Kurds Call Israel to Help; U.S. Army Soldiers Killed; Turkey and Russia Discuss Syria

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 21 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Syrian Kurdish military official calls on Israel to take action against Turkey

An official in the Syrian Democratic Forces called on Israel on Monday to take action against Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also expressed confidence that the Jewish people would not neglect the plight of Kurds in northern Syria, invoking its history of persecution.

“The State of Israel must work to put an end to this war that is killing women and children and expelling civilians from their homes,” the official told The Times of Israel in a text message.

Three U.S. Army soldiers killed, three injured in training accident in Georgia

Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three injured on a base in the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armoured car was involved in an accident during a training exercise, the Army said.

The incident involving a 37-ton Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle occurred early in the morning at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in southeast Georgia, the base said in a statement released on Twitter.

“Today is a heartbreaking day,” said Major General Tony Aguto in the statement. “We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by this tragedy.”

The three injured were taken for treatment to the Winn Army Community Hospital, the base said.

In the statement, the Army described the incident as an accident, but did not offer details.

Turkey and Russia to discuss removal of Kurdish militia from Syrian towns

Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday, as reported by Reuters.

Turkey paused its military offensive into northeastern Syria after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday, in talks with US Vice President Mike Pence, a five-day ceasefire to allow the YPG to withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara aims to establish near its border.

The truce is also aimed at easing a crisis triggered by US President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision this month to withdraw all 1,000 US troops from northern Syria, a move criticised in Washington and elsewhere as a betrayal of Kurdish allies who had fought for years alongside US troops against Daesh.

But Trump’s move also means the extent of Turkey’s ambitions in the region is likely to be determined by Russia and Iran, who both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and are looking to fill the vacuum created by the US retreat.

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Source: Reuters, MEMO, TTI