Late on October 19, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recaptured several key positions which fell into the hands of Turkish-backed militants recently, according to the North Press Agency (NPA).
“SDF regains control of villages which Turkish-backed opposition groups have infiltrated earlier today, east of Ras al-Ayn,” the agency quoted its reporter in northeast Syria as saying
Early in the morning, militants of the Syrian National Army (SNA) backed by battle tanks of the Turkish Armed Forces advanced east of the border town of Ras al-Ayn, capturing the towns of al-Shakariyah, Haji Hisso and Jan Tamir.
The attack was a clear violation of the U.S. sponsored ceasefire that was accepted by Turkey two days ago. As a part of the ceasefire agreement Kurdish fighters should withdraw from the “safe-zone” along Turkey’s border.
Despite the repeated Turkish attacks around Ras al-Ayn, a convoy of first responders and medical personnel was able to enter the town in the afternoon. Dozens of injured people and corpses were reportedly evacuated from the war-torn town.