BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Turkish intelligence officers have reportedly informed the rebel forces in the Afrin region of northwest Aleppo that their next battle will be east of the Euphrates River.

Citing reliable sources which attended the meeting held in Afrin city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the Euphrates Shield troops were informed to get ready to redeploy to a new front against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“Turkish Intelligence deliberately directed its talk to all the factions and specified those factions whose fighters are descendent (sic) from areas in Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah provinces, in order to create a sedition between the Kurdish and the Arabs in the area, and the Turkish forces tend to send Kurdish fighters loyal to them in the incoming battle of the east of the Euphrates so that their intention to create a sedition will not be revealed, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago,” they reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier this week that his country’s forces were going to launch a new military operation against “terrorist groups” east of the Euphrates River.

The alleged “terrorist groups” Erdogan mentioned were the YPG and SDF, who he claims are offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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I don’t understand why our government is allowing Turkey to go about doing this. I understand we’re allied with them, but we’re also allied with the SDF. We have advisers in these locations and Turkey don’t even take their safety into consideration before bombarding these positions. At least wait till ISIS has been fully dealt with before starting an offensive like this, Turkey has done little to nothing on stopping ISIS. But no, let’s let ISIS take a breather again and even further fortify their defenses before we even begin to attack them again.

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Queremos ver el verdadero papel de EE.UU., si no protege a sus aliados quiere decir que los Kurdos sólo eran un instrumento mas…
Esta es la oportunidad para buscar alianza entre el gobierno y los Kurdos frente a un enemigo común, el terrorista Erdogan de la Hermandad Musulmana.

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Queremos ver el verdadero papel de los Estados Unidos, si no protegemos a sus aliados, queremos decir que los Kurdos sólo eran un instrumento mas …
Esta es la oportunidad para buscar una alianza entre el gobierno y los Kurdos frente a un enemigo común, Erdogan de la hermandad musulmana.