Turkish Forces Prepare for Attack on Kurds as Syrian Army Reinforces Positions in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several military convoys of the Turkish Army’s Special Forces arrived behind the border with Syria in preparation for imminent operations against the Kurds in Eastern Euphrates region.

“The Turkish army has dispatched massive military convoys comprising units of Special Forces to Hatay region across the border with Syria,” military sources said.

The sources also said that the new military convoys comprising troops and military equipment have been sent to Gaziantep region in Southern Turkey.

Meantime, Turkish newspaper Yeni Shafaq reported that phases to create a safe zone in Northern Syria will start soon.

It pointed to the imminent military operation against Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria, and said that the upcoming operations will start from Manbij and will be extended to Tal Abyaz in Raqqa and Ra’as al-Ain in Hasaka province.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the Turkish Army and its allied militants engaged in heavy clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the surrounding areas of the city of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News reported that heavy clashes followed after the Turkish Army and its allied militants known as ‘Euphrates Shield’ targeted and attacked the military positions of Manbij Military Council along Sojour control line in the outskirts of Manbij city in Northeastern Aleppo.

It noted that the villages of Sokria Kabira, Halounji and Mohsena to the North and Northwestern parts of Manbij city came under attack by the Turkish Army and its allied militants.

Meantime, battlefield sources reported heavy clashes between Turkish Army troops and militants of Manbij military council near the village of Halvanji in Northern Manbij.

Several Ankara-backed militants were also killed and wounded in fierce clashes with the Kurdish fighters in al-Malekia front and Mara’anaz as well as Ma’areh in Northern Aleppo.

In a relevant development earlier this month, the Turkish army dispatched a new convoy of forces and equipment to borders with Syria’s Hasaka to counter the Kurdish militias.

The Turkish army forwarded a long convoy of military vehicles to borders with Syria near the Syrian town of Ra’as al-Ain that is under the Kurdish fighters’ control in Northwestern Hasaka.

The Turkish convoy, including a number of vehicles, Tanks, armored vehicles and a large volume of military hardware, entered the Kilis region.

The Turkish military is preparing to kick off military operations against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Eastern Euphrates.

Meantime, the Arabic-language Al-Manar news website reported that the Turkish Army has fired artillery and rockets at SDF’s military positions in Silvaha region in Ra’as al-Ain in Northwestern Hasaka.

The sources said that the Turkish Army attacks on the SDF have taken place after SDF fired at Jilanbiner region in Turkey just opposite to Ra’as al-Ain.

Local sources, meantime, reported that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested a number of people in Hasaka and Raqqa provinces after accusing them of cooperating with the Ankara forces.

Hawar news had reported earlier this month that the Turkey-backed militants continued shelling the strongholds of the US-backed Kurdish militia in Manbij region in Northeastern Aleppo regardless of the US support for the Kurds.

It added that gunmen of the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Force targeted the positions of the Manbij Military Council from the village of Tokhar in Northeastern Aleppo.

It further said that the Euphrates Shield forces, deployed in the village of al-Mohsenli, targeted Kurdish militias’ strongholds in al-Sajour region.

Turkey-Backed Forces, Kurds Engage in Fierce Clashes in Northern Syria’s Manbij

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army and its allied militants engaged in heavy clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the surrounding areas of the city of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

“Heavy clashes followed after the Turkish Army and its allied militants known as ‘Euphrates Shield’ targeted and attacked the military positions of Manbij Military Council along Sojour control line in the outskirts of Manbij city in Northeastern Aleppo,” the Kurdish-language Hawar News reported.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over the past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Aleppo

The Turkish Army and its allied militants engaged in heavy clashes with the Syrian Democratic Forces in the surrounding areas of the city of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News reported that heavy clashes followed after the Turkish Army and its allied militants known as ‘Euphrates Shield’ targeted and attacked the military positions of Manbij Military Council along Sojour control line in the outskirts of Manbij city in Northeastern Aleppo.

It noted that the villages of Sokria Kabira, Halounji and Mohsena to the North and Northwestern parts of Manbij city came under attack by the Turkish Army and its allied militants.

Meantime, battlefield sources reported heavy clashes between Turkish Army troops and militants of Manbij military council near the village of Halvanji in Northern Manbij.

Several Ankara-backed militants were also killed and wounded in fierce clashes with the Kurdish fighters in al-Malekia front and Mara’anaz as well as Ma’areh in Northern Aleppo.

Dara’a

The Syrian army found a large number of weapons and military equipment, including the US and western-made arms, during purging operations in liberated areas in Homs, Dara’a and Damascus.

Field sources reported on Sunday that engineering units of the Syrian army discovered a number of TOW and Grad anti-tank missiles and guns made by the US and other NATO members along with several machine-guns, RPGs, mortars, grenades, satellite systems, thermal cameras and military vehicles in cleansing operations in the former strongholds of terrorists in the three provinces.

The Syrian army forces on a daily basis find different types of military equipment made and supplied by the western states to terrorists, in liberated areas.

Deir Ezzur

The US Army sent a new military convoy to Eastern Deir Ezzur after popular unrests and clashes between the people and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intensified in the region, informed sources said.

“A US military convoy comprising military vehicles and equipment have been dispatched to the town of al-Shahil in Southeastern Deir Ezzur,” local sources in Deir Ezzur were quoted as saying.

The sources reiterated that the US military convoy was dispatched to Southeastern Deir Ezzur after the residents of al-Shahil town held massive rallies against the SDF fighters.

They pointed to the armed conflict between the tribesmen of the region with the SDF in the surrounding oil-rich areas of al-Amr, and said a number of people were wounded in clashes.

Meantime, Southeastern Deir Ezzur is now under SDF-imposed curfew after an unknown group attacked an SDF military post in al-Tayaneh South of Zabian town in the region.

Raqqa

Hundreds of people were arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces in the recent uprisings against the US-backed SDF in Raqqa’s areas under the control of the Kurds.

The Syrian Democratic Forces have detained more than 1,300 Syrian citizens, most of them children, youth and women, in areas stretching between Abu Qabi and al-Tabaqa, South of Euphrates River, the Arabic-language service of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted media activists as saying.

It noted that a number of Arab members of SDF left the group after the US-backed militia arrested a number of Arab tribesmen in Raqqa.

Meantime, media activists in Raqqa were quoted as saying that the residents of Raqqa hoisted Syria’s national flag and printed graffiti against the US occupying troops and the SDF in several regions, including the town of Kadiran to West of Raqqa, calling for the Syrian Army rule over the region.

The SDF fighters have reportedly severely tortured a renowned tribal leader of Al-Tarn Tribe in the Western part of Raqqa after he in a statement called for the presence of the Syrian Army in the areas under the control of the US and the SDF.

Hama

The Syrian Army killed several terrorists of Jeish al-Izza group, including a notorious commander, in the militants’ failed attack on government forces’ military positions in Northern Hama.

The Damascus Army’s missile and artillery units pounded the military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and their allied terrorists, including Jeish al-Izza, in the surrounding areas of al-Latamanieh town in Northern Hama, killing a number of terrorists, including their senior commander namely Manaf Aliwi.

The Syrian Army also pounded the terrorists’ movements in the town of al-Haviz in Sahl al-Ghab in Western Hama, killing and injuring a large number of them and forcing the remaining militants to retreat.

In Southern Idlib, the Syrian Army units also inflicted heavy casualties and losses on Tahrir al-Sham terrorists in al-Khovin Sakik, al-Zararzour and al-Tamaneh after pounding their military positions and hardware.

Army Reinforces Military Positions in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army reinforced its military positions for upcoming operations in Northern Syria amid intensified attacks by Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) on government forces from the demilitarized zone.

“The Syrian Army has recently dispatched hundreds of troops together with new military equipment, including several military vehicles, tanks, artillery canons and mid-range missiles to battlefronts in Northern and Western Hama as well as Southern Idlib,” battlefield sources in Northern Syria said.

They pointed to the imminent military operations by the Syrian Army in Northern Syria, and said that the Syrian Army has reopened Abu Dhuhour humanitarian corridor in Southeastern Idlib to allow civilians move towards areas under its control.

Meantime, the terrorist groups stationed in Northern Syria have blocked passage of civilians from Idlib crossing point.

Meanwhile, other Syrian army’s units pounded Tahrir al-Sham’s military positions in the town of al-Tamana’eh in Southeastern Idlib and destroyed several of their positions and military equipment.

In Northern Hama, the Syrian Army also targeted and pounded the terrorists’ movements, West of Hasraya town, killing and wounding a large number of militants.

The Arabic-language service of Russian Sputnik news agency also reported that the Syrian Army’s air defense systems hit three drones near Humeimem base and the city of Jabaleh. The drones had taken off from a region between Northeastern Lattakia and Jisr al-Shoghur in Southwestern Idlib.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the Syrian army pounded the command center of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at in Northern Hama after the terrorist group and its allies’ attacks from the demilitarized zone on government forces.

The Syrian army units responded to the terrorists’ offensives against military points in Northern Hama on Thursday, and targeted their positions near the town of Murak, al-Latamineh, Kafr Zita, Kafr Naboudeh, Wadi al-Dorat and al-Hamirat in Northern Hama.

Meantime, field sources reported that the Syrian army forces destroyed several command centers of Jeish al-Izza militants, killing and wounding several of them.

Also, in Southeastern Idlib, the army troops attacked the terrorists’ moves towards army positions in Jorjanaz, Sakik and al-Khuwain, inflicting heavy tolls on them and wounding several other militants.