The headline image shows the location of Turkey's observatory post in al-Eis
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In its statement on Monday (February 5), army of Syria announced that they have installed new defense systems in northern Syria.
According to Deutsche Welle, a high-ranking military official from Syria described this attempt as a "message for everybody".
The Damascus government has compounded its attacks on the opposition groups. Concerning the "Operation Olive Branch", the regime had earlier said that they could hit Turkish Armed Forces' (TAF) jets in case they violate the airfield.
New observation post by the TAF in Idlib
It was reported that the TAF formed a new military point in Idlib, northern Syria.
State-run Anadolu Agency reported that the aforementioned point is "the fourth observation post to be formed in the de-conflict zone in Idlib in line with Astana agreement".
It was also stated that in the missile and artillery attack targeting the TAF during the observation post being formed, a TAF soldier lost his life, five others and one civilian personnel were wounded.
Pentagon: We don't plan to withdraw from Manbij
Pentagon Spokesperon Eric Pahon interviewing with Cansu Çamlıbel from Hürriyet daily newspaper said that the units that leave Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is predominantly constituted by the People's Protection Units (YPG), for Afrin to fight won't be supported.
Pahon also said, "We sure hope that the Turks won't pass Afrin to Manbij.
We are really concerned about this. It has a potential to derail this ISIS fight. It is a huge distraction from all of the work we have put in so far".
"We really want people to remain focused on the defeat of ISIS. We understand Turkey has these very serious concerns about the terrorism and terrorist groups near and on their borders.
"We are fully aware of that. We are working with Turkey as much as we possibly can but this operation has a big potential to distract from or to cause us to lose some of the gains we had against ISIS." (PT/TK)
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