Kurdish representative in Tel Abyad told Sputnik that according to their intelligence sources, Turkish forces are preparing to attack the town, not to mention that Ankara is arming the Arabs living in Tel Abyad, hoping to pit them against the Kurds.
"Ankara’s goal is to capture Tel Abyad under the pretense of conducting a campaign to liberate Raqqa from Daesh. We informed our US allies about this development. Following that, a US military representative visited our town and ordered the raising of American flags in all strategic locations to prevent the incursion by Turkish forces," he said.
Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook claimed during a press conference that his agency was unaware of this operation and is currently attempting to get to the bottom of things.