BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Turkish military has already begun amassing along the Syrian border for their upcoming operation east of the Euphrates.

Turkish military vehicles and soldiers were seen moving towards the cities of Kobane (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab), Tal Al-Abyad, and Manbij after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his army’s next operation is set to take place in the coming days.

All three of the aforementioned cities are controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF); they also have U.S. observation posts near the Turkish border.

Erdogan has expressed his desire to clear the entire eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley, despite the large presence of the U.S. Coalition in the SDF-held areas.

The Turkish President said that the U.S. soldiers will not be targeted during the operation; however, they are currently blocking their path to these SDF-held regions in northern Syria.

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Tall cool one
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The U.S. should protect the SDF forces. They should bring in tens of thousands of soldiers and hundreds of tanks and armaments to the border with turkey to protect the SDF from a Turkish onslaught.

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Karel Vd Geest

US should make clear not to accept attacks on Northern Syria , a no fly zone over the region, fire support afainst attacking Turks.

We can only wait what will happen. IS must be very happy. Likely SDF will try to finish IS, even when attacked. To clear their back for a bit of added strategic depth. One can only hope they will kill as many turks as possible.

Make them pay in blood

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To act as canon fodder you mean. To lay down on the roads so Turkish tanks can make raspberry jam. To slaughter each other , whatever. The laws of unintended consequences . The US has no right being there in the first place so if they go home in body bags , so be it.