The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have repelled the Turkish-led attack on its newly-established positions in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.
The attack, which began in the morning of November 9, was carried out by the Syrian National Army (NSA) with a direct support from the Turkish military.
Turkish forces planned to capture the village of Umm Sha’Fah, northwest of the town of Tell Tamr. However, army units managed to hold onto their positions in the village with support from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released a video showing some of the clashes with Turkish forces around Umm Sha’Fah.
At least three Syrian service members were killed and many others were injured in the battle, which lasted for several hours. Three Syrian journalists were also injured.
The Turkish-led attack was yet another violation of Ankara’s recent agreements with Moscow and Washington, which imposed a ceasefire in northeast Syria.