Syrian military sources said forces of the Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan bombarded the positions of the Syrian Army, in Manbij, western countryside of Aleppo later on Thursday. Several Syrian soldiers and border guards are said to be among the victims of the Turkish bombardment. According to one of the military sources, the goal of the Turkish regime is to disrupt the Syrian Army in its fight against terrorism.
Meanwhile, the commander of the US Central Command in the Middle East, Gen. Joseph Votel announced that Washington is currently taking steps in order to prevent a clash between the Turkish Forces and the US-backed Kurdish Forces in Syria. During the Senate hearing, Votel stressed that this will not be an easy task from diplomatic and military standpoint as it requires a lot of effort to reach a compromise that will be suitable for both sides. He also revealed that Pentagon is considering to arm the Gulf states with ballistic missiles.
Since August 2016 the Erdogan regime Forces are illegally invading Syria, under the guise of fighting against ISIS. The ground reports however, show that the Erdogan regime forces are stationed in Syria only to supply and train the terrorist groups and thus disrupt the Syrian army in its fight against the terrorist threat. Frequent attacks on Syrian civilian infrastructure and residential areas were also reported.