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US Recruits Fresh Militants in Al-Tanf Military Base in Homs

The US Army troops staged fresh drills in al-Tanf military base in Homs province near the border with Iraq as it has started recruiting new militants there.

The pro-militant Euphrates Post quoted special sources as saying that the US-led coalition forces have paved the ground for recruiting fresh militants in al-Tanf military base in order to strengthen its military power in Badiya (desert) of Homs province.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army’s operations in provinces across Syria.

Homs

The US Army troops staged fresh drills in al-Tanf military base in Homs province near the border with Iraq as it has started recruiting new militants there, media reports said.

The US-led coalition forces have paved the ground for recruiting fresh militants in al-Tanf military base in order to strengthen its military power in Badiya of Homs province, the Euphrates Post quoted special sources as saying.

It noted that the newly-recruited militants are undergoing training in Jordan under the US-led coalition officers, and said, “The US Army and Maghavir al-Thaura terrorist group have conducted joint drills in al-Tanf military base.”

Special sources also pointed to the rise in the US’ movements in the military bases under the US control in Eastern Syria, and said, “The US-led coalition has dispatched massive military equipment and logistical supplies to al-Omar military base in al-Omar oil zone in Eastern Deir Ezzur through air.

Idlib

Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists have voiced their strong opposition to being dissolved by the yearend as proposed by Turkey as part of Ankara plan to annex Idlib to other areas under its control in Northern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets said.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted media sources close to Tahrir al-Sham as saying that Tahrir al-Sham will not agree to its dissolution under any conditions.

The sources pointed to reports on Turkey’s plan to dissolve Tahrir al-Sham and annexing Idlib province to other areas known as Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield in Northern Aleppo, and said that these reports are at a time while Ankara is trying to bring itself out of the current situation and it is trying to reinforce the Syrian dissidents in line with its expansionist policies.

They, meantime, noted that Tahrir al-Sham is a pressure lever for Turkey to achieve its long-term goals, and said that Ankara considers Tahrir al-Sham as its strategic partner and it will not victimize its under any agreement.

The sources also said that because Tahrir al-Sham has gained control over the entire Idlib province and Ankara’s order to other terrorist groups to obey Tahrir al-Sham, Ankara does not intend to dissolve Tahrir al-Sham.

Deir Ezzur

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued their pressures to force children into their ranks and train them in their secret military bases in Eastern Syria despite an agreement with the United Nations, the Arabic-language media outlets reported Sunday.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted dissident sources as saying that despite SDF’s agreement with the UN not to forcefully recruit child soldiers in Eastern Syria, it still continues to arrest and transfer the detained children to SDF’s secret military bases in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The source noted that the SDF is arresting boys and girls aged under 18 years in areas under its control in Deir Ezzur and Raqqa and transfers them to its secret military bases, and said, “The SDF has recently arrested a 14-year-old child in the town of Ahras in Eastern Aleppo, and forced the kid to join the its ranks.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also pointed to the SDF’s forced recruitment of 130 teachers in the town of al-Darbasieh in Hasaka province, and said that the SDF’s behavior has resulted in a wave of anger by civilians there.

The United Nations reported last Monday that it has reached an agreement with the SDF not to engage in forced soldier recruitment.

-US Recruits Fresh Militants

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