BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The month of October has witnessed a great deal of changes in northern Syria, beginning with the Turkish military offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

On October 9th, the Turkish military and their allied militant forces launched a large-scale border offensive that targeted several areas held by the SDF troops in northern Syria.

The Turkish military and their allies have since captured the border town of Tal Abyad and several sites around it, including a number of villages near the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) lines in ‘Ayn ‘Issa.

Meanwhile, at Ras Al-‘Ayn, the Turkish military and their allied militants are still trying to capture the city from the SDF troops that are refusing to concede last half of it.

The Turkish forces have managed to capture much of the Ras Al-‘Ayn countryside, putting themselves within striking distance of the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in Tal Tamr.

This Turkish military incursion would also bring about a new military alliance along the Syrian-Turkish border, as the SDF and Syrian Army agreed to a military cooperation deal to prevent Ankara-backed troops from seizing more ground in northern Syria.

As part of this agreement, the SDF has agreed to allow for joint control of several towns and cities in northern Syria, including Kobani (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab), Tal Tamr, Al-Tabaqa, and ‘Ayn ‘Issa.

 

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Map needs to be 100% Red!

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Stern Daler

Yes. In every Federation. Federal troops can go where they please.

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Nestor Arapa

La soberbia de los Kurdos a ocasionado este desastre, espero que de una ves por todas juntos con el ejercito Sirio expulsen a los mercenarios Turcos, sigo preguntando, ¿por qué Rusia permite el abuso del gobierno Turco?