Turkish troops evacuate their positions in several villages between Tal Tamr and Abu Rasin for unknown reasons • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish troops evacuate their positions in several villages between Tal Tamr and Abu Rasin for unknown reasons

SOHR activists reported seeing Turkish troops retreating from their positions in the villages of Helewah, Jamus, Arishah, Mahmoudiyah, Al-Sudah, Al-Said and Kherbet Jammu in Tal Tamr – Abu Rasin area. No information has been reported yet about the reasons behind this pullout.

Sources have suggested that these areas have not been mainly within Turkey’s plans.

A group of the retreated forces headed towards Tal Halaf village, at nearly three kilo meters to the west of Ras Al-Ain city.

Separately, Syriac Military Council seized vehicles of factions operating under the banner of the National Army, after it thwarted yesterday’s attack by the factions on areas in Abu Rasin countryside.

On February 8, SOHR sources disclosed new details about the Turkish pullout from the eastern area of Tal Abyad in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah. According to very reliable SOHR sources, the retreating Turkish troops have been redeployed in the western part of Tal Abyad.

Turkey withdrew its forces from the northern part of Tal Abyad to its western part for several reasons, the most prominent of which was the spike in SDF attacks which recently inflected nearly 20 fatalities among the Turkish-backed factions.  In addition, nearly 40 fighters of the Turkish-backed faction “Al-Majd Brigade” handed over their weapons in order to be allowed to leave for Idlib.

These reasons pushed Turkey to send its Syrian proxies away from the frontlines and to deploy Turkish troops and military posts within the area which spans Ain Issa camp and Abduki village, north of Al-Raqqah.

Hours ago, SOHR sources reported that the Turkish forces evacuated their positions in the north of Tal Abyad area in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah. According to SOHR sources, the Turkish troops evacuated their positions in the vicinity of Tal Abyad, Sherkrak, Ali Bajiliyah, Kharab Rez and Kurmaza. No information has been reported so far about the reasons behind this surprising Turkish pullout.

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