On April 26, the Russian Military Police established a new position in the outskirt of the town of Tell Tamr in northern al-Hasakah.
According to the Step News Agency, the position was established right on the contact line with Turkish forces. The Turkish military and its proxies occupy dozens of towns in the northwestern countryside of Tell Tamr.
The Russian Military Police deployed dozens of troops and at least ten armored personnel carriers (APCs) in the newly-established position.
A few hours before the deployment of Russian personnel, Turkish forces shelled the empty position and other points in the outskirt of Tell Tamr. The shelling damaged civilian houses. However, no casualties were reported.
Earlier this month, the North Press Agency (NPA) reported that the Russian Military Police is preparing to establish four new positions near Tell Tamr. Back then, a Syrian military source told the news outlet that the new positions are meant to prevent Turkish shelling on the region.
The establishment of more Russian positions around Tell Tamr is likely aimed at detering Turkish-backed militants and thus securing the town and its inhabitants.