Turkish troops Continue Attacking Kurds Irrespective of US Forces’ Deployment at Syria-Turkey Border

The Turkish troops continued targeting the positions of the Kurdish militia in several regions in Hasaka and Raqqa provinces on Saturday regardless of the deployment of the US army men at Syria-Turkey border.

The Turkish army targeted the positions of al-Sanadid fighters, affiliated to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Northern Hasaka including the village of Tal Jahan, injuring a gunmen.

In the meantime, the Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the Ankara forces targeted Tal Abyadh’s countryside in Raqqa province, injuring several people including two media activists.

Meanwhile, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the US army has deployed along the borderline between Syria and Turkey in a large region between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers and also in the town of Ein al-Arab (Kobani) in Northeastern Aleppo to prevent any military movement by the Turkish troops.

In the meantime, the Kurdish militias claimed that they carried out monitoring patrol across a region between Ein al-Arab in Northeastern Aleppo and the town of Tal Abyadh in Northern Raqqa after continued attacks of the Turkish forces at the Syrian towns and villages on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates River.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted sources close to the National Liberation Front (NFL) terrorist group as saying on Monday that while implementation of the Sochi agreement to create a demilitarized zone in Northern Syria has come to a halt, Ankara ordered its allied militants in Idlib and Northern and Western Aleppo to get ready for a major assault on the Kurds in Northern Syria.

It added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan grew disappointed at Washington’s promises on the Manbij agreement, and Ankara decided to engage in clashes with the Kurds in Eastern Euphrates.

Meantime, local and Kurdish sources in Ein al-Arab (Kobani) in Eastern Euphrates reported that Turkey intends to gain full control over the region to later advance to other regions controlled by the Kurds in Eastern Euphrates.

Erdogan has recently said that the army would kick off a large-scale operation on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates River to purge the region of the Kurdish militias similar to the operation in Afrin.


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