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SYRIA-TURKEY CRISIS UPDATES : Almost 150 killed as Syria truce collapses, Meanwhile US Deploys Troops & 70 Nuclear Bombs in Turkey
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[quote:DoomneT:MV8yMDEzMDYxXzMzODI4NjI0X0M3REMwQjhG] [quote:Anonymous Coward 25203007:MV8yMDEzMDYxXzMzODI4NDg3X0E3QkU2NkQx] your thread says Turkey clashes continue, as far I see there has not been another mortar attack today... Or did I missed it ???? [/quote] [i]We all miss it, since there is a media blackout everyday On syria crisis, even on the internet some syrian newspapers are not accessible. The Daily clash reports between Turkey and Syria, as i saw this week coming out everyday around 16H Europa time. [/i] [b]Turkey will respond more harshly if attacks continue: Chief of General Staff Turkey is prepared to answer with more force against Syria if mortars from the Arab republic continue to hit Turkish territory, Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel told reporters today. Speaking from the border town of Akçakale, Özel said "Turkey already responded, and will respond even stronger" if attacks continued.[/b] http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2013071/pg1 [/quote]
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan
To help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.
The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border and are severely straining the country’s resources.
American officials familiar with the operation said the mission also includes drawing up plans to try to insulate Jordan, an important American ally in the region, from the upheaval in Syria and to avoid the kind of clashes now occurring along the border of Syria and Turkey.
The officials said the idea of establishing a buffer zone between Syria and Jordan — which would be enforced by Jordanian forces on the Syrian side of the border and supported politically and perhaps logistically by the United States — had been discussed. But at this point the buffer is only a contingency.
link to www.nytimes.com
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