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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:41 PM

Iran launches surprise military maneuvers near Turkish border report


9 Oct, 2019 15:11 / Updated 11 hours ago

Iran has launched a surprise military drill with army special operations forces near the country’s border with Turkey, AP reported, citing state television.

The exercise comes amid Iran’s opposition to Turkey’s planned invasion of northern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters there. The Syrian Kurds were US allies in the war against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) group.

The report on Wednesday said the drill in Qushchi, in Iran’s Western Azerbaijan province, is overseen by Maj. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi, chief of Iran’s army.

The report didn’t mention the expected Turkish operation nor elaborate on the number of troops taking part in the drill. The area is about 620km, or 385 miles, northwest of Tehran.

https://www.rt.com/newsline/470543-iran-military-drill-turkey/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:44 PM

1. Perhaps Trump wants to see a war between Turkey and Iran. ...

We of course stay out of the way.

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Response to batcat (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:58 PM

3. With Turkey being a member of NATO, we'd be obligated to respond I suppose...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:21 AM

4. We might provide intelligence such as info gathered from satellites. ...

I don’t see Trump sending a lot of troops into Syria if there is any way to avoid it.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:05 AM

5. No more than when the Brits and The Falklands were going at it

Iran attacking Turkish soil would be a different story. Then Turkey would have to actually invoke article 5.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 09:51 AM

6. I would think so, if they invoked Article 5.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:46 PM

2. Looks like we don't need to go to war after all.

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