المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With intensive Turkish air support, the Ankara-loyal factions advance at the expense of SDF and control Ayn Issa camp, the death toll is about 20 so far

Areas on the outskirts of Ayn Issa town north of al-Raqqah city, are witness the continuation of violent clashes between the Turkey-loyal factions against the Syria Democratic Forces, in a continuous attack by the first on the area, amid intensive airstrikes carried out by the Turkish drones, in addition to continuous violent ground shelling since the beginning of the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the factions were able to progress and control several positions on the outskirts of Ayn Issa, most notably its camp, which is a few hundred meters away of the town, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented casualties in the ranks of both parties due to the heavy air and ground shelling and the violent clashes, where 13 fighters of the Ankara-loyal factions were killed, and 6 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces were also killed, 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 445. The SOHR also documented the death of 29 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 348, including 21 of the cells loyal to Ankara killed in clashes with the SDF, in addition to 11 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.

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