Heavy clashes took place in northeast Syrian on November 1 and 2, with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapturing more villages from Turkish-backed militants.
The UK-backed Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Kurdish forces managed to recapture Dawdi, Azizah, al-Jamilyah and three other villages in the northern al-Hasakah countryside from the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).
“[Turkish-backed] factions attempted to block the Jalabiya-Ain Issa highway north of Raqqa city, once again, launching a new attack in the evening hours on the area, However, they failed to achieve their objective,” the monitoring group added.
Earlier this week, SNA militants launched a surprise attack south of the border towns of Ras al-Ayn, capturing several villages and town. However, they failed to hold onto their positions.
The ongoing clashes in northeast Syria show that the situation there is still far from stability. A day earlier, Russia and Turkish forces began conducting joint patrols in the region, a step that could calm down the situation soon.