Turkish Army Preparing to Launch Attacks on SDF in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army and Ankara-affiliated militants, in a meeting in Northern Aleppo, discussed ways to confront the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), news websites disclosed on Saturday.

News websites affiliated to the militant groups disclosed that officers of the Turkish Army Joint Staff and the Ankara-backed terrorist groups, in a meeting in the town of al-Bab, agreed on ways of kicking off joint operation against the SDF in Northern Aleppo.

The news websites also revealed that commanders of the terrorist groups of Sultan Morad Ferqa, al-Hamza Ferqa, Liwa al-Mo’atasem affiliated to the Free Syrian Army and al-Shamiyeh Frotn had taken part in the meeting, adding that the joint operation against SDF is aimed at retaking control over the town of Tal Rifat and the towns and villages in its countryside, including Ming and Deir Jamal.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news website reported in mid-August that the Turkish forces launched artillery and missile attacks on the villages of Qastal, Jandou, Baflouneh and Marimin in Afrin.

The artillery and missile units of the Turkish army also pounded Tal Rafat region and the villages of Sheikh Issa, Harbal, Um Housh, Hasiyeh, Hariseh and Ein Daqneh in al-Shahba region in Northern Aleppo.

The Turkish army also flew its spy planes over the region.

In response, the SDF launched offensive against the positions of pro-Ankara militants in al-Shahba region.

Turkey Building Bulletproof Watchtowers along Border with Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey is building 21 bulletproof and portable watchtowers on the border with Syria where part of the wall, separating the two countries, has already been constructed, a Turkish media outlet reported.

Sputnik quoted the Turkish-language Yeni Safak newspaper as saying that the watchtowers will be placed at certain intervals on the border line, the media said.

The five-floor watchtowers will be equipped with all the necessary facilities that troops stationed there might need, the daily added.

The windows of the watchtowers will be bulletproof and their walls will be fortified to withstand explosions, according to the media outlet.

A 454-mile stretch of a wall has already been built. Its construction is expected to be finished by October. The full length of the wall will be 515 miles and it is supposed to span the entire length of the Syrian-Turkish border.