The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is reinforcing its new positions in Raqqa and al-Hasakah with heavy weapons, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) announced on October 23.
The state-run agency released photos showing battle tanks and in finitary fighting vehicles (IFVs) of the SAA heading towards the two northeastern governorates.
A day earlier, the Syrian military completed deployment along the Aleppo-Hasakah highway on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
The SAA deployment in the country’s northeastern region began earlier this month following a breakthrough agreement between the Damascus government and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The agreement is aimed at countering the threat of a Turkish invasion.
Besides deploying its troops along the Aleppo-Hasakah highway, the SAA will also establish 15 observation posts along the border with Turkey as a part of the recent Russian-Turkish agreement.
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