The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) deployed on October 17 at least three Grad 122 mm rocket launchers in the country’s northeast region, which is facing a Turkish-led invasion.
A video released by the North Press Agency (NPA) shows the rocket launchers heading to the region. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) can be seen escorting the SAA convoy.
The SAA’s deployment in northeast Syria began last week following a breakthrough agreement between the Damascus government and the political wing of the SDF.
Recent leaks revealed that the initial agreement will allow the SAA to enter most of northeast Syria with the aim of countering the ongoing Turkish-led offensive. Damascus and the SDF will later work on a wider agreement that would cover political and administrative aspects.
By deploying heavy weapons such as battle tanks and rocket launchers, the SAA is proving that it is determined to aid the SDF is its fight against Turkish-backed militants. More heavy weapons will likely be deployed in the few upcoming days.