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Syrian Army, Turkish Forces Clash With Each Other In Northern Al-Hasakah

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Syrian Army, Turkish Forces Clash With Each Other In Northern Al-Hasakah

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On June 20, heavy clashes broke out between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-backed militants in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the clashes took place near the towns of Umm Ushbah and al-Asadiyah in the early hours of the morning.

“No information about casualties has been received, thus far,” the London-based monitoring group said in its report.

Prior to the clashes, the Turkish military shelled the town of Qubur al-Qrajina next to Umm Ushbah and al-Asadiyah. The three towns are located near the town of Tell Tamr, where Russian forces are known to be deployed.

Earlier this week, the Turkish military and its proxies deployed large reinforcements north and northwest of Tell Tamr in northern al-Hasakah.

The recent clashes expose the fragile nature of the ceasefire in northeastern Syria. A serious confrontation could soon take place in the region, if Turkish forces continue to carry out provocations against the SAA and Kurdish forces.

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