Source,”Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) will attack Euphrates Shield Operation areas in case Turkey attacks Afrin

تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 16 يناير، 2018 10:43:37 م خبر عسكري وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية

 

Turkey, SMART

On Tuesday a military source of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that their fighters based in Manbij, will attack the areas controlled by the Euphrates Shield Operation factions, Northern Aleppo in Northern Syria to alleviate pressure on Afrin in case Turkey attacked the city. SDF is an alliance of Factions and military forces, sponsored by the United States, in Northern and Northeastern Syria. The People's Protection Units (YPG) are the main component of the alliance.

The source, who asked to be unnamed, told SMART that the SDF sent military reinforcements to Manbij in preparation to attack the cities of Jarablus, and al-Bab, which are controlled by the Free Syrian Army, to alleviate the Turkish military operation against Afrin.

The source added that the SDF in Afrin has 50,000 fighters armed with heavy and medium weapons.

The source pointed out that the SDF has anti armors and aircrafts weapons that their fighters seized them from the Islamic State. The source added that allied parties provided weapons for the SDF. The source did not name the individuals.

The source said.”the Euphrates Shield areas will be under attack, we will work on gaining control of them(...) our military action will not be limited to Afrin in case Turkey attacks the city.

Turkey has frequently threatened to attack Afrin. The Turkish Minister of Defense said that the Turkish military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units might be imminent. The Turkish President has said that Turkey has to drive the Kurdish People’s Protection Units outside of Afrin, without ruling out communicating with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the city.

A well-informed source told SMART that Turkey has been preparing to attack Afrin in the coming days. The source noted that Turkey had sent military reinforcement to the borders with Afrin,  as well as military equipment to its bases inside of Syria. The equipment included tanks, infantry vehicles, armored vehicles, and heavy and medium machine guns.

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