    Since Moscow's patience with turkey has clearly run out, the attacks on turkish formations that appear to be supporting the terrorists will continue.

    For the terrorists and the turkish military, its going to be a bloodbath to the turkish border.
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    His self · 1 months ago
    Russian Su-35S supporting the SAAAf operations over southern Idlib...........

    https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee/status/1163546740336799745

    Barbak, BTW, is a mossad mouthpiece.
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    E Cook · 1 months ago
    This could get confusing. "This now __APPEARS__ to have been orchestrated by Turkey against Russia!" So Turkey bought the S-400 systems from Russia and may have to use them against Russia? Russia can probably zap them and render useless. A big question from me Hal is How will all this play out with NATO? Will Turkey crank up the nukes? (That would be really stupid) I think these nukes are shared through NATO?
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    Martin Mills · 1 months ago
    Erdogan will regret Poking the Bear.
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    CHAD BRUNDY · 1 months ago
    Can't argue Obama and Hillary started this fiasco, but you are blinded by Trump even more so by ignoring the fact he has continuously contributed to this debacle time and time again. When is the " Right" "Conservative Patriotic Americans" which would include you Hal, going to see things for what they really are not what you hope them to be. You have written extensive articles the past few years stating if such and such doesn't get done or so and so doesn't get prosecuted you are done with this whole sham. Well here we are Hal with 2 1/2 years into Trump's Presidency and it's the same old shit. More excuses, more 4D chess bullshit, more cover ups, more rights being taken away and you still Trumpet Trump as if he is the only one who can save America. You want the Truth, here it is simplified and condensed. " The only thing that could save America is for the Conservative God Fearing Americans to wake the hell up, hit their knees, and ask God to forgive this nation for all its debauchery. Quit crying about the Left because their is no Right and Left, they are one and the same. Quit putting hope in our government and the leaders of this country, they are corrupt and you know this but you refuse to call it out.
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      Steve Roberts · 1 months ago
      Stupid post. Really stupid.
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        CHAD BRUNDY · 29 days ago
        It's only stupid to you because you can't see a darn thing
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    BriteRed · 1 months ago
    Finally ......get rid of those isis bastards ....if turkey gets in the way ....so be it , turkey too ....... Good people in turkey, just has bad "leader" ...... same with a lot of countries ............. sooooo, when do we rise up to exterminate the globalist bastards ????????
    S-400 's .......... don'tcha think the Russians have a "shut down" switch ? ...hmmm
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    JON MCGLOIN · 1 months ago
    ?? Turkey wants to set up a observation post inside Khan Sheikhoun to stop the SAA from taking it. According to southfront the first bomb was a warning and killed one terrorist commander. This proves that Turkey is fully supporting terrorist group HTS or al Qaida Syria. What happens next is anyone’s guess but Turkey needs to pull out or face Russian wraith. Is the S-400 operational yet?
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      His self · 1 months ago
      "Is the S-400 operational yet?" NO.

      Worse, its too far away from Syria.
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    His self · 1 months ago
    This is happening because Moscow told the turks they had 24hrs to vacate. Clearly they ignored Moscow, as usual.

    https://free-news.su/politika/37682-rossiya-predyavila-turcii-ultimatum

    With the turkish backed terrorists continuing to attack the Russian air base, its becoming clear that turkey's adventure into Syria is now on life support.

    There is only so much the Bear will tolerate, especially when you break every agreement you have made with Russia and Iran over the proxy war being waged on Syria.

    Syria's AD is more than capable of taking on the turkish air force. The S-400 system that turkey has received is stationed around Ankara, to protect erdoggies' worthless ass.
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      JON MCGLOIN · 1 months ago
      Haha well said, is the S-400 operational and I think should be in range no?
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        His self · 1 months ago
        The S-400 battery at Ankara is not fully operational at present.

        Turkey has one fully trained team available for the S-400.

        From Ankara to the bottom of Idlib is around 620Kms. The longest range version of the S-400 is 385Kms.