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Iraq Reinvigorates Military Positions at Syrian Borders after Turkey’s Threats

Baghdad sent military equipment to the borders with Syria after the Turkish officials threatened to launch operations against the Kurdish militia in the Syrian territories.

“Iraq’s military equipment have reached the Iraqi-Syrian borders as the clock is ticking for Turkey’s military operations against Syria,” Iraqi military sources told the Arabic-language Shafaq News on Wednesday.

They added that the equipment has been dispatched to the bordering areas to prepare for any incident resulting from Turkey’s military operations against the Kurds in Syria.

The Turkish army started air and artillery attacks on the military positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Northeastern Hasaka near the borders with Turkey on Tuesday.

“The Turkish fighter jets pounded a center of the Kurdish militias in Tal Tavil in the surrounding areas of the city of al-Malekieh in Northeastern Hasaka,” the Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency reported.

It noted that Turkish Army’s military attacks inflicted heavy losses on the Kurdish militias.

A senior Kurdish official said that the Kurds are ready for an agreement with Damascus as Turkey has ensured an impending incursion into Northern Syria.

Badran Jia Kurd, an adviser to the Kurdish-led administration in Northern Syria, said on Tuesday that agreement with Damascus is necessary to support people and play role in entire Syria.

He underlined the Kurds’ emphasis on importance of holding serious talks with Damascus, and said they are ready for such negotiations and Russia can also play a role in this regard.

Meantime, the SDF are angry about the US forces’ withdrawal from the bordering areas with Turkey amid Ankara’s threats to attack Northern and Eastern Syria, and noted that the US has stabbed them in the back by breaching its promises.

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