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US Dispatches Massive Military Equipment to Occupied Bases in Aleppo, Raqqa

TEHRAN Tens of trucks carrying US military equipment have been sent to the bases occupied by American forces in regions in Aleppo and Raqqa bordering Turkey, media outlets said Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that over 100 trucks carrying US military and logistical equipment arrived in areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Eastern Syria from Iraq.

The SOHR reiterated that over 2030 US trucks have entered the areas under the SDF control eversince the US declared the end of the ISIL in Northern Syria.

The Kurdish-language Xeber24 news website, meantime, reported that a large number of trucks carrying massive military equipment have been dispatched to the US-controlled military bases in the town of al-Jalbieh near the city of Kobani in Northeastern Aleppo and the town of Ain Issa in Northern part of Raqqa city near the border with Syria.

Turkey has recently increased its threats against the Kurdish militias to launch military operation against them in Eastern Euphrates.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Turkish army and affiliated militants attacked Kurdish positions in Northern Aleppo amid sending new military convoys to the border with Syria.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the Turkish forces targeted the Kurdish positions in the towns of Soqankeh, Miaseh and Zarnaiteh near Afrin region in Western Aleppo with over 180 mortar attacks.

Also, the Turkish army and affiliated militants attacked the town of Harb and several nearby towns in al-Shahba region in Northern Aleppo with artillery fire.

Meantime, the SOHR reported that heavy clashes have erupted between the Ankara-backed terrorists and the Kurdish militia near the towns of Harbal and Sheikh Issa in Northern Aleppo.

Concurrent with the events, the Turkish army sent new military convoys, consisting of tens of vehicles carrying military equipment to the borders with Syria near the towns of Ra'as al-Ein and Tal Abyadh in Hasaka and Raqqa provinces.

Also, the Arabic-language Step news website affiliated to militants reported that several Turkish reconnaissance planes have flown over the town of Manbij.

A senior Kurdish official warned on Monday that the US had given a greenlight to Turkey to attack Eastern Euphrates, calling on the Kurds to reach an agreement with the Syrian government as soon as possible.

Head of the Syrian Kurds' National Initiative Omar Ousi told the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper that the agreement between Washington and Ankara came amid Turkey's claim that negotiations to create a safe region on Syrian soil have failed, adding that the content of the negotiations between the two sides differs from what has been stated by the Americans and Turks.

He noted that Turkey's threats are very serious and dangerous this time, and said that Turkey's plan in Northern Syria will possibly start soon from Manbij region and then will spread to Ein al-Arab, Ra'as al-Ein and adjacent areas.

Ousi referred to the US attempts to pressure the SDF to accept Turkey's plan, and said the US has started settlement of differences with Turkey.

He warned the SDF and the Kurdish units that negotiations between the US and Turkey have not failed, and asked the Kurds to stop relying on Washington and restart agreement talks with the Damascus government given the fact that they agreed on 6 issues out of 10 in the two rounds of talks held in the past.

Source: Fars News Agency