Turkey plans military base in Syria’s north, Kurdish-led forces say

Source: Ekurd

A representative of the Army of Revolutionaries, part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF said that Turkey is planning to build a military base in northern Syria on territory captured during the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation.

Turkey is planning to build a military base in northern Syria on territory captured during the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, Zakariya Abdulmejjed, a representative of the Army of Revolutionaries, part of the Kurdish-led SDF, told Sputnik on Friday.

“According to information from reliable sources, Turkey intends to build a military base on Syrian territory near Akhtarin… Currently, Turkey is deploying additional forces to Akhtarin in order to station its special forces troops here,” Abdulmecit said.

The SDF member stressed that Turkey seeks mainly to prevent Syria’s de facto autonomous Kurdish-dominated Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) federation from joining its forces between Manbij and Afrin.

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