المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In an attempt to prevent the Turkish military operation from being launched…the US forces intensify their patrols on the border strip between the 2 rivers

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the US forces have intensified their patrols in the area extended along the border strip from Sluk to the area of Tal Abyad, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the US forces are heavily patrolling troops in the area between Ras Al-Ayn and Sluk, and between Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani) and Tal Abyad, as a part of operations of observing the border and attempts to prevent the Turkish military operation from being launched, while the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that attempts by the International Coalition are taking place to convince the Syria Democratic Forces to approve the request of the government of the Kurdistan area of Iraq, where the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that it includes the request of entering forces of the Kurdish Peshmerga of the government of the Kurdistan area of Iraq and the Peshmerga of Rojava”, which consists of Syrian Kurd citizens defected of the regime forces and other volunteers, of who received training by the Peshmerga main forces in the Kurdistan area of Iraq, and it includes the deployment of these forces on the border between northeast Syria and the Kurdistan area of Iraq, where this request comes in conjunction with Turkish threats to launch a broad military operation against the Syria Democratic Forces in their controlled areas east of Euphrates River, from the east of Euphrates to the west of Tigris River.

The Syrian Observatory published in the past 48 hours that hundreds of members of the Syria Democratic Forces headed to Tal Abyad area in the northern sector of al-Raqqah countryside, and towards Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), along with heavy equipment of tanks and armored vehicles, under the preparations to repel any ground advancement by Turkish Forces and the Syrian opposition rebel and Islamic factions in the east of Euphrates area, also the Syrian Observatory learned that U.S. Forces are running patrols in the area stretching on the borderline from Sluk to Tal Abyad area on a daily basis, as part of their border watching and attempts to prevent the launched of the military operation.

And the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information from reliable sources confirmed that the International Coalition, established new bases in the northern sector of the east of Euphrates, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the US Forces established 2 military bases in the countryside of Tal Abyad in al-Raqqah Province, where they set up 2 bases in Tal Rekbeh and al-Jayb areas in the countryside of Tal Abyad city, and this is the third International Coalition base in 17 days within the northern sector of al-Raqqah countryside, also, the establishment of these bases coincides with the Turkish military moves and the moves by the rebel and Islamic factions that operate under their command; to launch a military operation in the area east of Euphrates against Syria Democratic Forces, raising to at least 21, the number of bases established by the International Coalition in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 27th of November 2018 that the  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that the International Coalition is establishing a military base at the area located in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah, and in the details that were confirmed by reliable sources of the Syrian Observatory, the US forces are establishing a military base in B’er Ashiq area located in the area between east of Tal Abyad city and west of Sluk town near the Syrian – Turkish border, where the base is being equipped with military, logistic, and communications equipment.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from several reliable sources who confirmed that the International Coalition extended its support period for the Syria Democratic Forces operating in the east of Euphrates and in areas west of it, and in the details confirmed by the reliable sources of the Syrian Observatory: the International Coalition renewed its contract to support the Syria Democratic Forces for 2 years to come, covering the year 2019 and 2020. Reliable sources confirmed that the contract is based on establishing a full program for the Coalition and a way for applying it, and then renewing it every 2 years. The approval of the program came after intensive meetings between the International Coalition and the leadership of the Syria Democratic Forces, where a mutual work mechanism was agreed upon between both parties, including the provision of military assistance to the Syria Democratic Forces throughout the period of the contract, while signing this new contract and establishing the new program of the International Coalition’s work in east of Euphrates and areas west of it; coincided with the Turkish threats of a military operation is being hinted about by Turkey in the border area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and in conjunction with preparations for a military operation against the “Islamic State” organization in its last enclave at the east bank of Euphrates River in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside.

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