The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Turkish forces and factions loyal to them achieve a new advancement in Al-Raqqah countryside and take the control of large spaces of Sluk town under a cover of heavy firepower

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored fierce clashes in Sluk town in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah, between the the Syria Democratic Forces against the Turkish forces and factions loyal to them, in fierce attack carried out by the latter since early morning, under a cover of heavy firepower, where they managed to advance into the town and took large spaces of it amid ongoing attempts to impose full control over Sluk town, in the same context, clashes are continuing between the both parties in the outskirts of Tal Abyad city, in the areas of Bajiliyah, Kherbat Al-Razz, Furay’an and Jahjah on Tal Abyad – Ayn Issa Road, accompanied by heavy and violent shelling, while pro-Turkey factions targeted an ambulance in the vicinity of Tal Abyad area, where connection with the ambulance’s crew was lost and their fate is unknown.

And the SOHR published yesterday, Saturday, that the Turkish forces with the Syrian factions loyal to them were able to expand their control in Tal Abyad area since the start of “Peace Spring” Operation on the 9th of October 2019, where they controlled 31 areas at least in Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, they are Mazra’aat al-Hammadi, Abu Qabr, Mazra’aat al-Masihi, Hamida, al-Mahida, al-Dadat, al-Yabseh, al-Meshrfeh, Tal Fender, Bir Ashiq, al-Terwaziyyeh, Lazkeh, Hwyran, al-Wastah, al-Ghajir, Shokan, al-Khalidiyah, al-Aridah, al-Nabhan, Om al-Jern, Ghzil, al-Hawi, Tababin, Jamous, Felyou, al-Zaydi in Tal Abyad area, and Tal Halaf town and the villages of Alok, Kashto, and Aksas in the Ras al-Ayn area, in addition to their control of the Industrial area and Ras al-Ayn Crossing area inside Ras al-Ayn city.