A Turkish military vehicle was hit by a blast on Aug. 17 during a joint Russian-Turkish patrol in northwest Syria's Idlib region. The Turkish Defense Ministry said that the attack on the 25th joint patrol caused a slight damage to one of the vehicles. Russia has repeatedly noted that the patrols are unsafe due to potential attacks by militants.
While the ENKS and the PYD agree on certain topics, a deep gap remains between the two groups. And the American and French pressure will do little to close that gap. Moreover, Barzani’s ties with Turkey limit his capabilities. Given the KDP and the PKK were fighting each other in the Qandil mountains, how could the two movements unite on the Syrian front?
HTS was supposed to have been eliminated with the Sochi Agreement. But HTS swept the groups Turkey was supporting and formed its own emirate in Idlib. They have now reunited with the “revolutionary” spirit of pre-2015. The story is this clear. This is the profile of Turkey's ally in the field.
Turkey-backed rebels have shot down a Syrian army helicopter in western Aleppo, the second such incident in three days. A video was released shortly after the incident, showing the moment the militant anti-aircraft missile hit the Syrian military chopper.