المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Violent clashes witnessed in areas north-west of Manbij city between the pro-Turkey factions against Manbij Military Council amid overflight of regime’s helicopters over the area

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored clashes in the countryside of Manbij city in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo today evening, Monday, between “Manbij Military Council” against the pro-Turkey factions, and the clashes between the both parties were concentrated in Al-Yashili area north-west of Manbij, accompanied by exchange of shelling, amid overflight of helicopters affiliated to the regime forces in the skies of Manbij city, and the SOHR documented the killing of a member of the regime forces and the injury of another one due to the fall of a shell launched by the factions on areas north-west of Manbij, also 4 members of the factions were killed after being targeted by Manbij Military Council in Manbij countryside, in connection to this, the SOHR learned that the International Coalition forces will complete their pullout from Manbij city tomorrow, Tuesday, thus, Manbij will be empty of any presence of the International Coalition, at the time when the U.S. forces stopped at the bridge of Qarrat Quzaq, are still continuing to hinder a column of the regime forces from passing and entering Ayn Al-Arab city (Kobani).

And in the same context, Turkish warplanes bombarded the villages of Laylan and Manajir in the countryside of Tal Tamr, at a distance of about 7 km from Ghabish village in which regime forces are stationed north of Tal Tamr, and the aerial bombardment was accompanied by ground shelling, which pushed the citizens to displace from the two villages, and the SOHR published hours ago, that it monitored relative calm in Manbij city and its countryside in the north-eastern countryside of Aleppo, and sources confirmed to the SOHR that the news about bombardment by the Turkish warplanes on the area and the presence of violent clashes there, is completely false, and what it happening there is targeting by machineguns between the pro-Turkey factions against the forces of Manbij Military Council and the regime forces, accompanied by exchange of shelling for short time, without information about casualties so far, while sources informed the Syrian Observatory that the U.S. forces are still hindering the passing of a column of the regime forces to reach Ayn Al-Arab city (Kobani), while clashes are still continuing in areas in Ras Al-Ayn city and its vicinity, between the SDF against the Turkish forces and the factions, accompanied by shelling and ongoing targeting.

The SOHR also published before sunset, that it monitored a column of the regime forces passing through Ayn Issa town north of Al-Raqqah, and it published hours ago, that that the International Coalition Forces; began to withdraw from their military base in Khrab Eshek area in the countryside of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city towards Sarin Airport, in conjunction with the passage of a large column of the regime of the regime from Manbij area on its way to Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored massive military mobilization by the Turkish Forces and their loyal factions in the countryside of Jarabulus city in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, where information circulated about the intention of the factions and Turkey to launch a massive military operation against Manbij along with the arrival of the regime forces according to a Russian agreement with SDF, but calm is still the master of the situation there, also Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city witnessed cautious calm amid the flight of warplanes in skies of the area, while the regime forces deployed in Tal Tamr area, also vehicles of the regime were seen heading to villages surrounding al-Jerniyyeh town in the western countryside of al-Raqqah.

And the Syrian Observatory published this morning that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces began to deploy in the Brigade 93rd in Ayn Issa area north of al-Raqqah city at the contact lines with the Turkish Forces, where the regime forces were expelled from Ayn Issa more than 5 years ago by the “Islamic State” organization and returned now according to the Russian agreement with SDF, and in the same context, the regime forces deployed near al-Tabaqa city in al-Raqqah countryside in addition to their deployment north of Tal Tamr area, and the Syrian Observatory monitored this morning movements by the regime forces in the area between the cities of al-Hasakah and Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani), where the regime forces are now located in an area about 6 km away of the Syrian – Turkish border, and they are expected to advance more towards Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani) area, also the movements of a column of the regime forces from Tal Tamr town was monitored, in addition to movements south of al-Tabaqa city in al-Raqqah countryside, and these moves come within the framework of the Russian agreement with SDF, where the Syrian Observatory published yesterday evening that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that warplanes affiliated to the International Coalition targeted a column of the regime forces in Al-Rasafa area south-west of Al-Raqqah city, and no information about casualties was reported so far, where the column was in its way to Al-Tabqa city to be targeted by the International Coalition warplanes in Al-Rasafa area and the SOHR published short time ago, that the regime forces and the Russian forces have been deployed in the area separating between the areas of influence of Manbij Military Council, and between the areas of influence of the “Euphrates Shield” factions, between Al-Arima and Awn Al-Dadat in Aleppo countryside, and this deployment is to be completed later at the Syrian – Turkish border in Ayn Al-Arab area (Kobani), to be extended to Jazeera area and the Syrian – Iraqi border from the side of Al-Hasakah province, and this deal came according to Russian promises that it will work on returning the people who have been displaced from Afrin to their areas and that the Syria Democratic Forces to fight as ally forces with the Russians and the regime forces in Idlib province, while sources informed the Syrian Observatory that the U.S. forces are trying to hinder the Russian and regime forces deployment in the area.

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