Just a few hours ahead of the announcement of the Russian-Turkish “memorandum of understanding” on the situation in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Army completed deployment along the Aleppo-Hasakah highway on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
According to Syria’s SANA news agency, the Syrian Army entered the villages of al-Kozaleya, Shwaish, al-Nufaliyeh, al-Mahal, al-Badran, al-Hizam, Kahfet al-Marati and al-Dubaib northwest of Hasakah. By this move, government forces cut off the last possible direction of the Turkish offensive further inside into Syria.
Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring will be limited by the area between Tell Abyad, Ras al-Ayn and the Aleppo-Hasakah highway.
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