Thursday, January 19, 2017

War - Gog Alliance

Russia, Turkey carry out joint bombings in Syria against Islamic State -
UPI reports: "Russia and Turkey have carried out their first joint coordinated airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, Russian Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said. [...] Moscow and Ankara have worked together to target Islamic State militants though they support opposing sides in Syria's nearly six-year civil war. Russia backs Assad, while Turkey backs Syrian rebel groups such as the Free Syrian Army."

Comment: The slow drift of Turkey away from the West and towards Russia seems to be accelerating just a bit.  This is most likely an alliance of convenience at the moment but the operational and tactical links being forged in this cooperation in Syria may lay the groundwork for closer ties down the line.

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