TURKEY-BACKED REBELS IN SYRIA RECEIVE ORDERS TO BRACE FOR IMMINENT MILITARY CAMPAIGN
DAMASCUS, Syria, Turkey-backed rebels in northern Syria, received orders from their backers, to brace for an imminent Turkish military campaign, against Kurdish militia, in the city of Manbij.
The Turkish forces gave orders to the rebels, in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo, to raise the level of readiness and brace for a military campaign, that could be launched within hours, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The campaign will start in the city of Manbij, in the northern countryside of Aleppo province in northern Syria.
The residents in Manbij are on alert, as well as, the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council.
The war monitor, based in the United Kingdom, said, the Turkey-backed rebels have started a media war, ahead of the Turkish assault, by disseminating news about the Turkish plan.
The U.S. forces in Manbij are patrolling the areas near the front-line with the Turkey-backed rebels, on the western outskirts of the city.
The SOHR said, Manbij is on high alert among the Kurdish-led militia, as well as, the Turkey-backed rebels.
Turkey has for long urged the withdrawal of the Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) from Manbij.
Turkey regards the YPG and their allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as separatists and terrorists, due to their links with the Turkey-banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
However, the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition has been backing the Kurdish militia in several battles against the Daesh, in key areas of northern Syria, mainly the former Daesh de facto capital of Raqqa.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, recently said, his forces and allied rebel fighters in Syria, would launch a campaign against the Kurdish militia, in the eastern side of the Euphrates river, in eastern Syria, and in Manbij.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/turkey-backed-rebels-in-syria-receive-orders-to-brace-for-imminent-military-campaign/General