The alliance of Turkish-backed militant groups has continued operations in northern Syria, capturing the village of Humayr and al-Hilwaniya west of Jarablus.
A convoy of Turkish-backed militants (allegedly from the Free Syrian Army) is advancing west of Jaralbus:
Meanwhile, a humanitarian operation and land mine cleansing works have been started in Jarablus.
The SDF has also continued advances at the western bank of the Euphrates, seizing 2 more villages from ISIS. Since the start of Turkish military operations in northern Syria, the SDF has captured over 10 villages south of Jarablus.
The Turkish Air Force responded to these actions with fresh air strikes on SDF targets south of Jarablus. Air strikes were reported at the vilalge of Amarna and allegedly inflicted civilian casualties.
It’s important to note that Reuters does not call the SDF a US backed group in this report:
The Jarablus Military Council, part of the Kurdish-backed SDF, said the attack on the village of al-Amarna caused civilian casualties and called it “a dangerous escalation that threatens the fate of the region”.
So, now, according to Reuters, the SDF is a some (likely non-Kurdish) “Kurdish-backed group.” Are guys in Reuters just forgot that the Kurdish YPG is a major part of the SDF?
August 26 map from the pro-Turkish media team “TR Diplomacy”:
The video shows the US Congress’s attitude towards the military situation in northern Syria. Senator Graham asks questions on the US – YPG relations to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:
Senator Graham asks questions on US – YPG relations to Secretary Carter pic.twitter.com/BNxFWeEsyK
— Mehmet Çelik (@CelikMehmet0) August 27, 2016