As military manoeuvres underway | Coalition jets fly over northern al-Hasakah and launch flares, warning Russian jets against violating its airspace
SOHR activists have reported seeing fighter jets of the International Coalition flying over the northern countryside of al-Hasakah during the flight of Russian fighter jets participating in the Syrian regime’s military manoeuvres which have been conducted in the area between Jabal Abd al-Aziz on the M4 highway and al-Aliyah area in Tel Tamr countryside. The Coalition fighter jets have launched flares over the region with the aim to warn the Russian fighter jets against flying higher and violating the airspace in this region which is considered under the control of the International Coalition in north-east Syria region. Meanwhile, four US armoured vehicles headed to Tel Tamr in western al-Hasakah and were stationed on M4 highway, near the entrance of the town’s eastern entrance.
A few hours ago, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that regime forces were conducting military manoeuvres with live ammunition in Tel Tamr district in northern al-Hasakah, with the participation of Russian fighter jets which were seen flying at a low altitude over the region, along with launching flares. SOHR activists reported hearing loud explosions caused by the regime’s military manoeuvres which were conducted in the area between Jabal Abd al-Aziz on the M4 highway and al-Aliyah area in Tel Tamr countryside in northern al-Hasakah, near the frontlines with Turkish-backed factions.
These development coincide with the ongoing build-up on several frontlines in al-Hasakah and al-Raqqah countryside following the arrival of military reinforcement by Turkish forces and their proxy factions in “Peace Spring” areas and the recent reports of an imminent military operation, as well as the arrival of military reinforcement sent by regime forces and Syria Democratic Forces to the region.
The recent military manoeuvres in Tel Tamr area indicated to the fact that no deals or consensus have been reached so far between the Turks and the Russians regarding a military operations by Turkish forces and their proxy factions in that region.
SOHR sources had reported that regime forces sent massive military reinforcement, comprising tanks, rocket launchers, artillery pieces, logistical and military supplies and soldiers, to the frontlines with the factions of the Turkish-backed “National Army” in Tel Rahal, Daghelbash and Tel Zawyan adjacent al-Bab city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. It is worth noting that the regime reinforcement were escorted by Russian helicopters.
Regime forces also sent reinforcement to Tadef city adjacent to al-Bab city from Kuayres military airbase. In addition, regime military reinforcement arrived at the frontlines of Ain Issa in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah.
These developments coincided with the ongoing build-up by Turkish forces and their proxy factions in “Peace Spring” areas and the recent reports of imminent military operation on SDF-held areas in north-east Syria region.
On October 29, SOHR activists reported flows of Turkey-backed factions members from Hewar Kals crossing on northeast Aleppo to the Turkish lands and moving to the Peace Spring areas in the countryside of al-Raqqa and al-Hasakah.
According to SOHR members of factions affiliated to al-Hamzah Division, al-Rahman Crops, Sultan Murad, Ahrar al-Sharqiyah, Jish al-Sharqiyah, Suliman Sha and the 9th Division beside other formations of Turkey-backed National Army arrived yesterday evening to Tal Abyad at the border with Turkey in north al-Raqqa after crossing the Turkish lands coming from Euphrates Shield areas in Aleppo countryside.
The movements of factions members came amid Turkish military mobilization that arrived in Tal Abyad in the past two days along with Turkish talks about the anticipated launch of an operation that targets SDF-held areas in north east Syria.
A day earlier, SOHR activists reported the entry reinforcements loaded with heavy weapons including tanks, armored vehicles, military and logistic equipment towards Tal Abyad City at the border with Turkey withing the Peace Spring areas in north al-Raqqa.
Those activities happened for the second consecutive day amid Turkish talks about the beginning of military operation for targeting the SDF-held areas in northeast al-Raqqa.