Aleppo | “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” frustrates the security campaign by the Interim Government’s Minister of Defence to tear out “terrorist cells”
Aleppo Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that the leader of “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” has issued a circular ordering his members to prevent every group of the National Army’s factions from approaching areas under the control of “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” in “Olive Branch” and “Euphrates Shield” areas. According to SOHR sources, this circular comes after “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” obtained information about the intention of the factions to arrest several members of “Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah” as a part of the security campaign which National Army announced about against “terrorist cells and corrupt individuals” in areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in Aleppo countryside.
Meanwhile, all military powers in “Olive Branch” and “Euphrates Shield” areas are now on high alert. However, the factions of the “National Army” have not started their campaign.
SOHR activists monitored earlier this morning Turkish-backed factions in “Olive Branch” and “Euphrates Shield” areas were being put on high alert this morning, following announcement by Minister of Defence of the “Interim Government” about a large-scale security campaign with the aim of tearing out the “terrorist cells”, as it described. Factions of the “National Army” established a large number of military checkpoint at the entrances of Al-Bab, Azaz and Afrin cities, amid hectic movements by patrols and militiamen in the region.
Yesterday, SOHR sources monitored large armed military columns belonging to Turkish-backed factions, roaming the streets of cities and towns of the north and east Aleppo countryside, along with the announcement by the “National Army” of the “Ministry of Defense” of the “Syrian Interim Government” of a security operation in “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch” areas against “terrorist cells”, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense.