Al-Raqqah | Residents flee from rural Ain Issa for fear of new infiltration operation by Turkish-backed factions
Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing residents displacing from several areas in Ain Issa countryside in northern Al-Raqqah for fear of a new infiltration operation by the Turkish-backed factions on positions of SDF and Asayish Forces in the area.
Observatory activists monitored earlier this morning fierce clashes in Sayda village nearby Ain Issa town in northern Al-Raqqah between Syria Democratic Forces and the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) on one hand, and Turkish-backed factions, following an infiltration operation this dawn by the factions into positions of SDF and Asayish Forces.
According to SOHR sources, the clashes, which lasted for hours before the sneaked groups withdrew, left casualties on both sides. Six Turkish-backed militiamen were killed, while five members of Asayish Forces were injured, some seriously.
On the other hand, Turkish forces and their proxies shelled this morning positions in Ain Issa camp and the SDF-controlled villages of Al-Khalidiyyah and Al-Hushan in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah. No casualties were reported.