After cutting off Azaz-Afrin road last night | Tense calm returns to north Aleppo frontlines • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After cutting off Azaz-Afrin road last night | Tense calm returns to north Aleppo frontlines

Aleppo province: SOHR sources have monitored tense calm prevailing on the frontlines of the northern countryside of Aleppo following an infiltration by a group of Kurdish fighters, which resulted in the cutting off of the road between Azaz and Afrin cities in Aleppo countryside.

 

Last night, SOHR sources reported that the Kurdish forces targeted a vehicle on Azaz-Afrin road in the northern countryside of Aleppo with rockets, which resulted in the cutting off of the road between Azaz and Afrin cities, near al-Shatt checkpoint to the west of Azaz. The rocket attack coincided with an infiltration by Kurdish forces into Mar’anaz frontline in Azaz countryside where violent clashes erupted.

 

A few hours earlier, SOHR activists reported the arrival of military reinforcement brought by regime forces to the frontlines with the Turkish-backed National Army in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The recently-arrived reinforcement, included artillery pieces and tanks (T-90). This development coincided with the Turkish threats of launching a military operation in north and north-east Syria region.

 

SOHR sources had reported that the command of Turkish forces in Syria has ordered its proxy factions to raise their readiness and put on high alert. These orders came in light of statements by the Turkish president and reports by Turkish government’s media outlets regarding imminent battle against the “terrorists” in north Syria region.

 

On the other hand, SOHR activists reported renewed artillery fire by Turkish forces on Kurdish-held areas, as the shells hit positions in al-Malikiyah and Qalaat al-Shawarghah villages in northern Aleppo. However, no casualties were reported.

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