After killing 6 citizens and fighters in previous targeting operations…the Turkish forces open the fire of their machineguns targeting the west of Tal Abyad and the east of Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani)

The Turkish forces returned to escalate their targeting to the border strip between both Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the Turkish forces which are located in the Turkish side of the border strip, targeted by gunshots, Susik area in the western countryside of Tal Abyad city, in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah, they also targeted by machineguns, the villages of Saleeb Qran and Jaghirli in the western countryside of Ayn Al-Arab city (Kobani), which caused material damage, without information about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the Turkish forces are still continuing to target the border strip between both Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, although the US is patrolling troops along the Syrian – Turkish border in the Syrian – Turkish – Iraqi border triangle on Tigris River, to the western countryside of Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani) on the Euphrates River, the SOHR also learned that a fighter of the Syria Democratic Forces was killed, after he was hit in the renewed Turkish targeting, raising to 5 at least, the number of the fighters of the SDF and of the Self-Defense Forces who have been killed due to the Turkish targeting since the 28th of October 2018, to the border strip between both Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, in addition to the death of a child girl after being hit in the Turkish targeting to the border city of Tal Abyad, in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah.

The Syrian Observatory also published on Monday morning the 5th of November 2018, that in the next few hours it is expected for the Turkish intelligence service to transfer more than 500 fighters of the Turkish-backed factions as a new batch form their controlled areas in the Syrian north into Turkish territory, in order to be transported to areas in front of the east of Euphrates, after they transported more than 700 fighter of their loyal factions two days ago, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 3rd of November that the Turkish intelligence services have transported more than 700 members of the factions loyal to them and under their command; from the countryside of Aleppo towards areas in front of the east of Euphrates River, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: more than 700 fighters equipped with light weapons were transported aboard Turkish buses by the Turkish intelligence, and transported from Afrin area via Iskenderun and the Turkish territory to another area, where the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they were transported to an area in front of the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas east of Euphrates River, or in the west bank of Euphrates River, within areas of control of “Euphrates Shield” Operation Forces.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 1st of November 2018, that reliable sources attended the meeting that was held in Afrin city in the north-western sector of Aleppo countryside, between the Turkish Intelligence and between the factions of the “Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch”, informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, that the Turkish Intelligence informed the factions to get ready for the next military operation that Turkey intends to carry out against the Syria Democratic Forces, whose main pillar is the YPG, which includes the border strip stretched from the eastern bank of the Euphrates River to the western bank of the Tigris River, and the sources added that the Turkish Intelligence deliberately directed its talk to all the factions and specified those factions whose fighters are descendent from areas in Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah provinces, in order to create a sedition between the Kurdish and the Arabs in the area, and the Turkish forces tend to send Kurdish fighters loyal to them in the incoming battle of the east of the Euphrates so that their intention to create a sedition will not be revealed.

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