Countdown Starts for Turkish Military Operation against SDF at Border with Syria

Countdown Starts for Turkish Military Operation against SDF at Border with Syria
Countdown Starts for Turkish Military Operation against SDF at Border with Syria

The Turkish Army troops are coordinating the last preparations to kick off their large-scale attack on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of Afrin in Aleppo province, a Russian media outlet reported on Sunday.

The Arabic-language website of Russia’s state news agency, Sputnik, quoted a security source as saying that the Turkish Army has set up a field hospital in Qomlo region in Hatay province at the border with Syria.

Sputnik further said that the army is preparing for an imminent operation in a region between Idlib province and the town of Afrin, adding that security officials in Qomlo region have adopted severe security measures, deploying a large number of policemen in the region.

A military source, meantime, said that more than 15,000 Turkish soldiers have deployed in Kilis at border with Afrin, adding that the army has dispatched a large volume of military hardware, including heavy cannon and personnel carriers to border checkpoints in Kilis region.

Field sources confirmed on Friday that the Turkish Army set up another military base near the town of Afrin that is under the control of the SDF in Northern Aleppo, adding that the army deployed over 800 soldiers at the base.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news quoted field sources as saying that the Turkish army has embarked on establishing a new base next to Mount Qor in the village of Balilo in Rajo region near the town of Afrin.

It added that 800 Turkish soldiers in black uniforms are constantly patrolling along the borderline in military vehicles.

Tens of military vehicles and modern equipment have been sent to the new base, Hawar news said.

In the meantime, the Turkish army has increased its monitoring towers and artillery units near Mount Qor.

Source: News Agencies