Despite tens of air and ground strikes, the Turkish Forces and the factions fail to advance in Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani) city, and the regime targets positions of the factions in Ayn Issa area • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Despite tens of air and ground strikes, the Turkish Forces and the factions fail to advance in Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani) city, and the regime targets positions of the factions in Ayn Issa area

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of raging clashes in several fronts east of Euphrates since Tuesday evening, between the Turkish Forces and the factions loyal to them against the Syria Democratic Forces, where the first continued their attack from 3 areas on Ras al-Ayn city, the eastern and western areas from the border side, accompanied by heavy shelling by tens of air and ground strikes, while the Turkish Forces and the and factions were able to retake parts of Tal Half town, in conjunction with violent clashes continued until dawn of today in areas of Manajir, and al-Arba’in, Lilan, Amiriya, al-Ahras, Tal Jammeh, and al-Alya, located in the area between Tal Tamr and Ras al-Ayn, and the clashes left more casualties and injuries in the ranks of both parties, where 12 of the Turkey-loyal factions were killed and 14 of the Syria Democratic Forces were also killed.

In the same context, the Syrian Observatory monitored rocket shelling carried out by the regime forces who are positioned in the vicinity of Ayn Issa in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah after midnight, on positions of Turkey-loyal factions in the area, also clashes broke out in the vicinity of Ayn Issa on Wednesday morning between Turkey-loyal factions against the Syria Democratic Forces, while clashes between both parties continued in several areas in the countryside of Tal Abyad city north of al-Raqqah.

As a result of the continuous battels, the death toll among the Syria Democratic Forces, military councils and internal security forces since the start of the Turkish military operation on Wednesday afternoon have risen to 161, while the number of deaths among Syrian factions loyal to Ankara and the pro-Turkey cells killed in the attacks and clashes with the SDF during the same period reached 177, including 21 of the cells loyal to Ankara killed in clashes with the SDF, in addition to 8 Turkish soldiers were killed during the battels, whom Turkey admitted the death of only 5 of them, amid information about more dead Turks on the Turkish-Syrian border, and the number of those killed is likely to rise due to the high number of wounded, some of them in dangerous situations.

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