BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Just five days after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a big attack in the eastern part of the Euphrates River Valley, the region is once again under a major threat as many of the fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were redeployed to the Turkish border.
According to Kurdish activists in northern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces have redeployed many units to the cities of Kobane (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab) and Tal Al-Abyad to confront the Turkish military this evening.
The redeployment of these units from southeast Deir Ezzor to northern Syria comes just hours after the Turkish military struck a group of SDF fighters at Kobane and Tal Al-Abyad.
Some activists in Kobane are now reporting that the Turkish military is backing off from the city following the arrival of the U.S. Coalition forces to this part of the Aleppo Governorate.
The situation remains very tense at this time and the threat of another Daesh attack near the Iraqi border will likely be a major concern for both the Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Shaabi troops.