By Andrew Hodges, Staff Writer
The ongoing war in Syria seems as if it will never come to an end due to another country entering the war - Turkey. The war kicked off in early 2011 and it still continues into 2016 with many civilian deaths and injuries. Turkey made its presence known recently by moving their tanks to the Syrian border. They were there to help Syrian rebels take back a city from the extreme terrorist group IS, otherwise known as Islamic State. Turkish officials say some of their airstrikes were aimed towards Kurdistan which is fighting government forces and the Islamic State. Turkey is currently receiving military support from Russia, Iran, and the Assad government in Syria. The U.S. on the other hand, has said they will try to stop Turkey and its allies from destroying Kurdish positions, which might cause more problems because both Turkey and the Kurds are allies with the U.S. The issues Turkey has with the Kurds will only prolong the Syrian civil war and make it more devastating than it already was. IS is also part of the problem as they clash with the Kurds, government forces, members of Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group the U.S. has been fighting since 2001, Turkish forces, and many others. Russian airstrikes have been targeting IS positions throughout Syria and have gotten many confirmed kills. Some of the Kurdish forces and rebels say the Russians have been actually targeting them instead of IS positions.