On August 16, a delegation of the Russian military inspected villages in northeast Syria which were recently shelled by Turkish forces.
The delegation visited the villages of Shukh and Buraz in the northeastern Aleppo countryside, that is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The two villages were shelled on August 13 and 14 from the nearby Turkish-occupied town of Jarabulus.
During the visit, Russian officers inspected the targeted areas and the remains of three shells fired by Turkish forces at the two villages.
The Russian delegation also met with some locals, who called on Russia to step in and put an end for Turkish attacks on their villages. These attacks have been ongoing for seven years now.
In the last few months, Turkish forces intensified their attacks on SDF-held areas in northeast Syria. The attacks were not limited to artillery shelling, combat drones also carried out a number of strikes on the region.
Turkish forces attacks on northeast Syria are a violating two separate de-escalation agreements Ankara signed with Moscow and Washington last year.
Earlier this year, Russian forces established a number of new positions in northern al-Hasakah to stop Turkish attacks on the region. A similar approach can be followed in northeast Aleppo to protect civilians there.