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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Turkey Preparing for Military Operations in Manbij

TEHRAN Ankara is preparing its forces for an imminent military operations against the Kurdish militants in Manbij region in Eastern Aleppo, sources said.

The Turkish army has asked the militants under its control called the 'National Army' to become ready for military operations against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Manbij, the Arabic-language Arabi 21 news website quoted informed sources as saying.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.

Aleppo

The Turkish army is preparing its forces for an imminent military operations against the Kurdish militants in Manbij region in Eastern Aleppo.

The Arabic-language Arabi 21 news website quoted informed sources as saying that the Turkish army has asked the militants under its control called the 'National Army' to become ready for military operations against the SDF in Manbij.

They added that the demand has been raised during a recent military meeting between the National Army commanders and senior Turkish army officers, saying that the Turkish army has concurrently sent its special forces for reconnaissance operations to regions near the town of Tal Abyadh in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria.

Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Baladi news website affiliated to the militants reported that the National Army is prepared to enter Eastern Euphrates region.

Turkey has recently increased its military moves along its borders with Syria and sent a large number of military equipment to the borders with Syria.

Hasaka

The SDF prevent the civilians in Hasaka province from trade exchanges with Damascus, burn the farms of those who disobey.

General-Director of Syria's Grains Committee Yousef Qassem said on Thursday that the SDF in Hasaka does not permit the Syrian farmers in the region to sell their wheat to the government centers in Syria.

Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted local sources in Deir Ezzur province as saying that residents of Hasaka have accused the SDF of retaliatory measures against the farmers who refrain from giving their wheat to them, saying that the SDF sets fire on their farms.

A number of civilians were killed in Hasaka recently in extensive fire in vast areas of the province's farm lands.

Source: Fars News Agency