BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Army has established their first observation post east of the Euphrates after seizing several sites in northern Syria over the last two weeks.
According to reports from northern Syria, the Turkish Army established an observation post east of the town of Solouk in the Al-Raqqa Governorate’s northern countryside.
The Turkish Army is expected to established more observation posts in the coming weeks as they look to build up their presence in the Euphrates River Valley region of Syria.
On October 9th, the Turkish Army and their allies from the so-called “Syrian National Army” launched Operation Peace Spring; this large-scale offensive resulted in the capture of several sites in northern Syria, including the border cities of Tal Abyad and Ras Al-‘Ayn.
The offensive has resulted in the withdrawal of the U.S. military and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from several areas along the Turkish-Syrian border.
As of now, the Turkish Army controls three major cities along their southern border with Syria; these include Jarabulus, Tal Abyad, and Ras Al-‘Ayn, giving them a presence in three governorates in northern Syria.