The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian daily activity | Two Russian helicopters fly over Syria-Turkey border in Al-Hasakah countryside

On Tuesday morning, two Russian helicopters flew over the border town of Amuda from Al-Qamishli, flying at low altitude over the border city of Darbasiyah, north of Al-Hasakah then headed to the western countryside and then to Abu Rasin/Zarkan, SOHR activists reported.

It is worth noting that this is a daily activity of Russians as their helicopters fly along Syria-Turkey border, north of Al-Hasakah on a daily basis, since Turkey threatened to launch a military operation targeting border areas controlled by SDF.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that regime forces brought in new military reinforcement to the western countryside of Al-Darbasiyyah in northern Al-Hasakah, near the Syria-Turkey border, from Al-Qamishli city.

According to SOHR sources, a regime “Zil vehicle” carrying soldiers and escorted by Russian forces arrived in the western countryside of Al-Darbasiyyah. The recently-arrived soldiers are expected to be deployed at regime posts along the Syria-Turkey border.

Meanwhile, six Russian helicopters were seen flying over the region. Also, fighter jets were flying over the area from Al-Darbasiyyah to the eastern and northern countryside of Tel Tamr, near the Syria-Turkey border.

Yesterday morning, Observatory sources reported the arrival of military reinforcement of regime forces and Iranian-backed militias in the villages and towns of Al-Ziyarah, Deir Jamal, Kharibkah, Ibbin, Maranaz and Mengh military airbase, where Kurdish and regime forces are deployed, north of Aleppo. The reinforcement included rocket launchers, heavy artillery pieces, armoured personnel carriers and buses carrying soldiers.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the reinforcement was deployed along the frontlines with Turkish forces and “National Army” factions in north Aleppo countryside and Shirawa district in Afrin countryside.