The Turkish armed forces and the Syrian national army have launched a ground offensive in the East of the Euphrates River in Syria, Anadolu reported, citing the Turkish Ministry of national defense.
On October 9, Turkey launched a military operation “Source of peace” in the East of the Euphrates River in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation is aimed at terrorist organizations Kurdistan workers party, People’s self-defense Forces and Daesh (Islamic state). The President noted that Turkey wants to preserve the integrity of Syria, as well as create conditions for the return of refugees home.
First, there were airstrikes. The Rami airbase near the town of ain ISA was attacked by terrorist targets in the areas of the villages of Aluk, Mustel, Esadiye, fender, and Khushan, in the Rasulein district, near the districts of Derik and Qamishli.
Turkey pulled additional troops to the border with Syria a few days ago, on October 8. The country’s defense Ministry announced its readiness for the operation. This is not the first Turkish operation in Syria in the last few years: there were also “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive branch.”