In detail the objectives of the Turkish operation in northern Syria

After Ankara announced that it was preparing to launch a new attack in northern Syria, to study its details today, Thursday, during the meeting of the National Security Council, attended by military and intelligence officials, sources revealed to Al -Arabiya and Al-Hadath new information.

The information revealed that, through this process, Turkey intends to merge the areas in which launched previous operations inside Syria.

Tal Rifaat, Manbij and Ain Al Arab

It also confirmed that the operation will cover the areas of Tal Rifaat, Manbij and Ayn al-Arab, with the aim of connecting thearea of Jarablus with Manbij in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, andarea of Afrin with Tal Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Aleppo.

It will also link the areas of Operation Euphrates Shield (Jarabulus) with the areas of Operation Peace Spring (Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain) controlling Ayn al-Arab and Ayn Issa.

You will arrive in Idlib

Furthermore, the sources have made it clear that the areas that will be covered by military operations will be connected to Idlib.

He added that thearea of Tel Rifaat was targeted during the military operation launched by Turkish forces in October 2019, but the operation was delayed due to negotiations with Moscow due to the presence of Russian soldiers there.

Kurdish People’s Protection Unit

In addition, the targets of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units will be hit first with air strikes before the start of ground operations, and the F-16, UAV and SİHA drones will be used effectively in air operations, after which ground operations will begin, according to sources.

The areas from Idlib to Aleppo’s northern and eastern countryside and the countryside of Raqqa and Hasaka are expected to host tens of thousands of refugees, as Turkey is building residential communities as part of a project of what it has described as “voluntary return” of a million Syrian refugees residing in its lands.

Interestingly, Ankara has launched three operations in Syria since 2016 against Kurdish units, trying for years to establish a 30 km wide “safe zone” along its southern border, separating this buffer zone of Turkey from the lands under Kurdish control. they are allied with Hezbollah, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which the Turkish authorities classify as terrorist.

If this new operation is successful, Turkey will control part of the north-west of the country, where more than three million Syrian displaced people have sought refuge.

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