US drones monitoring Turkish army movements near Syria border

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Saturday 20 July 2019 | 9:19 PM Damascus Time

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  • US drones monitoring Turkish army movements near Syria border

    BALADI NEWS

    U.S. drones have been monitoring recent intensified movements by the Turkish Army near the Syrian border in real-time in anticipation of a possible cross-border operation by Ankara, a Turkish newspaper reported. 

    A large number of U.S. drones were spotted by the Syrian border as Turkish caterpillars removed concrete blocks in Akçakale, opposite of Syria’s Tal Abyad, in preparation for a possible crossing into Syrian territories, the newspaper pointed out.

    It is not known whether the U.S. is sharing information and footage it had gathered of Turkish movements with the PKK affiliated Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), or any other forces in the region, as Washington has not yet commented on the issue.

    Turkey has long criticized the U.S. working with and supplying arms and ammunition to the YPG which it considers as an extension for the terrorist PKK party. 

    Source: Yeni Safak.

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