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Turkey Resumes Fresh Attacks on Kurdish Militia Positions in Aleppo As Ankara Sends Elite Forces to Syria Borders

TEHRAN The Turkish Army's fresh military convoys comprising elite forces have 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 Kurdish-language media outlets reported Wednesday.

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.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Turkish Army and its allied militants pounded the Kurdish fighters' military positions in Northern Aleppo which resulted in fierce clashes between the two sides.

The Hawar News reported that the Turkish Army and its allied militants hit the towns of Tal Maziq, Bilounieh and Sheikh Issa in al-Shahba region in Northern Aleppo with artillery shells and mortar rounds.

It noted that the towns of Shuarqa and Malekieh near Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo came under the Turkish Army's tank and artillery attacks.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that fierce clashes are underway between the Kurdish militia and the Ankara-backed militants in Mar'anaz in Northern Aleppo.

However, there are yet no reports on the number of casualties on either side, the SOHR added.

The Turkish Army attacks on the Kurds' military positions came as Ankara is reportedly preparing to launch a massive offensive on Kurdish regions in Eastern Syria.

On Saturday, the Arabic-language al-Quds al-Arabi reported that the Turkish Army has sent massive military equipment comprising hundreds of tanks and military vehicles to the border with Syria.

The daily said that dispatch of this volume of Turkish military equipment to the borders with Syria is unprecedented ever since Ankara threatened to launch a military operation in Eastern Euphrates.

Al-Quds al-Arabi wrote that most of the military equipment have been sent to regions bordering Kurdish forces in Syria, including Ain al-Arab in Aleppo province and Tal Abyaz in Raqqa.

The newspaper also noted that the measure by the Turkish Army has taken place after a high-ranking Saudi delegation accompanied with Emirati officials held meetings with Kurdish commanders in Eastern Syria.

Al-Quds al-Arabi also said that Washington has called for replacement of the US troops with European soldiers in the region.

It also quoted Turkish soldiers as saying that the Turkish Army has also called on the military commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Syria's National Army to meet in Ankara.

Source: Fars News Agency