The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued on October 19 its deployment in the northern al-Hasakah countryside to counter the ongoing Turkish-led offensive on the region.
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), several units of the army entered a former U.S. base in Qasir Yalda, northeast of the town of Tell Tamir.
Units of the Syrian border guards were deployed in several newly-established positions between Tell Tamir and the town of Ahras, located 15km to the northwest.
The SAA’s deployment in northeast Syria began last week following a breakthrough agreement between the Damascus government and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The initial agreement allow the army to enter most of the region with the aim of countering the ongoing Turkish-led offensive.
Earlier today, the SAA repelled an attack by Turkish-backed militants on its newly-established positions in the vicinity of the town of Tell Tamr. This shows Damascus commitment to the agreement with the SDF.