Radical supporters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue their attempts to sabotage the shaky ceasefire (very shaky) imposed in northeastern Syria in the framework of the Turkish-Russian agreement. The agreement allowed to limit the Turkish operation area, stop the Turkish push towards Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) and prevent a further escalation in the region. Nonetheless, sporadic clashes between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish rebels continued near Ras al-Ayn. Actions of the SDF supporters endanger even these achievements.
According to media reports, pro-SDF rioters temporarily blocked the joint Russian-Turkish patrol. Reports also indicate that at least one rioter was injured by actions of Turkish forces. The situation remains unclear.
Foo shows the stoppage of military vehicles of the joint Russian-Turkish patrol in the southern countryside of Kobani, under protests by local civilians of the area. pic.twitter.com/D5UwZYZDZY
— NORTH PRESS AGENCY – ENGLISH (@NPA_English) November 12, 2019
Türk askerlerinin, Rus askeri polisleriyle Kobanê'de yaptığı devriyeye halk tepki gösterdi. Türk askerleri halka ateş açtı. Gelen ilk bilgilere göre şehit düşen siviller ile yaralılar var. pic.twitter.com/bjr53fUYWG
— Fehim Işık (@Fehim_Isik) November 12, 2019