In light of military escalation in the region | Russian forces demand SDF hand over government departments in Ain Issa to regime
Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that Russian forces met with leaders of the SDF in light of the recent military escalation in the area of Ain Issa, north of Raqqa, as the area is witnessing daily intensive rocket attacks by Turkish forces and their proxy factions, in addition to the near-daily clashes on frontlines in the area.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, Russian officers asked SDF leaders to hand over government departments in Ain Issa to the Syrian regime, but the Russians’ request was rejected by SDF leaders.
Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored jets and helicopters flying over the area of Ain Issa, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces in northern countryside of Raqqa, amid a new exodus of civilians from the area to other areas, fearing an imminent military operation by Turkish forces and proxy factions on Ain Issa, especially in light of the major military escalation in the area such as daily shelling, exchange of fire and infiltration attempts.
On November 28, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the arrival of Russian forces in areas hit by Turkish rocket fire in the town of Ain Issa in northern countryside of Raqqa, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, coinciding with the displacement of the people from the area in light of the ongoing military escalation by Turkish forces and their proxy factions, without any reaction from the Russians.