TEHRAN (defapress)- Syrian sources reported continued attacks by the Turkish army and affiliated militants and occupation of several regions in Northern Hasaka despite the security agreement with Russia over Syrian-Turkish borders.
News ID: 79144
Publish Date: 31October 2019 - 19:08
Fierce clashes erupted between the Syrian Army and the Turkish occupation forces in Tal al-Ward village in Ras al-Ein's Southern countryside, SANA reported on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Turkish army and affiliated terrorists targeted with artillery shells houses in the villages of Tal Tamr's Northern countryside, causing the displacement of a large number of people.
SANA added that the Turkish forces also attacked Abu Rasin area in Ras al-Ein's Eastern countryside, synchronizing with artillery strikes on its neighborhood, noting that Turkish forces occupied al-Mahmoudiyeh and al-Darbu villages in Ras al-Ein countryside after targeting them with aerial and artillery bombardments.
Also, a convoy of the US military trucks moved from Qasrak base between Tal Tamr and Tal Baidar in Hasaka's Northern countryside, heading for Iraq.
SANA also reported that the Turkish army has occupied the villages of al-Mahmoudiyeh, al-Darbou, al-Aziziyeh, al-Rayhaniyeh, Kharbat Qaraj, al-Faisaliyeh, al-Aboush, al-Saybatiyeh, al-Manakh, Rajolat al-Hamra, al-Jamiliyeh and al-Qasemiyeh near Ras al-Ein and Tal Tamar. Also the Tal Tamar-Abu Rasin road has been blocked due to the Turkish army's airstrikes and artillery attacks.
Meantime, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy clashes between the Turkish army and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian army in the village of Arisheh and other regions of Abu Rasin, adding that over 400 families have fled to Tal Tamar from Arisheh and the nearby towns.
Also, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper confirmed the Turkish army's continued attacks and occupation of regions in Northeastern Syria, describing it as a gross violation of the recent agreement between Russia and Turkey over the establishment of full security at the Turkish-Syrian borders after a Kurdish pullback.
In a relevant development on Monday, clashes erupted between the Syrian Army units deployed in Ras al-Ein and Turkish occupation forces, which attacked the area during army’s deployment.
The clashes erupted as the Syrian Army units advanced from the direction of Tal Tamr in the Northern countryside of Hasaka towards the Turkish border, and deployed in the villages of Um Harmlah, Bab al-Kheir, Um Eshbeh, al-Asdiayah in the Southeastern countryside of Ras al-Ein, reducing the distance to the Turkish border to few kilometers.
Ras al-Ein is located in Northwestern Hasaka province and 85 kilometers from the city of Hasaka and near the borders with Turkey.
On Sunday, a large number of Syrian Army troops deployed in the villages of al-Sibatieh, al-Jamilieh, Kharbeh al-Dabs, Al-Qassemieh, al-Rashidiyeh, al-Davoudieh, al-Aziziyeh and al-Zahreh in Northwestern Hasaka.
On Saturday, the Syrian Army had deployed in Western regions of the city of Qameshli in Hasaka province and they were warmly welcomed by the residents of these regions.