60 Fighters Defected From Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Forces To Syrian Army

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A group of 60 fighters from Turkey-led Euphrates Shield forces defected and moved to areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Manbij and to the area controlled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern Aleppo countryside.

According to pro-government sources, one of the commanders of the Sultan Murad Division, Mohammed Kheir Shlash (Abu al-Khair) was among the defectors. It later emerged that Abu al-Khair was an agent of Syrian Air Force Intelligence and was one of the first commanders of the Sultan Murad Division supported by Turkey and the United States.

Abu al-Khair established his headquarters in al-Midan and Suliman al-Halabi districts in eastern Aleppo, where he cooperated with the Tiger Forces during the “Dawn Of Victory” operation.

He played a key role in the collapse of the militants’ defense lines in eastern Aleppo. After the withdrawal from Aleppo, Abu al-Khair moved to the controlled by Euphrates Shield forces and the Turkish Army and established a headquarters in Jarablus town at the Syrian-Turkish border and became responsible for the northern part of Jarablus. According to opposition sources, Abu al-Khair was in constant contact with the Turkish governor of Gaziantep and high-ranking officers of the Turkish Army and officials from the Turkish ruling party.

60 Fighters Defected From Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Forces To Syrian Army

Although these reports are not officially confirmed, one of the pictures shows Abu al-Khair accompanied by the leader of the Tiger Forces, Suhail al-Hasan and this can be seen as an evidence.

60 Fighters Defected From Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Forces To Syrian Army

According to opposition sources, the commander of the Al-Arslan Regiment, Abu Ali Raslan along with 11 fighters of Sultan Murad, 9 fighters from Al-Sham Corps, 3 from Al-Safawah Battalion and two from Salahuddin Battalion fled to SAA positions, while the rest arrived to SDF-held areas in Minbij.

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  • Free man

    Not matter if this story is true or not, the Turkish army is a joke, its fighters are a joke and the operations it has planned are a joke.
    The Turks have nothing to do in Syria. The Turks have to leave Syria and solve their problems at home before they “help” others.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      If you can’t secure your border. and the terrorist attacks Turkey from Syrian land. We have to come and do it for you. be great full to Turkish army

      • Free man

        1. I do not remember assaults. Turkey has always said that it fears the Kurds will attack. But even if there is a fear of attacks, will the occupation of a small strip prevent future attacks?
        2. Why does Turkey think it knows what is right in Syria?
        3. Turkey is the only neighbor to invade Syria? Maybe except Hizballah, which is more of an Iranian branch.

      • VGA

        Erdogan supports various groups and has contributed to the prolonging of the war. Without your retard Erdogan you would have less dead soldiers, less dead innocents from terror attacks, less refugees etc.

        And you wouldn’t have wasted all that money on military operations, losses from tourism …

      • Samuel Boas

        You should be banned from Southfront.

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          Why because I’m telling the truth

          • Divesh Kumar

            Because you are very far away from truth……

      • zman

        HAHAHA…what color is the sky on your Bizzaro world?

    • BL

      While I agree with the fact that Turkey has negatively contributed to the Syrian crisis, I think it’s best for Syria and Turkey to reconcile at this moment and unite against their common threat of “Kurdistan” that is being planned by the Ameri/Zio/Saudi alliance.

  • Thegr8rambino

    Awesome! I am very glad they have decided to join the WINNING TEAM and I hope more follow suit!!!

    • Mase fah

      They were always with SAA, they we spying on the oppoiste

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Exactly

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Winning Team? wake up you dreaming again

      • VGA

        Check out a goddamn map.

      • Samuel Boas

        Shut up filthy terrorist. You should be banned from this website.

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          mind your language you forgot to take your blood pressure tablets again

      • Thegr8rambino

        Oh I’m wide awake buddy, seems YOU are the one who’s drifting in and out!

      • Rodger

        Which side has 80% of the population?

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          No 1 most of the population left the country . by force

    • Solomon Krupacek

      like isis rats FSA???

      • Thegr8rambino

        they are the losing team

  • Kell

    Wow deeply placed intel, Syria seems to be quite adept at this sort of thing.