Syrian Kurdish sources report more Jihadist mercenaries being deployed in Kurdish areas occupied by Turkey and Turkish-backed militias.
Turkish-backed militias and Turkish forces agreed to reposition the jihadist organisation Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) mercenaries on the frontlines in the north and eastern countryside of Aleppo and facilitate their movements in the occupied Kurdish areas, Afrin, Al-Bab, and Jarablus.
More than 300 mercenaries of the HTS were deployed in Afrin’s southern countryside, adding Favertin and Bazira to their former positions in the Basofan and al-Sheikh Akeel villages, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) press centre reports.
Another jihadist organisation, the Guardians of Religion (Hurras al-Din), also began deployment in the same area, to the villages of Kabbasin and Basuta, SDF said.
While Turkey maintains its activities in north and east Syria are for the country’s national security, according to the SDF, it has transformed the occupied areas into a safe haven for terrorist and criminal organisations.
Factions such as Ahrar al-Sharqiya (Free Men of the East) and others are publicly present in the Turkish occupied areas, SDF added.