Russian forces are planning to establish four new positions in the northeastern Syrian governorate of al-Haskah, the North Press Agency (NPA) reported on April 10.
A source in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told the agency that Russian forces visited their positions on the frontline with Turkish forces near the town of Tell Tamr. These forces raised Russian flags in the areas, where several units will be deployed later.
“The mission of these [Russian] positions is to limit the shelling of the Turkish military and armed opposition factions on our positions and populated villages,” the source said.
The new positions will be reportedly located near the towns of al-Abush and Umm Kayf in the countryside of Tell Tamr and in the towns of Abu Rasin and Zrkan in northeast al-Hasakah.
In the last few weeks, the Turkish military and is proxies intensified their artillery strikes on northeast Syria, killing several fighters of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and even a few SAA service members.
The establishment of new Russian positions in al-Hasakah will likely put an end to Turkey’s hostile actions, which endangered the ceasefire regime in northeast Syria.