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Turkish Army Dispatches Reinforcement to Eastern Euphrates

Turkish Army Dispatches Reinforcement to Eastern Euphrates

Sunday, 24 May, 2020 - 07:00
Syrians are seen on the rubble of a destroyed building that covers a street after Assad regime airstrikes in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria, January 30. /AP Photo
Ankara - Saeed Abdul Razzak

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported sources as saying that Turkish military reinforcement were crossing into areas under the control of “Peace Spring” factions.

A convoy of 30 Turkish military vehicles entered the city coming from a checkpoint in Adwaniya, carrying logistic and military gears, according to the sources.

This is the first time that military reinforcements are dispatched to the region since halting the operation on October 17.

Earlier last week, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced taking strict procedures in areas under its controlled or the control of its loyal factions in the East of Euphrates to ban the sneaking of members from People's Protection Units.

Turkish forces are still sending families of Turkish-backed fighters to the areas of “Peace Spring”, as part of Turkey’s demographic change in the region.

On May 6, SOHR sources said that eight buses arrived in Ras al-Ain city in rural Al-Hasakeh, carrying families from north Aleppo countryside, in addition to a bus transporting armed militiamen of Turkish-backed factions. The Turkish intelligence facilitated the passage of these buses.

On April 21, SOHR activists also reported that a convoy of nearly 150 vehicles carrying displaced families from Al-Ghouta, Homs, and Idlib arrived in Tal Abyad city, north of Raqqa. The vehicles carried over 500 people of Turkish-backed fighters’ families from the city of Jarabulus, north of Aleppo.

Meanwhile, Turkish forces and forces of loyal factions targeted Al-Arida village by heavy ammunition. There were no details about causalities.

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