The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The International Coalition’s aircraft fly over the north of Al-Raqqah in conjunction with the announcement of a possible Turkish military operation east of the Euphrates

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the overflight of the International Coalition’s aircraft in the skies of Tal Abyad near the border with Turkey, in conjunction with the Turkish president’s announcement of a military operation east of the Euphrates.

And the SOHR published today that it monitored mobilization by the military councils in the east of Euphrates as well as the Syria Democratic Forces within the area between Ayn Al-Arab (Kobani) and Tal Abyad in Al-Raqqah countryside, in conjunction with suspicious movements by the Turkish forces within their base in the Turkish side several hundred meters away from Ayn Al-Arab city (Kobani), and this mobilization comes due to fears of Turkish recklessness and launching a military operation in the area of east Euphrates with a spearhead represented by the military formation announced about yesterday under a Turkish guardianship.

And the SOHR monitored yesterday that a new joint patrol between Turkish Forces and U.S. Forces east of Tal Abyad area in the al-Raqqah countryside, as part of the implementation of “the safe area” agreement east of Euphrates, and the patrol consists of 4 Turkish and American vehicles, and the joint patrol will enter deep about 6 km inside Syria.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 29th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored widespread popular satisfaction within the area of east Euphrates, with the “safe zone” agreement between the Americans and the Turks, where the agreement is supposed to avert a military operation on the area, the operation that threatens of a humanitarian disaster like that one happened due to the operation “Olive Branch”, in addition, the agreement imposes nominal presence of the Turkish forces in the area, through running joint patrols with the U.S. forces and joint overflight between the two sides, at the same time, the area has been still suffering an economical crisis that ignites the residents’ discontent, in the shadow of the high price of fuel and the continuation of smuggling from the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas to the regime forces-held areas, not to mention the high cost of living and the corruption spreading in the whole area of east Euphrates.

And the Syrian Observatory monitored on the 24th of September 2019, the start of running the second U.S. – Turkish patrol east Tal Abyad, where Turkish armored vehicles entered the Syrian territory in the morning of that day in order to conduct the joint patrolwithin the second phase with the U.S. forces, within the border of the save zone.