In conjunction with continued preparations to start joint Turkish – Russian patrols, Ankara-loyal factions carry out a new offensive against Abu Rasin area with support of the Turkish shelling
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the passage of a military patrol of the Russian forces from Qameshly city and headed towards Amuda at the border with Turkey, and from there it will go to al-Darbasiyah, sources of the Syrian Observatory reported that the Turkish side removed part of the separation wall at Shirik village west of al-Darbasiyah at the border strip in order to enter its military vehicles, in the framework of the continuous preparations to start joint Russian – Turkish patrols, and in the same context, the clashes renewed between the Turkey-loyal factions against the Syria Democratic Forces, in the villages of Tal Mohammed and Onq al-Hawa of Abu Rasin area, in an attack by the first on sites of the latter, accompanied by Turkish artillery shelling targeted the area, while clashes took place between both parties in the past hours in areas at the western countryside of Tal Abyad, also the Ankara-loyal factions have tried to close the highway from the west side of Ayn Issa, but were not being able to do so until now.
The Syrian Observatory just published that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent clashes in area Abu Rasin areas (Zarkan), between the Syria Democratic Forces against the Turkish Forces and factions loyal to them, in an attack started by the latter yesterday night, and the clashes continued and concentrated in Onq al-Hawa area until dawn of today accompanied by intense and heavy shelling, and SDF were able to counter the attack, also 3 civilians including a woman were injured in addition to injury of a journalist of foreign nationality in shelling and clashes in the area, while the relative and cautious calm prevails all over the east Euphrates area on Friday morning, in conjunction with continuous preparations and anticipation for the start of the joint military patrols between the Turks and the Russians on the border during the day, in accordance with the Russian – Turkish agreement.
The Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Russian and Turkish sides held a meeting this morning in Darbasiyah crossing area, where both parties discussed the mechanism of coordination between them to run joint patrols in the area, and according to what the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned, the Russians and the Turks agreed to start joint patrols in the area from tomorrow, where it was agreed on the areas from which these patrols will be launched in addition to the mechanism vehicle, in preparation to launch them after they were postponed over the past 2 days, sources from the leadership of the Syria Democratic Forces justified it as an attempt to pressure them to accept regime’s conditions, especially after recent American moves and the American military reinforcements brought to the area, as well as the decision of the U.S. House of Representatives to impose sanctions on Turkey.
Lens of the Syrian Observatory monitors Russian military vehicles heading to the border with Turkey in the areas of Amuda and al-Darbasiyah, as part of preparations to start the joint Russian – Turkish patrols