The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reached the border with Turkey near the occupied town of Ras al-Ayn in the northern al-Hasakah countryside, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on October 26.
“The Syrian Arab Army reached the Syrian-Turkish border in the northeastern countryside of Ras al-Ayn after it entered dozens of villages and towns, reaching the villages of al-Kisra and Tell Ziab Zarkan,” the SANA’s reporter in al-Hasakah said.
The state-run news agency released several photos showing army troops taking positions in Ras al-Ayn’s southeastern countryside.
Earlier today, the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that their troops are withdrawing from the Syrian-Turkish border. The group said that government forces will be stationed on the border line.
The SDF’s withdrawal as well as the SAA deployment on border with Turkey are both a part of the Russian-Turkish agreement, reached earlier this week.
Despite some violations by Turkish-backed militants, all sides appear to be committed to the breakthrough agreement that could stabilize the situation in northeast Syria.