After violent clashes continued until dawn of today, cautious and relative calm prevails the east Euphrates area in conjunction with the anticipation of running joint Turkish – Russian patrols along the border
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a cautious calm prevailing the east Euphrates area, amid anticipation for running joint military Turkish – Russian patrols at the border with Turkey, such as Darbasiyah, Jel Agha, Malkiyyeh and other areas at the border in addition to Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), in accordance with the Russian – Turkish agreement, and sources of the Syrian Observatory reported that this anticipation is accompanied by resentment by people of the aforementioned areas, as they refuse the Turkish forces to enter into their areas, and the Syrian Observatory monitored violent clashes in areas of Abu Rasin (Zarkan), between the regime forces and the Syria Democratic Forces against the Turkish Forces and the factions loyal to them lasted until dawn of today, Wednesday, also the sporadic clashes continue between both parties in areas south of Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani) city, while the factions and the Turkish Forces managed to capture 18 members of the regime forces, and the Syrian Observatory documented more casualties in the ranks of both parties, where it rose to 15, the number of casualties of the regime forces who were killed today, also it rose to 11, the number of casualties of the Turkey-loyal factions, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.
And with the fall of more casualties, 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 283. The SOHR also documented the death of 19 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 215, including 21 of the cells loyal to Ankara killed in clashes with the SDF, in addition to 10 Turkish soldiers were killed during the battels, 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 serious cases.