Updated in: 24 January 2021 - 00:02
TEHRAN (defapress)- The Turkish Army on Sunday sent another convoy of soldiers and military hardware to the border with Syria in what has claimed to be a preparations for a major assault on the Kurdish militias on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
News ID: 74656
Publish Date: 30December 2018 - 14:00

Turkish Army Forwards More Forces, Equipment to Border with SyriaThe army dispatched a long convoy of military vehicles, carrying more troops and equipment, to Kilis region at the country's border with Northern Syria.

The convoy included several personnel carrier vehicles and trucks with arms, equipment and cannons.

The dispatched units and their equipment were deployed in al-Bili region at border with Syria.

The Turkish army's reinforcements and dispatch of a large number of forces and a large volume of equipment to the border with Syria in recent weeks testifies Ankara's plan to kick off a major operation against the Kurdish population on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River. 

Field sources reported on Saturday that the Syrian Army kept forces on high alert to respond to any possible military assault by the Turkish troops and allied militants on the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

The sources said that the Damascus forces, deployed in Manbji, were on alert to counter any attack by the Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed militants.

The sources went on to say that the Army Command ordered Presidential Guard Forces and other Damascus soldiers to give a crushing response to any military operation by the Ankara forces in Manbij region.

They further said that the Ankara forces started preparing for a military operation in Manbij after the Syrian Army's arrival in the region.

The sources quoted Ziad Hajji Obeid, Commander of the militants of Turkey-backed National Army, as saying that a sum of 15,000 militants from his group prepared to enter Manbij, adding that almost 25,000 gunmen of the Ankara-backed Free Army were preparing to enter the towns of Tal Abyadh and Ra'as al-Ein.  

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