As a part of a new escalation by the Turkish forces…tens of vehicles loaded with materiel and soldiers arrive in Manbij countryside

As a part of a new escalation by the Turkish forces…tens of vehicles loaded with materiel and soldiers arrive in Manbij countryside

Dec 23 2018

ARK News: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored a state of alertness by the Turkish forces operating in the north-eastern sector of Aleppo countryside, and that this alertness was coincided with the entry of a Turkish military column, via Al-Ra’i crossing point north-east of Aleppo, of tens of soldiers and more than 50 military gears including trucks and armored personnel carriers as well as other carriers that carry armored vehicles in addition to other material and ammunition, where it headed to the countryside of Manbij area, on the contact lines with the controlled areas of the forces of Manbij Military Council and the International Coalition’s forces, and the Syrian Observatory monitored the rise of military preparations by the forces of Manbij Military Council, in anticipation for any military operations or offensives that are expected to be carried out the Turkish forces in the area which is located in the west of the Euphrates River.

And the Syrian Observatory monitored on Friday, the sound of gunfire in the area of Sajur line, in the north-eastern sector of Aleppo, where intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the sounds were caused by gunfire of fighters of the Turkish-backed operation of the “Euphrates Shield”, towards the areas of presence of Manbij Military Council forces, and the sources confirmed that there was no response on the gunfire by the other side that is under the control of the forces of Manbij Military Council, where forces of the International Coalition are located, and the lasts targeting, Friday the 21st of December 2018, is the second one, where the SOHR monitored that the “Euphrates Shield” operation Forces which operate under Turkish commands in the Syrian north within areas west of Euphrates, targeted areas on the outskirts of Sajur River in the countryside of Manbij city in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, which is under the control of Manbij Military Council and in which forces from the International Coalition are present.
Source: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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