On October 31, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) returned to its newly-established positions around the town of Tal Tamr in northern al-Hasakah, according to the North Press Agency (NPA).
The agency released a video showing dozens of Syrian troops heading towards the vicinity of the key town. A rocket launcher and several artillery pieces can be seen in the video.
A day earlier, the SAA withdrew from several positions in northern al-Hasakah following a surprise attack by militants of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA). Despite the army withdrawal, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to repel the attack and recapture many positions.
Pro-government activists claimed that the SAA opted to withdraw its troops because they were poorly equipped and lacked a proper supply line.
By redeploying troops and heavy weapons in northern al-Hasakah, the SAA shows its determination to fulfil the recent agreement with the SDF. The agreement, that was reached earlier this month, is aimed at confronting the Turkish-led attack on the country’s northeast region.