06 September 2019 - 21:49
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Washington continued sending its military aid to the Kurdish militias in Eastern Syria, and trained 700 of them in Eastern Euphrates despite warnings by the Turkish government for the establishment of a safe zone there, media sources said on Wednesday.
RNA - Washington continued sending its military aid to the Kurdish militias in Eastern Syria, and trained 700 of them in Eastern Euphrates despite warnings by the Turkish government for the establishment of a safe zone there, media sources said on Wednesday.

Hasaka

The Anadolu news agency quoted local sources in Eastern Syria as saying that hundreds of Kurdish militias have undergone training in some regions of Eastern Euphrates in the last several weeks.

The sources also said that the Kurdish militias have been trained by the US troops at military bases in the cities of Raqqa, al-Tabaqa and the town of al-Shadadi in Southern Hasaka on how to make use of different types of weapons.

They pointed to the continuation of the US logistical and military aids to the Kurdish militias on the pretext of combatting the ISIL, and said that around 2,000 US troops are currently stationed at 18 military bases and centers in the occupied regions of Syria.

Turkish defense minister has recently announced that if the US does not fulfill its pledges on creating a safe zone in Northeastern Syria, Ankara will take action to open such a zone by itself.

Idlib

The Syrian Army is fully preparing itself for resuming large-scale military operation in the demilitarized zone as terrorist groups continue to violate the ceasefire, the Arabic-language media outlets said Wednesday.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted local sources in the city of Ma’aret al-Numan in Southern Idlib as saying that Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) has reinforced its military positions in the city, specially its Southern and Southeastern sections and in al-Tamane’ah with the aim of preventing the Syrian Army advance.

The newspaper noted that the terrorist groups have not retreated from Aleppo-Damascus and Aleppo-Lattakia highways, and said that the Syrian Army is at its highest level of preparedness to resume military operations after the ceasefire comes to an end in the demilitarized zone.

Meantime, the Syrian Army’s battlefield sources pointed to the dispatch of massive military convoys comprising tanks and military equipment to Tal-e al-Zawiqat in Northeastern Lattakia near the strategic Kabaneh region to carry out military operations against the Turkistani Party and Uigurs.

Meantime, the Syrian Air Defense in the Lattakia city downed two drones of the terrorists near Humeimem Air Base.

Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have built a new large prison in Raqqa as popular protests are on rise against their presence in the region, the Arabic-language media outlets said Wednesday.

According to Fars News Agancy, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted opposition sources as saying that the SDF has recently started construction of the town of Soluk in Raqqa city to keep in custody over 2,000 SDF’s opponents.

The sources said that most of the people arrested by the SDF are civilians who are opposing the SDF presence in their region, but they have been jailed for strange accusations and terrorism.

The SDF has reportedly many prisons in areas under its control in Northern and Northeastern Syria.

Meantime the Syrian Human Rights Network in its latest report said that the SDF incarcerated over 227 civilians, including 18 children and 14 women, last month.

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