Ankara-Controlled Areas in Syria Becoming Safe Zones for ISIL

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorists are present in areas controlled by the Turkish Army in Northern Aleppo, the Kurdish-language media outlets said.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News quoted local sources in Northern Aleppo as saying that the ISIL terrorists are stationed in Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Aleppo under names of terrorist groups backed by Turkey.

The sources released a photo of ISIL flag mounted on the vehicles of a member of Shohada al-Sharqieh which is affiliated to Turkey in the city of Jerablus is Syria, and said that the Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Aleppo have turned into safe zones for the ISIL terrorists.

In a relevant development earlier this month, tens of ISIL terrorists had been transferred from Turkey to Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo as reports said the Turkish Army and its affiliated militants were preparing to launch a major offensive on the US-backed Kurdish fighters in Eastern Euphrates.

The Hawar News Website quoted local sources in Afrin as saying the ISIL terrorists have become active along Turkey’s borders with al-Shieh region in Afrin.

The sources said that the Turkish Army and its allied militants have sent 30 ISIL terrorists who had been trained by the Turkish Army in Hatay province of Turkey to al-Shieh region.

Hawar noted that thousands of Turkey-backed terrorists have recently been dispatched to Afrin from Idlib province.

The well-trained ISIL terrorists are being dispatched to Afrin by Ankara as the Turkish Army is preparing for dispatch massive military equipment to borders with Syria to launch a major operation against the Kurdish militias in Northeastern Syria.