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Turkish Army Dispatches More Military Equipment to Border with Syria

14 January 2018 18:36

 

The Turkish Army forwarded a large volume of military hardware to the border with Syrian amid intensifying attacks on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by the Ankara forces and their militant allies in the town of Afrin in Aleppo province, field sources reported on Sunday.

The sources said that the Turkish army has sent a military column, including fiver tanks, to the town of Reihanli in Hatay province at the border with Syria under strict security measures.

In the meantime, Kurdish sources pointed to the heavy fighting between the Kurdish fighters and the Turkish army and said that the Turkish units targeted Qara Baba and Jisr Hashrakiyeh regions and the village of Ferferkeh in Rajo region in Afrin.

The Arabic-language website of Russia’s state news agency, Sputnik, quoted a security source as saying last week that the Turkish Army set up a field hospital in Qomlo region in Hatay province at the border with Syria.

Sputnik further said that the army was preparing for an imminent operation in a region between Idlib province and the town of Afrin, adding that security officials in Qomlo region adopted severe security measures, deploying a large number of policemen in the region.

A military source, meantime, said that more than 15,000 Turkish soldiers deployed in Kilis at border with Afrin, adding that the army dispatched a large volume of military hardware, including heavy cannon and personnel carriers to border checkpoints in Kilis region.

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