The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish forces and their loyal factions control more positions in Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad and raise to about 50, the number of areas they have controlled since the operation’s beginning

Clashes continue at a violent pace between the Turkish Forces and the factions loyal to them against the Syria Democratic Forces, in places in Ras al-Ain area and its surroundings in the countryside of Hasakah and other areas in the vicinity of Tal Abyad city, accompanied by intensive and violent bombardment, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the Turkish Forces managed to achieve new progress in the aforementioned areas with an intense ground cover, also the continuous clashes caused more casualties and injuries in the ranks of both parties.

Thus, it rose to at least 49, the number of areas over which the Turkish forces with the Syrian factions loyal to them imposed their control in the east of the Euphrates, since the start of “Peace Spring” Operation on the 9th of October 2019, they are Tal Abyad, Sluk, 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, Al-al-Droubiyyah, Ayn al-Arous, Tal Antar, al-Badea’, and Jasem al-Ali in Tal Abyad area, and Mabrouka and Tal Halaf towns and the villages of Al-Kantari, Wadhah, Twijel, Alok, Kashto, Aksas, Tal Khanzir, al-Aziziyah, Al-Balujah, Abu Al-Soun, Hwish al-Naser, al-Na’eim, al-Salhiyyeh, al-Libiyyah, and Tal al-Banat in the Ras al-Ayn area.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to 128 at least, the number of members of the Syria Democratic Forces who were killed by Turkish air and land strikes and clashes against Turkish Forces and the factions loyal to, also it rose to 94, the number of the Syrian factions loyal to Ankara including 13 of the pro-Turkish cells who were killed in targeting and clashes against SDF, while 8 Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes and targeting, Turkey acknowledged the death of only 5 of them, amid information about other Turkish casualties at the Syrian – Turkish border, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, in addition to information about other casualties.