Turkey deployed its tanks along the Syrian border north of the town of Tell Abyad in Raqqa province yesterday. Kurdish sources report that Turkish troops began digging trenches along the border. Meanwhile, Ankara ordered loyal groups deployed in the north of Aleppo to begin preparations for a military operation in the north of the Syrian Republic.
The Syrian Arab Army is also preparing for a military operation. Another convoy of Syrian troops arrived north of the governorate of Hama yesterday. In addition, a large number of weapons and military uniforms of the Russian army was taken to Hama province.
Artillery attacks between Syrian militias and militants lasted for the past day. The militants claimed that several pro-government fighters were killed and wounded during the shelling of Jorin’s camp and the outskirts of Kafr Nabudah in Hama province.