Turkish fire kills regime lieutenant colonel and injures many soldiers in “Tal Abyad”

SOHR sources have monitored sporadic targeting by Turkish forces and their proxies with artillery and heavy machineguns, to regime positions in “Abdi Kawa” village in Tal Abyad countryside, north of Al-Raqqah. The shelling and gunfire injured several regime soldiers. Meanwhile, a regime lieutenant colonel was killed after being shot by a Turkish sniper on the same frontline.

On February 23, SOHR sources monitored the arrival of a column of 120 vehicles, including tens of tanks, in Sab’ Jaffar village in Ain Issa countryside in the north of Al-Raqqah, as a part of large reinforcement sent by regime forces to the area.

SOHR sources reported earlier this day that regime forces shelled positions of Turkish-backed factions in the north of Ain Issa town, north of Al-Raqqah.

Accordingly, the death toll among the Syria Democratic Forces, military councils and internal security forces since the start of the Turkish military operation on the 9th of October 2019 have risen to 446.

SOHR also documented the death of 31 members of the regime forces as a result of a missile targeting by the Turkish-backed factions on the areas of north-west of Manbij and the east of Ayn Issa town in positions of the regime forces’ deployment.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths among Syrian factions loyal to Ankara and the pro-Turkey cells killed in the attacks and clashes against the SDF during the same period reached 377, including 21 of the cells loyal to Ankara killed in clashes with the SDF, in addition to 11 Turkish soldiers were killed during the battles, amid information about more dead Turks on the Turkish-Syrian border.

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