YPG continues pullout from Syria safe zone, some militants disguise as civilians: Turkey's Defense Ministry

Published 21.10.2019 13:03
Updated 20.12.2019 01:09

Some 125 trucks carrying People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists already left from a 120-kilometer wide area between northern Syrian towns of Ras al-Ayn to Tal Abyad, Turkish security sources said Monday, although some militants disguised as civilians were found to have stayed in the region.

"We expect departures will continue today, tomorrow," sources added.

Most of the terrorists that left the area were found to have departed for al-Hasakah. "We are monitoring every step of terrorists with unmanned aerial vehicles," sources said.

"We detected that some YPG militants disguise as civilians and change appearances to stay in the area," they added.

"The U.S. delivered weapons as much as can equip 30,000-35,000 force," sources said.

There are more complex tunnels in Tal Abyad than those were in Afrin, probably because the area is close to Lafarge cement plant located in Ain Issa, they added.

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