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Suspect Turkish strikes hit SDF ammunition depot in Syria

Orient Net | 2018-04-03 17:06 Damascuss

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An explosion rocked on Monday (April 2) Ain Issa town, in the suburbs of Tal Abyad city in northern Raqqa countryside, simultaneous with flyover of unknown aircraft in the area, local sources told Orient net.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity,  said the explosion took place in Ain Issa town (50 km away from Raqqa city center), a location most likely to be an ammunition depot for the US-backed Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) in the area.

Local media networks said, on Monday, three Turkish airstrikes targeted the Brigade 93 military base in the north of Ain Issa, held by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the dominating force in the US-backed SDF.

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Our source, however, said the explosion appears unlikely to result from targeting Brigade 93, confirming the heavy overflow of military aircraft in the area. 

The explosion comes after information spreaded about bringing new French military build up to the area, days after France’s Macron met an SDF delegation, creating tensions between Turkey and France.

Turkish president has confirmed that Turkey is ready to ‘clear’ northern Syria’s areas, inclduding Tal Abyad, Raas Al-Ein, and Al-Hasaka from “terrorism”, in reference to the YPG militia.

Turkey launched a military operation, dubbed ‘Olive Branch’ to expel YPG militia , seen as a terrorist group by Turkey, from its southern border with Syria.

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