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Baladi news report recent leaks mention that a major operation is being prepared in order to obtain a large continuous geographical area in the Northern Syria, which can be read as a new challenge to Turkey and the FSA in the city of Jarablus and its outskirts.
The leaks reveal that 2500 of the “PYD units” in addition to RU forces are in the last phase of preparations for a big battle in Efrin. Those leaks have been revealed by a close source to the SDF, who did not want to reveal its ID for security reason and who said : “the SDF forces in conjonciton with the Russians, regme and PYD are preparing a battle who will take off at Khafsa and Kweires airbase toward Tal Hafer and Efrin”. The battle, according to the source, aims to create a continuous geographical area between those areas. The source added that “the forces already stationed in Kweires airbase are preparing to take off from Manbej toward Khafsa and Maskane in South Rif of Aleppo, and then toward the west to Deir Hafer, to meet finally at Kweires, and after that in the southern rif than move to the north because that area is controlled by the regime, up to Efrin.” He also confirmed that “the operation will be launched within 15 days.”
On the other hand, the source stressed that it was disclosed during recent meetings that “the forces currently present in Kweires airbase are PYD, regime and russians.”
The source added “we try to be careful in our statements, if any name of the Arabs appear in the news, he will be arrested or killed in an explosion. He pointed out that several commanders have disappeared, most of them belong to Jaish al Thuwar.
Source in arabic : Baladi News http://baladi-news.com/ar/news/details/10946/%D9%85%D8%A4%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%A9_%D9%81%D9%8A_%D9%83%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%B3_%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%87%D8%B4%D9%8A%D9%85_%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%B9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA
N.B. Manbej is cut from the outside world and under full security control. Manbej will be the prize to the PYD, if the that operation succeed. The recent DeMistura’s statement to replace the regime forces by the russian forces at alCastillo seems to give ground to those leaks, according to Baladi. If those leaks are true, they will affect the situation in Aleppo which already suffer of the blockade and Idlib Province situation.