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2019-10-08 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian sources claim Turkey attacked in Iraq, not Syria
[Jpost] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights denied a report
No, no! Certainly not!
by Syrian state news agency SANA earlier on Monday evening claiming that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
had conducted Arclight airstrike
s in Syria against the Syrian Democratic Forces. According to the SOHR, the airstrikes hit targets in Iraq.

A White House official stated later on Monday night that the US has not seen any signs of a Ottoman Turkish operation in Syria yet, according to Steve Herman, a news hound from Voice of America news.

"It appears the Turks are intent on some sort of military operation, possibly combined with an effort to resettle refugees," said the White House official.

There are only 50 to 100 "special operators" in the region who the US does not want endangered if the Turks come over the border to engage with the Kurds. "This does not constitute a withdrawal from Syria," said the official to Herman, adding that the US does not endorse any Ottoman Turkish operation in Syria.

A U.S. official said that no one that needed to know could have been blindsided by the move to withdraw troops, as Trump discussed the move with senior advisors.

The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Gen. Mazloum Kobane, told NBC news that they didn't expect the withdrawal at all. He received a call at 3 a.m. on Monday informing him of the decision.

Last December, Trump announced that the US would completely withdraw from Syria, but US officials convinced him to reverse the decision.

Ottoman Turkish forces carried out attacks against Kurdish forces and the anti-Assad Syrian Democratic Forces militia near the Ottoman Turkish border on Monday evening. Ottoman Turkish forces attacked SDF positions in the city of al-Malikiyah in the Hasakah area in northern Syria, reported SANA on Monday evening. The SDF includes Kurds and others in eastern Syria which the US has helped train, assist and advise during the war on ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
The Ottoman Turkish Air Force "neutralized" three PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) members in northern Iraq on Monday, according to the Ottoman Turkish National Defense Ministry, reported the Ottoman Turkish Anadolu Agency. The attacks were carried out in the Gara region near the Turkey-Iraq border.

Turkey will move forward with its long-planned military operation to create what it calls a "safe zone" in northern Syria and U.S. forces will not support or be involved in it, the White House press secretary announced early Monday morning.
The forces realign:
The SDF withdrew from an oil field in the Deir ez-Zor area and headed towards the Ottoman Turkish border on Monday, according to the SOHR. The SDF lead protests against Iranian-backed militias in the Deir ez-Zor area in September.

The SOHR recorded a high alert level among the SDF in the Hasakah area due to concerns about a possible imminent Ottoman Turkish invasion.

"Turkey’s unprovoked attack on our areas will have a negative impact on our fight against ISIS and the stability and peace we have created in the region in the recent years," said the SDF in a press statement. "As the Syrian Democratic Forces, we are determined to defend our land at all costs."

Iran's foreign minister on Monday backed Syrian illusory sovereignty and opposed military action in a phone call with his Ottoman Turkish counterpart, state media said, after a U.S. pull-back of troops in northeast Syria appeared to open the way to a Ottoman Turkish attack.

"(Mohammad Javad) Zarif, opposed military action and emphasized respect for Syria's territorial integrity and national illusory sovereignty and the need to fight terrorism and bring stability and security to Syria," state broadcaster IRIB said, about the phone call with Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu.

In a phone call on Monday, Ottoman Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu assured Zarif that the planned operation in Syria was only a "temporary measure," according to Sputnik news.
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