BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military has recently transported a large number of rebels to the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported this morning.
According to the SOHR report, the Turkish military transported approximately 1,200 fighters from various rebel factions to the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley these past 48 hours.
The SOHR report did not specify which front in the Euphrates River Valley that they were deployed to; however, given the Turkish military’s aggressive behavior at the cities of Kobane and Tal Al-Abyad, it is expected these are the next targets for Ankara.
In response to the Turkish military’s aggression, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) redeployed several units from Deir Ezzor to northern Syria.
As a result of this move by the SDF, the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) has launched a big assault to retake several border points from the U.S.-backed troops in southeast Syria.