Russian forces will establish a military post in the vicinity of the Christian town of Tell Tamir in northeast Syria, the North Press Agency (NPA) reported on November 17.
“Russian forces intend to set up a military base in the village of Um al-Kayf, some 5 km northern Tal Tamr, northeastern Syria,” the Kurdish news agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying.
Russian forces will also patrol the strategic M4 highway, which links al-Hasakah, Raqqa and Aleppo, according to the NPA.
These procedures are a part of an new agreement brokered by Russia. The agreement, which is meant to secure Tell Tamr, was approved by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Damascus government and Turkey.
Under the agreement, Turkish-backed fighters will withdraw from several villages they recently occupied north of Tell Tamr. In return, Kurdish forces will leave the town and its vicinity, where Syrian government forces will be deployed.
The alleged agreement could facilitate the return of thousands of civilians, who fled Tell Tamr this month following a series of Turkish-led attacks on the town’s vicinity.