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FSA sends troops for Turkey's planned Syria operation

Free Syrian Army factions have already started to send fighters to the Syrian-Turkish border in support of Turkey's expected operation against Syrian Kurdish forces there.
Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, Syria November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RC1A340091B0

ALEPPO, Syria — While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced from the central province of Konya Dec. 17 that his country was determined to launch a military operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of the Euphrates River, factions affiliated with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) started to send fighters to the Syrian-Turkish border.

“We can start our operation against terrorists at any moment now,” he said, adding, “We have received a positive response from US President Donald Trump regarding the military operation we announced last week east of the Euphrates.”

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