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Kurdish Forces Deployed Again at Turkish Borders in New Uniforms.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Kurdish militias have been deployed at the Turkish borders again after the recent withdrawal and the US military aid, amid Ankara's warning to Washington to establish a safe zone in Northeastern Syria, the Syrian Document Center said.

The Arabic-language Syrian Document Center news website quoted a field source as saying that the Kurdish militants have continued to resume their presence in bordering areas in new uniforms a few days after they declared withdrawal from the bordering areas in Hasaka and Raqqa under an agreement to establish a safe zone in Northeastern Syria.

It added that tens of Kurdish militias have returned to the towns of Tal Abyadh and Salouk in Northern Raqqa in different uniforms and as forces of the local military councils.

Meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights reported that over 150 trucks carrying military and logistic aid as well as weapons and military equipment have been sent by the US to the regions occupied by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) via Simalka corridor.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had on Saturday criticized Washington for lagging in establishment of safe zone in Northern Syria, warning that Ankara will implement its own plans in the next three weeks if the Turkish forces are not allowed to control the region.

In a relevant development late last month, the US army troops started building a military base in Hasaka border region to prevent the Turkish Army from launching an attack on Kurdish militias in Eastern Euphrates as Washington continueed its dual-approach diplomacy towards the two sides, media reports said.

The al-Khabour news website reported that the US Army troops had set up a military base containing a heliport in the town of al-Ghanamieh just five kilometers from Turkey's borders with Syria.

It noted that the US military base would also have a number of arms and ammunition cache as well as a special military training base, and said that the objective for building the military base was to prevent any possible attack by the Turkish Army against Kurdish militias.

The Kurdish militias had earlier claimed that the operations have started to implement the US-Turkey agreement on creating a safe zone in Northeastern Syria in the city of Ra'as al-Ain to the North of Hasaka.

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Date:Sep 1, 2019
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