TEHRAN The Syrian Army troops prepared to fully drive out the Kurdish militias from the city of Qamishli as the tensions between the government forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) increased.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted National Defense Forces affiliated to the Syrian Army in Qamishli city in Northern Hasaka province as saying that the NFL has fully trained over 200 fresh forces.
They said that the NFL measure is aimed at driving the SDF out of Qamishli and taking full control of this region.
Al-Watan pointed to the tensions intensifying between the Syrian Army troops and their allies on one side and the SDF on the other in Eastern Syria and the possibility of the US-backed militants' attacks on the Syrian Army's military positions near al-Bu Kamal region, al-Mayadeen and Badiyeh (desert) region, and said the Syrian Army has dispatched more troops and convoys to Eastern Deir Ezzur to reinvigorate its positions in the region.
Also in the past 24 hours, the US ground forces increased their moves from Kurdistan region in Iraq to Qamishli in Hasaka province to support the Kurdish forces after Ankara's military threats, Iraqi sources said.
Ahmed al-Sharifi, an Iraqi security expert, told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website that the US units' moves intensified with the aim of supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the Turkish army's military operations.
"Over 2,500 US ground force units are active from Kurdistan region in Iraq to Qamishli in Syria," he added.
The Syrian Army arrived in the so-called 'Death Triangle' after it gained control of several strategic regions and as the government forces resumed their military operations in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on militants.
The Syrian Army troops, backed by the artillery, missile and aerial support, engaged in fierce clashes with the terrorists in Northern Hama and took control of the strategic al-Arbaeen town, al-Ban farms and hilltop as well as the entire hilltops near the al-Arbaeen, killing a sum of 45 militants.
The Syrian Army troops also continued their clashes with the terrorists after gaining control of al-Arbaeen town and regained control of al-Zuka town in the 'Death Triangle' region which is the most important base of Jeish al-Izzeh terrorists.
A military source, meantime, pointed to the high death toll of the terrorists in operations to liberate al-Zuka region, and said that the terrorists fled several towns, including Kafar Zita, al-Latamineh, Mourek and Latmin as Syrian Army made further advances.
The source said that the Syrian Army troops have secured their military control over Kafar Zita and al-Latamineh which are the main bases of Jeish al-Izzeh after gaining control of al-Zuka region.
Source: Fars News Agency