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Turkey Intensifies Attacks on Kurds in Aleppo, Sends Massive Military Equipment to Borders with Syria

TEHRAN The Turkish Army and its allied militants intensified their attacks on the Kurdish militias in Northern Aleppo and the two sides engaged in fierce clashes after Ankara dispatched massive military equipment to borders with Syria, the Kurdish-language media outlets said.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News reported that the Turkish Army and the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) pounded the city of Tal Ra'afat and its surrounding areas in Northern Aleppo with rockets.

It noted that the Turkish Army and FSA, meantime, hit the towns of Malekieh, Shavareqeh and Maranaz near the city of Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo with tens of rockets and canon shells.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, meantime, pointed to the attacks by the Turkish Army and its allied militants on Ein Daqaneh, Mang, outskirts of Tal Ra'afat and Tal Maziq in Northern Aleppo, and said that the Kurdish militia heavily pounded the Turkish Army's military positions in Northern Aleppo.

The SOHR also pointed to the deployment of massive military equipment by Ankara along border regions adjacent to Manbij in Northern Aleppo and Tal Abyaz in Northern Raqqa, and said that the Turkish Army and its allied militants are planning to conduct massive military operation against the Kurds in Manbij city.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Turkish Army's fresh military convoys comprising elite forces had arrived along the border with Syria as Ankara and its allied militants continued their attacks on the Kurdish militias' military positions in Northern Aleppo.

The Ankara-backed militants of the Euphrates Shield launched mortar attacks on Al-Bab Military Council's positions in the town of Kurhovik town in Eastern al-Bab in Northeastern Aleppo from their positions in Jeb al-Dam town, the Kurdish-language Hawar News said.

Meantime, battlefield sources reported that a new military convoy comprising the Turkish Army's Special commando forces together with armored military vehicles and equipment was sent to the city of Kelis in Southern Syria and near the border with Syria.

The sources also reiterated that the Ankara-backed terrorists known as the National Army have reinforced their military positions in al-Daghalbash and Ableh regions near the Kurdish-controlled areas in al-Bab city in Northeastern Aleppo and deployed heavy military equipment in the region.

Source: Fars News Agency